Workplaces

At Facebook, we are proud to design, build and operate some of the most sustainable workplaces in the world.

Our workplaces inspire collaboration, meet the dynamic needs of our workforce, and promote environmental responsibility.

Our sustainability philosophy is centered around the wellbeing of building occupants, resource efficiency, climate resilience, and supporting biodiversity.

We achieve this by integrating sustainability into our workplace design, operations, commuting, and culinary services.

Sustainable Design

Through engaging multidisciplinary teams of designers and innovators dedicated to the highest standard of design, we create spaces that are sustainable, inclusive, and focused on how employees feel and perform at work.

We strive for impact and to meet the needs of our diverse workforce. Our workplace design standards reduce our carbon footprint, ensure energy and water efficiency, utilize safe and healthy materials, and provide flexible workspaces optimized for ergonomics, lighting, and acoustics.

We lower the environmental impact of our construction practices through the procurement of low-carbon building materials and responsible waste stream management, aiming to reduce, reuse and recycle material wherever possible.

Did you know?

We design for resource efficiency across our global offices. Our design standards help us achieve the following across our global offices.

ENERGY

20% Less Energy

Energy use reduction through the use of high-performance mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems

WATER

40% Less Water

Water use reduction through the use of efficient plumbing fixtures and recycled water

WASTE

80% Waste Recycled

Construction waste recycled through responsible waste stream management

Case Study: Sustainability Starts at Home

We know the cleanest electron is one you never use, so our energy strategy for our offices starts by maximizing efficiency in every way possible. Our Menlo Park headquarters is supported by 100 percent renewable energy and includes 3 MW from onsite rooftop solar. 

Our newest HQ buildings are LEED Platinum certified. We achieved the highest level of LEED Certification through utilizing renewable energy, recycling our water onsite, and an expansive green roof. The 9-acre green roof is home to hundreds native plants, as well as over 4000 bird species. The roof also acts as a sustainable stormwater management strategy and insulates the building, further reducing energy use.

Sustainable Operations

We seek to operate healthy and resilient global workplaces. Through best practice facility management and sophisticated building controls, we manage a portfolio of high-performance workplaces. Our facilities teams monitor building resource consumption trends and prioritize performance optimizations to ensure energy and water efficiency.

A portion of our office portfolio is ISO 50001 certified, a globally recognized energy management standard.

Sustainable Commuting

Our transportation program supports carbon reduction by providing a suite of sustainable transportation options, including electrifying our shuttle fleet, as well as addressing barriers to sustainable mobility choices across the workforce.

Reducing single-occupancy vehicle commuting is an important part of our holistic approach to sustainable transportation as it dramatically reduces the carbon emissions associated with our operations. 

Globally we offer a wide-range of commute support such as showers for cyclists, resources for ride-sharing, carpooling, and subsidies for public transport. When it comes to mobility on campus, employees are provided bicycles and electric intercampus transit options.

Did you know?

In an effort to curb their own environmental footprint, 50 percent of employees across our global offices took alternative commute options to work in 2019.

50%

Of global employees take alternative commute options to work instead of driving alone

Sustainable Nourishment

Our culinary program connects the Facebook community around the table with sustainable food service that provokes thought, inspires change, and helps our Earth thrive. 

We are working to reduce our carbon footprint by offering plant-forward and locally-sourced menus across our global cafes and micro-kitchens. We prioritize responsibly sourced ingredients that support sustainable food systems and the health and dietary needs of our employees and visitors. 

Energy and water efficiency is a key factor in the way in which we design and operate our kitchens. We select energy efficient equipment and are working to lower our dependence on combustion fuels for cooking. 

We also work to reduce food waste through employee and staff education, innovative food preparation and serving practices, and community-based food donation partnerships.

Did you know?

Since 2019, we’ve donated hundreds of thousands of meals to local communities near our global office locations.

200k+

Meals (and counting) donated to those in need

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