Symantec is taking action on a number of fronts to reduce its carbon footprint and help customers do the same. For example, we:
We succeeded in reducing electricity use and the resulting Scope 2 GHG emissions between FY08 and FY09. Between FY09 and FY10, however, our electricity consumption increased due to the growth of two energy-intensive services: application hosting and data storage. Nonetheless, we remain committed to energy efficiency and to minimizing our company’s GHG emissions.
If our enterprise data center is excluded, the success of Symantec’s broader CO2 reduction efforts become apparent: global emissions exclusive of the enterprise data center decreased 11 percent in FY10 versus our FY08 base year.
In FY11, Symantec will set a new overall GHG-reduction goal in line with our growing business.