Pinterest opts for 100% renewable power at global office chain

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September 13 (Renewables Now) - US image sharing platform Pinterest has committed to using 100% renewable electricity to power its global portfolio of offices by 2023 under a broader sustainability plan.

The California-based company said last week it will start procuring all-renewable power for all of its offices, starting the initiative with its headquarters in San Francisco, the company announced last week.

Under the plan, Pinterest will purchase Energy Attribute Certificates for its head office premises through community choice aggregator CleanPowerSF’s SuperGreen programme. The same approach will be subsequently adopted for its global real estate portfolio. Renewable energy will be sourced locally, whenever possible.

“Powering our offices with 100% renewable electricity by 2023 is a step in our journey to build a better and more sustainable future for our employees and the global community,” said Mia Ketterling, Pinterest’s Global Sustainability Lead.

The visual discovery platform is already partnering with local organisations to recycle used office furniture and equipment and conducting campaigns for employee engagement and lowering food waste.

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