US software giant Oracle Corp (NYSE:ORCL) today announced plans to cover 100% of its electricity needs globally with power from renewable sources by 2025.
The technology group’s operations across the globe, including all of its facilities and cloud infrastructure, will be all-green as part of the expansion of its sustainability programme. The existing plan already contained a goal for using 100% renewable energy across all regions where the Oracle cloud data centres are located by 2025.
At present, Oracle’s European Cloud regions are already supplied with 100% renewable energy, while 51 of the company’s offices globally have switched to using all-renewable power.
"Oracle's ambitious pledge today will ensure it is going further and faster to reach a sustainable future, and inspiring other businesses around the world to be more environmentally friendly,” said Oracle’s UK business and energy secretary Kwasi Kwarteng.
Among Oracle’s sustainability priorities are also the lowering of landfill waste, the reduction of e-waste through hardware recycling and using suppliers that have made environmental commitments.
Veselina Petrova is one of Renewables Now's most experienced green energy writers. For several years she has been keeping track of game-changing events both large and small projects and across the globe.