We're committed to reducing our greenhouse gas footprint by 75% and reaching 100% renewable energy in 2020
We recognize the urgency of climate change and Facebook is committed to help tackle this global challenge.
We believe sustainability is about more than operating responsibly. It’s an opportunity to support the communities we’re a part of and make a positive impact on the world.
Climate change is one of the most urgent issues facing our world today. That’s why we’re working to minimize our energy, emissions and water impact, protect workers and the environment in our supply chain, and partner with others to develop and share solutions for a more sustainable world beyond our operations.
“Withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement is bad for the environment, bad for the economy and it puts our children’s future at risk. For our part, we’ve committed that every new data center we build will be supported by 100% renewable energy. Stopping climate change is something we can only do as a global community, and we have to act together before it’s too late.”
We’re taking action by setting a science-based target to reduce our operational greenhouse gas emissions by 75% in 2020, from 2017 levels. In 2019, our operations achieved 86% renewable energy and a 59% reduction in GHG emissions.
We’re proud to collaborate on sustainability solutions that bring the world closer together. Our partnerships with companies, nonprofits, and coalitions are helping to develop innovative solutions and catalyze climate action across the globe.
We’re scaling our positive impact by tracking metrics that matter. Focusing on areas where we can have the biggest positive impact on both our own operations and on the communities around us is a priority for Facebook.
To learn more about our latest progress, please read our 2019 Sustainability Report.