By Nicola Acutt, Vice President of Sustainability Strategy, VMware
VMware is on a mission to ensure a net positive effect across our products, people and planet. This Earth Day, we are taking action to inspire a ripple effect through our collective impact. For every employee that pledges to take sustainability-related actions at home or at work, VMware will plant a tree on their behalf through Restore the Earth (REF) Foundation.
But why is a digital transformation company that puts data in the cloud, also putting trees in the ground?
Headquartered in Baton Rouge, the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, also known as the LSU AgCenter, is one of nine institutions that make up the state’s university system. The LSU AgCenter’s mission is to provide research-based educational information to improve the lives and economic well-being of the people of Louisiana.
From construction projects to daily meals in our cafeterias, we’re committed to making sure the waste we create around the world is reused, recycled or composted. Our efforts are paying off. In 2015, we had a waste diversion rate of over 90% in our offices with over 2,000 people, and, at our Palo Alto headquarters, we diverted 94% of waste from landfill.
Strong, balanced and inclusive practices and policies that support our commitment to diversity are key to the health of our business, and our unique culture and employee community. We know that innovation thrives in cultures where diverse perspectives are actively encouraged, respected and celebrated. As a globally connected community, we know that the power of human difference has been, and will continue to be, a vital component to VMware’s success.
VMware is committed to having a net positive impact in the world and we are proud to report on the progress we are making. As we accelerate into the new year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on our progress in 2016. Click here to view an infographic that depicts VMware’s Collective Impact and key milestones to date.
Measurabl, a software startup for sustainability reporting, formerly called GreenBox, is piloting the enterprise version of its software with firms including VMware, Clarion Partners and Gables Residential.
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(3BL Media) San Jose, CA - April 2, 2012 – Cisco today announced it is joining forces with EMC to offer comprehensive technical education solutions in the areas of cloud architecture, virtualization, storage, data center networking and data science.