Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - January 18, 2023
Red Hat Sets 2030 Goals
Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, announced its ambition to achieve net-zero operational GHG emissions by 2030 to address the global climate crisis.
The company's 2030 operational net-zero goal includes Scope 1 and 2 emissions, and Scope 3 emissions associated with Red Hat’s electricity consumption in third-party colocation data centers.
“By creating a comprehensive roadmap that is built on our open hybrid cloud strategy and aligned to IBM’s overall climate goals, we will reduce the impact we have on the environment and preserve the planet for generations to come,” said president and chief executive officer of Red Hat, Matt Hicks in a statement. “We all play a role in reducing our carbon footprint and this is just one of the many ways that Red Hat is doing our part.”
Red Hat will reduce its operational GHG emissions 65% by 2025 against 2019.
The company will also prioritize energy efficiency efforts and renewable energy procurement, including a goal to achieve 75% renewable electricity by 2025, and 90% by 2030.
Red Hat plans to expand renewable energy contracts to support the full operations of top-consuming facilities and deploy sustainable design standards throughout the company’s real estate portfolio to reduce consumption.
To drive improvement among suppliers and within its own value chain, Red Hat will engage two-thirds of suppliers (by spend) by 2027 and ask them to establish and maintain their own environmental management systems, and set goals to reduce their GHG emissions.