Our 2020 Goals 

Science-Based Targets

Commit to a science-based target for our global carbon emissions reduction.

Water Conservation

Institute aggressive water conservation in the water-stressed regions of our portfolio.

Diverse Suppliers

Procure 50 percent of our business operations from diverse, sustainable and socially responsible suppliers.

100% Renewable Energy

Reach 100% renewable energy for our global operations and carbon neutrality.

Waste Diversion

Achieve over 90 percent waste diversion globally and zero e-waste to landfills from our operations.

Our 2019 Highlights 

100% Renewable Energy

Sourced 100 percent of electricity in our global facilities from renewable sources, an entire year ahead of goal.

Reduced Emissions

Achieved a 46 percent decrease in our emissions intensity over the prior year—alongside 12 percent revenue growth.

Carbon Neutral Company

Achieved CarbonNeutral Company certification for the second consecutive year.

Supplier Engagement

Engaged our suppliers representing over 75 percent of our spend to set reduction targets.

Water Conservation

Installed water-meters throughout 61 percent of our portfolio in India to continue driving water conservation projects.

100% of Our Electricity Demand Is from Renewable Sources


Reducing our electricity demand is an essential part of our environmental strategy. Over the last five years, we have been searching for innovative solutions that will help us make a difference. In 2019, we sourced 100 percent of electricity in our global facilities from renewable sources—a year ahead of schedule. To achieve this, we focused on prioritizing energy efficiency within our operations, followed by offsite and virtual power purchase agreements. We are committed to maintaining 100 percent renewable electricity for our global facilities through 2030.

VMware Is a CarbonNetural® Certified Company


2019 marked our second consecutive year of being a certified CarbonNeutral® company in alignment with The CarbonNeutral Protocol. Our CarbonNeutral certification enables us to make an immediate impact today, driving transformative change through corporate climate leadership while also helping us act ahead of and beyond regulations.


Tackling global challenges requires action at local levels. Our mission is to provide efficient, resilient and secure infrastructure solutions for the digital world. We’re using our reach as a force for good to support community infrastructure needs through climate finance to fund sustainable development in areas where foundational infrastructure is needed most.

Our Build Environment


In support of our thriving planet goals, VMware has a long-standing commitment to creating healthy and inspiring spaces for our people. In 2019, we completed the development of two new LEED® platinum-certified buildings on our Palo Alto HQ Campus. Globally, VMware has received LEED certifications at various levels for our office spaces, and we currently have 35% of our offices in LEED-certified space.

Our offices worldwide reflect our ongoing attention to mitigating the built environment's harmful environmental impacts and following green building practices. Our real estate footprint continues to evolve with the business.

Our Global Impact 

Transformative Products

We aspire to drive sustainable business practices and to create innovative technology that contributes lasting net positive value to our customers and our partner ecosystem.

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Empowered People

We aspire to build a diverse and inclusive environment that enriches lives at work, at home, and in the community – inspiring people to give more than they take.

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