We are committed to building the metaverse sustainably.

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We are developing exciting new technologies that will help people connect and explore in the metaverse, an immersive, embodied successor to the mobile internet. This includes our Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and wearable hardware technologies and devices.

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Sustainability in the metaverse

As we work to bring the metaverse to life — helping people connect, build communities and grow businesses — we are also seeking to unlock new ways we all can participate in the transition to a just, low-carbon economy. 

In addition to Meta infrastructure and operations, our net zero commitment also includes the cutting-edge VR, AR and wearable hardware technologies and devices we’re testing and creating everyday.

Building sustainably means

Evaluating opportunities to incorporate recycled content into products.


Transitioning segments of our logistics network to lower-carbon modes of transit like leveraging ocean instead of air freight.

Conducting Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) of our Reality Labs products to better understand the environmental impacts associated with them.

In 2022, we also launched our Meta Quest “As Good As New” program, enabling customers to purchase refurbished products for our flagship devices.

Creating the ‘Ecosphere’ through virtual reality

Meta joined with the World Wildlife Fund, PHORIA, an Australian-based technology studio, and Silverback Films to create Ecosphere, an immersive VR series highlighting WWF’s work to protect animals and ecosystems around the world. This three-part series guides viewers through the savannahs of Kenya, the rain forests of Borneo, and the coral reefs of Raja Ampat, allowing viewers to encounter elephants, orangutans and manta rays along with the people who work to protect these animals and their habitats.

Using virtual reality to connect with the ocean

Marine biologist Dr. Erika W. uses Meta Quest to lead VR dives with people around the world. This is a key educational component of her nonprofit, The Hydrous, which is focused on creating open access to marine environments. When people can explore, understand, and engage virtually, they connect with the ocean and are motivated to protect one of Earth’s most valuable natural resources.

2023 Sustainability Report

We envision a just and equitable transition to a zero-carbon economy and are working to scale inclusive solutions that help create a healthier planet for all.

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