ESG Strategy

We are committed to advancing Sustainability, Equity and Trust by embedding ESG into everything we do–throughout our technology strategy, business model and culture.

As our technology services and solutions have grown, so too has our ability to drive ESG outcomes through decarbonization of our customers’ digital infrastructures, equity for our customers’ employees through distributed workforce technology, and enhanced security and privacy for our customers to build trust with their stakeholders.

 

2030 Agenda 

VMware’s 2030 Agenda is a decade long ESG commitment and call to action to foster a more sustainable, equitable and secure world. We are building a future in which our technology will make a positive impact on all our stakeholders: employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders, communities and our planet. To ensure accountability, we are operationalizing ownership for our 2030 Agenda throughout VMware. Our 30 cross-functional goals by 2030 are owned by our business units, which have the expertise to enact real and lasting value.

We recognize that we cannot do this alone. VMware will collaborate with our entire stakeholder ecosystem, and together we will enable digital innovation that can change the world for the better.

Sustainability

Sustainable digital infrastructure, supporting the transition to net zero emissions and decarbonization for our customers, supply chain and operations.

Equity

Equitable, unbiased and inclusive access to opportunities for all by enabling people to work where and how they want to work.

Trust

Trust earned from our commitment to resilience, ethics, data privacy, security and transparency. 

ESG Highlights

CARBON EMISSIONS AVOIDED BY VMWARE SOLUTIONS

1.2B METRIC TONS

CERTIFIED CARBON NEUTRAL COMPANY SINCE

2018

POWER OF DIFFERENCE (POD) COMMUNITIES

24

LAUNCHED VMWARE

RESPONSIBLE SOURCING PROGRAM

Corporate Governance

The overarching approach to VMware governance is rooted in our EPIC2 values. With integrity at the heart of our values, we strive to be consistently bold yet humble, competitive yet fair, and decisive yet respectful. We build and protect trusted relationships with our customers, partners, shareholders and our people.
Our corporate governance practices provide a framework for operating VMware in our stakeholders' best interests and the requirements of law. We manage our affairs according to the highest principles of business ethics and good governance.

Materiality Assessment

A materiality assessment offers a holistic view of how issues, goals and outcomes can impact a business. By aligning all our priorities—both business and ESG—at VMware we made an important shift in how we plan and operate, which is driving meaningful change internally and externally. We performed our most recent materiality assessment in 2019 with a comprehensive review of our stakeholder ecosystem. We conducted a thorough analysis of industry trends and peer benchmarking, reviewed investor inquiries and customer insights, and received input from external IT sector experts and internal contributors. We prioritized topics based on their potential impact to our core business—whether financial, reputational or market-based—and how those topics impact our key stakeholders’ decision-making.  We also considered the potential outcomes we could accelerate with these material issues, which ultimately helped inform our ESG Strategy.

Data Privacy and Security

New and emerging privacy and security legislation place specific regulatory obligations on organizations, while cyberattacks are rapidly growing in sophistication and scope. At VMware we are passionate about privacy and data security and have developed comprehensive procedures and controls to help protect our customers and their infrastructures and our own.

Ethics

A culture of ethical conduct and compliance is key to maintaining a sustainable and responsible business. This culture is core to VMware’s commitment to integrity which underpins our Business Conduct Guidelines.  These guidelines specify standards of behavior that go beyond just complying with the law. They require all employees, directors and executive officers of VMware and its subsidiaries to uphold our shared corporate values: to build and protect trusted relationships with customers, partners, shareholders and the communities within which we operate.

Anti-Corruption

We all share a role in the global fight against bribery and corruption. To help protect against these threats, we’ve established an anti-corruption program that outlines policies, programs, training, and risk and control evaluation centered around embedding anti-bribery management into every facet of our business. We leverage risk assessments to drive process and control refinement, identify targeted training opportunities, and implement program enhancements, where necessary. In 2019 we launched a compliance campaign titled "We All Own It," focused on driving accountability for ethics and compliance issues at a personal level.

Public Policy

Our Government Relations and Policy team partners with governments and public officials to champion our technologies, products and services, customers, employees, and our global communities. We work with all levels of government on public policies relevant to our core business and core values, and we partner with trade associations and industry organizations that share our vision and policy objectives. 

 

VMware also works with United By Interest (UBI), the first bipartisan, majority-minority owned government relations team in Washington, D.C. UBI helps enhance VMware’s outreach to key members the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus on issues around social and racial justice.  

Sustainability

Sustainability is core to our values and future success. We have a legacy of enabling positive environmental impact through our technology solutions and we continue to enable decarbonization of digital infrastructure across our customer ecosystem, value chain and our own operations. VMware has been a certified CarbonNeutral® Company since 2018; our operations have been powered 100% by renewable energy since 2019.Through our collective efforts to drive toward net zero emissions in our operations and sustainability in our product solutions, VMware will inspire the next generation of sustainable digital infrastructure. ​

Workload Carbon Efficiency

Accelerate productivity and carbon efficiency of customers’ digital operations. 

 

  • IDC White Paper - Enabling More Agile & Sustainable Business through Carbon-Efficient Digital Transformations.

Zero Carbon Clouds

Catalyze the transition to zero carbon clouds. 

 

Business Resilience

Ensure resilience from our physical infrastructure to our distributed workforce. 

 

  • Disaster Recovery Solutions - Protect any workload, balancing the speed and cost of recovery with the criticality of your data, with comprehensive disaster recovery solutions from VMware.
  • Build a Future Ready Organization - Empower your employees to work securely from anywhere. Adapt to changing business conditions. And build greater resilience into your organization.

Distributed Energy

Accelerate the adoption of distributed energy for our distributed workplace. 

 

Net Zero Emissions

Achieve net zero carbon emissions for our operations and supply chain. 

 

  • Journey to Net Zero - VMware is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions for our operations and supply chain by 2030.
  • VMware Home Office Emissions White Paper - In 2020, we assessed - for the first time—the carbon impact of VMware employees working from home. 
  • Responsible Sourcing - We’re committed to supporting our suppliers along their ESG journeys and working toward shared goals.

E-Waste Responsibility

Drive e-waste responsibility throughout our operations.

Carbon Transparency

Enable transparency to the carbon reduction impact of VMware solutions.

Impact Investments

Invest in innovations at the intersection of social, environmental and financial impact.

Water Resilience

Support water resilience among our global communities.

Sustainable Cloud Advocacy

Support public policy that drives secure, resilient and sustainable multi-cloud infrastructure. 

Sustainability Highlights

CARBON EMISSIONS AVOIDED BY VMWARE SOLUTIONS

1.2B METRIC TONS

TOTAL RENEWABLE ENERGY PURCHASED IN FY21

158,097 MWh

RENEWABLE ENERGY GLOBALLY

100%

LEED CERTIFICATIONS

19

Equity

VMware firmly believes that technology plays a critical role in building a digital future that is equitable, accessible and inclusive. From our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts to our digital workspace technology, we are redefining the workplace of the future. VMware is empowering employees in distributed workforces with equal opportunity, inclusive leadership and increased flexibility—within VMware and beyond. Through partnerships with academic institutions and nonprofit partners, VMware also aims to close the digital skills gap in marginalized communities and make digital transformation more accessible for all. 

Anywhere Workspace

Enable our customers’ distributed workforces to be productive and engaged wherever they are working. 

 

 

Diversity and Inclusion

Drive equity through doubling down on diverse hiring and inclusive leadership. 

 

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - We believe that technology plays a critical role in building a digital future that is accessible, unbiased and inclusive for all.

Culture of Service

Foster a culture of service among our global communities. 

 

  • VMware Foundation – Our Foundation exists to amplify our people’s personal passions for the individual causes they care about.

Digital Skills

Advance technical and digital skills acquisition around the world.

 

  • VMinclusion Taara - Our unique program designed to support women in returning to work by offering free technical education.
  • IT Academy - Working closely with the community, IT Academy provides educational resources to help students gain the digital skills necessary to make digital transformation accessible for all.

Nonprofit Digital Transformation

Accelerate nonprofits’ digital journeys.

 

 

Supplier Diversity

Increase commitment to diverse-owned and underrepresented suppliers. 

 

  • Responsible Sourcing - We’re committed to supporting our suppliers along their ESG journeys and working toward shared goals.

Equitable Pay

Advance equitable pay for all VMware People. 

Technology Accessibility

Ensure the technology we develop is accessible for all.

 

Distributed Workforce

Build a diverse, innovative workforce by meeting talent where they are and how they want to work.

 

Employee Wellbeing

Engage and empower our people through a culture of health and wellness that is accessible, inclusive and innovative.

 

Equity Highlights

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN EQUALITY SCORE

100%

EMPLOYEES ENGAGED IN CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES (FY21)

26,251

VMWARE MATCHING GIFTS (FY21)

$11.5M

# OF GLOBAL NONPROFITS SUPPORTED (FY21)

14,122

Trust

At VMware, we envision a future where customers are confident their data is secure and being used responsibly,employees can be sure their companies are transparent and ethical, and all stakeholders are effectively safeguarded from cyberattacks threatening our digital world. By viewing innovation through a lens of digital ethics and stewardship, and by focusing on security, privacy-by-design and transparency, VMware establishes and maintains trust among our people, customers, partners, shareholders and communities. 

Security

Enable a cyber resilient world through VMware solutions. 

 

Privacy by Design

Embed privacy by design across our products, services and operations. 

 

VMware on VMware

Leverage VMware software in our internal infrastructure with a focus on trust, security, experience and sustainability. 

Workforce Development

Enable our people to advance from every chair.

 

  • Career Development - We offer diverse learning platforms and experiences designed to amplify careers.

Fair and Ethical Practices

Advance fair and ethical business practices.

 

Social Impact Advocacy

Support public policy that drives social and environmental impact in IT.

Digital Ethics

Advance our approach to digital ethics and stewardship.

Integrated Reporting

Transition to integrated reporting, meeting or exceeding ESG disclosure standards.

 

Transparency

Embed governance and accountability for the benefit of all stakeholders. 

 

Sustainable Finance

Integrate sustainable metrics into our financial decision-making process.

Trust Highlights

LAUNCHED THE VMWARE

RESPONSIBLE SOURCING PROGRAM

ESTABLISHED THE VMWARE

ESG LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

DEVELOPED MEASURABLE

EXECUTIVE ESG MILESTONES

INCLUDED ESG UPDATES FOR

INTEGRATED FINANCIAL REPORTING

Reports & Data

ESG Reports

We believe that transparency is crucial to achieving our ambitious 2030 Agenda and keeping ourselves accountable, which is why we routinely share our progress across our 2030 goals.

We also regularly respond to investor requests for information and industry leading ESG assessments. These include the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) to measure our environmental sustainability performance, EcoVadis to evaluate our sustainable procurement practices, and S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) to measure our overall ESG performance and evaluate inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).

ESG Data

VMware has a long history of leveraging data to improve our decision making and capacity for innovation. We have transparently shared our ESG performance since VMware’s inaugural ESG Report in 2015. 

We measure our impact in line with leading ESG frameworks including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). 

Year
Framework

 

Company Overview

Description

FY2020

FY2021

Framework

Organization name VMware, Inc. VMware, Inc. GRI 102-1
Total revenue (in millions) $10,811 $11,767  
Primary brands, products, and services VMware Form 10-K FY20 VMware Form 10-K FY21 GRI 102-2
Worldwide patents and applications 7,235 8,384  
Location of headquarters 3401 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94304 USA 3401 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94304 USA GRI 102-3
Location of operations VMware Office Locations VMware Office Locations GRI 102-4
Ownership and legal form VMware Form 10-K FY20 VMware Form 10-K FY21 GRI 102-5
Markets served VMware Form 10-K FY20 VMware Form 10-K FY21 GRI 102-6
Scale of the organization VMware Form 10-K FY20 VMware Form 10-K FY21 GRI 102-7
Reporting period February 2, 2019 - January 31, 2020 February 2, 2020 - January 31, 2021 GRI 102-50
Report cycle Annual Annual GRI 102-52
Report contact ESG@vmware.com ESG@vmware.com GRI 102-53
Direct economic value generated and distributed VMware Form 10-K FY20 VMware Form 10-K FY21 GRI 201-1
Membership of associations VMware's 2020 CDP Climate Change response VMware's 2021 CDP Climate Change response GRI 102-13
List of stakeholder groups Shareholders, customers, partners, employees, communities, the environment Shareholders, customers, partners, employees, communities, the environment GRI 102-40
Statement from senior decision-maker VMware Global Impact Report FY20, Letters from the CEO and CPO VMware ESG Report FY21, Letters from the CEO and CPO GRI 102-14
Information on employees and other workers VMware Global Impact Report FY20, Empowered People VMware DEI Report FY21 GRI 102-8
External initiatives We are involved in several external initiatives, including: RE100, REBA and Step Up. The low carbon sustainable development projects that we support address numerous Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including: SDG 1, SDG 3, SDG 5, SDG 6, SDG 7, SDG 8, SDG 9, SDG 13 and SDG 15. Details of these projects can be found in VMware's 2020 CDP Climate Change response, Section C11.2. All of these initiatives are voluntary. We are involved in several external initiatives, including: RE100, REBA, UNGC and World Economic Forum. The low carbon sustainable development projects that we support address numerous Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including: SDG 3, SDG 4, SDG 5, SDG 6, SDG 7, SDG 8, SDG 9, SDG 12, SDG 13, SDG 15, SDG 16 and SDG 17. Details of these projects can be found in VMware's 2021 CDP Climate Change response. All of these initiatives are voluntary. GRI 102-12
Year
Framework

 

Governance

Description

FY2020

FY2021

Framework

Governance structure Corporate Governance Guidelines Corporate Governance Guidelines GRI 102-18
Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics VMware's Sustainability Strategy is led by the Vice President of Sustainability Strategy. VMware's Environmental, Social and Governance strategy is led by the Vice President of Environmental, Social, Governance, and reports to the following ESG Executive Sponsors: Chief Financial Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief People Officer and General Counsel. GRI 102-20
Total Executive and Non-Executive Board Members 9 10 GRI 102-22
Board Gender Diversity 22% 20% GRI 102-22, 405-1
Composition of the highest governance body and its committees Corporate Governance Guidelines Corporate Governance Guidelines GRI 102-22
Chair of the highest governance body  Corporate Governance Guidelines Corporate Governance Guidelines GRI 102-23
Nominating and selecting the highest governance body Corporate Governance Guidelines Corporate Governance Guidelines GRI 102-24
Conflicts of interest Corporate Governance Guidelines Corporate Governance Guidelines GRI 102-25
Role of highest governance body in setting purpose, values, and strategy Corporate Governance Guidelines Corporate Governance Guidelines GRI 102-26
Evaluating the highest governance body's performance Corporate Governance Guidelines Corporate Governance Guidelines GRI 102-28
Communicating critical concerns Corporate Governance Guidelines Corporate Governance Guidelines GRI 102-33
List of material topics Data Privacy and Security, Digital Ethics, Product Stewardship and Design, Climate Resilience and Adaptation, Energy and GHG Emissions, Civic Engagement and Public Policy, Community Engagement, Digital Skills and Training, Human Capital, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity, Supply Chain Responsibility, Business Oversight and Transparency Data Privacy and Security, Digital Ethics, Product Stewardship and Design, Climate Resilience and Adaptation, Energy and GHG Emissions, Civic Engagement and Public Policy, Community Engagement, Digital Skills and Training, Human Capital, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity, Supply Chain Responsibility, Business Oversight and Transparency GRI 102-47
External assurance VMware is responsible for the preparation and integrity of the information in this report. VMware engaged Apex as an independent third party to review our FY20 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory and energy consumption, and received limited assurance of its accuracy and completeness. The scope of this review, included in this report, includes our global Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions, Scope 1 and 2 energy consumption and Scope 3 GHG emissions related to business travel. The rest of this report has not been externally assured by an independent third party. VMware is responsible for the preparation and integrity of the information in this report. VMware engaged Apex as an independent third party to review our FY21 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory and energy consumption, and received limited assurance of its accuracy and completeness. The scope of this review, included in this report, includes our global Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions, Scope 1 and 2 energy consumption and Scope 3 GHG emissions related to business travel. The rest of this report has not been externally assured by an independent third party. GRI 102-56
Code of conduct Business Conduct Guidelines Business Conduct Guidelines GRI 102-16
Principle 10
Percentage of employees who completed Business Conduct Guidelines training 100% 100% GRI 102-16
Principle 10
Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics VMware Ethics Helpline VMware Ethics Helpline GRI 102-17
Data Privacy and Security      
System performance and security VMware Cloud Trust Center VMware Cloud Trust Center GRI 418-1
TC-SI-220a.1
Principle 1
Description of policies and practices relating to behavioral advertising and user privacy VMware Global Impact Report FY20, Section: Data Privacy and Security VMware ESG Report FY21, Chapter 6: Accountability GRI 418-1
TC-SI-220a.1
Description of approach to identifying and addressing data security risks, including use of third-party cybersecurity standards VMware Global Impact Report FY20, Section: Data Privacy and Security VMware ESG Report FY21, Chapter 6: Accountability TC-SI-230a.2
Description of business continuity risks related to disruption of operations VMware Global Impact Report FY20, Section: Business Continuity and Enterprise Resilience VMware ESG Report FY21, Chapter 4: Action TC-SI-550a.2
Public Policy      
Company political contributions 0 0 GRI 415-1
VMware PAC contributions [12] $77,500 $99,000 GRI 415-1
Year
Framework

 

Social

Description

FY2020

FY2021

Framework

Workforce Indicators      
Number of employees 31,000 34,242 GRI 102-7
Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees VMware Benefits VMware Benefits GRI 401-2
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion VMware Diversity Equity and Inclusion VMware Diversity Equity and Inclusion Principle 1,6
Regional employees (AMER %) 52.0% 49.5% GRI 102-7
Regional employees (APJ %) 30.8% 31.9% GRI 102-7
Regional employees (EMEA %) 17.2% 18.6% GRI 102-7
Global gender diversity 25.7% 27.1% GRI 102-8
TC-SI-330a.3
Regional gender diversity, AMER 26.8% 27.7% GRI 102-8
TC-SI-330a.3
Regional gender diversity, APJ 24.6% 26.8% GRI 102-8
TC-SI-330a.3
Regional gender diversity, EMEA 24.6% 26.0% GRI 102-8
TC-SI-330a.3
Regular employees under 31 years old 18.0% 21.4% GRI 405-1
Regular employees 31-50 years old 69.8% 65.7% GRI 405-1
Regular employees over 50 years old 12.5% 13% GRI 405-1
Total New Hires - under 31 years old 38.2% 36.4% GRI 401-1
Total New Hires - 31-50 years old 24.7% 55.5% GRI 401-1
Total New Hires - over 50 years old 23.5% 8.2% GRI 401-1
US - African-American/Black 3.2% 3.7% GRI 405-1
TC-SI-330a.3
US - Asian 31.1% 32.2% GRI 405-1
TC-SI-330a.3
US - Caucasian/White 57.6% 55.4% GRI 405-1
TC-SI-330a.3
US - Hispanic/LatinX 5.8% 6.2% GRI 405-1
TC-SI-330a.3
US - Multiracial 1.8% 2.0% GRI 405-1
TC-SI-330a.3
US - Other 0.5% 0.5% GRI 405-1
TC-SI-330a.3
Differently Abled (US) 3.0% 3.2%  
LGBTQ (Global) 3.0% 2.6%  
Veterans (US) 4.6% 5.4%  
Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men At VMware, women earn 99% of their male counterparts' salary globally. At VMware, women earn 99% of their male counterparts' salary globally. GRI 405-2
Process for determining remuneration We continually analyze compensation globally, accounting for multiple factors that influence pay such as tenure, geographic location and performance. Our most recent data analysis, done by a third party, shows that at VMware, women earn 99% of their male counterparts' salary globally and racial and ethnic minority employees earn 100% of their white counterparts in the U.S. We are proud of these results and are strongly committed to pay equity and equal opportunity across gender and racial lines. We continually analyze compensation globally, accounting for multiple factors that influence pay such as tenure, geographic location and performance. Our most recent data analysis, done by a third party, shows that at VMware, women earn 99% of their male counterparts' salary globally and racial and ethnic minority employees earn 100% of their white counterparts in the U.S. We are proud of these results and are strongly committed to pay equity and equal opportunity across gender and racial lines. GRI 405-2
Talent Development      
Total number of employees who attended a Professional Development program 15,087 18,049 GRI 404-2
Principle 6
Total number of employees who attended an RandD training 13,325 14,644 GRI 404-2
Principle 6
Employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews VMware believes that by innovating new performance norms, we not only build stronger human relationships and improve communication between employees and managers, we also ensure we stay agile and responsive to the changes that naturally occur in the business environment. To this end, we encourage career development goal setting and conversations throughout the year. In 2019, 64% of employees were appraised based on management by objectives; 50% were appraised based on a multidimensional approach (e.g., 360 degree feedback), and; 96% of our managers completed our talent planning process. VMware believes that by innovating new performance norms, we not only build stronger human relationships and improve communication between employees and managers, we also ensure we stay agile and responsive to the changes that naturally occur in the business environment. To this end, we encourage career development goal setting and conversations throughout the year. GRI 404-3
Employee engagement9 66% 44% TC-SI-330a.2
Employee Net Promoter Score (NPS) 45 48  
Community Engagement      
Total VMware Foundation grants $15,861,000 $17,361,000  
VMware matching gifts (included in total above) $5,170,000 $11,533,000  
Employee service learning hours 128,623 65,103  
Number of employees who participated in charitable activities 22,113 26,251  
Percentage of employees who participated in charitable activities 74% 77%  
Number of global nonprofits supported 10,065 14,122  
Total VMware University Research Fund (VMURF) grants $6,406,131 $6,781,089  
Human Rights      
Commitment to ethical conduct VMware's Business Conduct Guidelines VMware's Business Conduct Guidelines GRI 412-1
Principle 1,4,5,6
Commitment to supplier diversity VMware Responsible Sourcing VMware Responsible Sourcing GRI 414-1
Principle 6
Diverse supplier spend (US) $139,000,000 $120,000,000  
Supplier code of conduct VMware's Supplier Code of Conduct VMware's Supplier Code of Conduct GRI 414-1
Principle 1,3,4,5,6
Partner code of conduct VMware's Partner Code of Conduct VMware's Partner Code of Conduct GRI 414-1
Principle 1,3,4,5,6
Year
Framework

 

Environmental

Description

FY2020

FY2021

Framework

Strategy and Management      
Environmental impact of VMware products
IDC White Paper, sponsored by VMware, Enabling More Agile and Sustainable Business Through Carbon-Efficient Digital Transformations, August 2020 IDC White Paper, sponsored by VMware, Enabling More Agile and Sustainable Business Through Carbon-Efficient Digital Transformations, August 2020 Principle 8, 9
GHG emissions avoided by VMware products 152,000,000 MT CO2e 152,000,000 MT CO2e
*Note: Data is from FY20, calculation was not updated for FY21."
Principle 8, 9
Climate strategy, management, risks and opportunities VMware's CDP Climate Change Questionnaire 2020 VMware's CDP Climate Change Questionnaire 2021 GRI 102-15, 201-2
Principle 7
GHG Emissions      
GHG Emissions 458,479 MT CO2e 385,432 MT CO2e GRI 305
Scope 1: Direct emissions from owned/controlled operations 5,501 MT CO2e 2,788 MT CO2e GRI 305-1
Scope 2: Indirect emissions from the use of purchased electricity (market-based) 9,955 MT CO2e 7,318 MT CO2e GRI 305-2
Scope 2: Indirect emissions from the use of purchased electricity (location-based) 71,896 MT CO2e 72,198 MT CO2e GRI 305-2
Scope 2: Indirect emissions from the purchased cooling 1,943 MT CO2e 1,106 MT CO2e GRI 305-2
Scope 3: Business air travel 71,711 MT CO2e 15,878 MT CO2e GRI 305-3
Scope 3: Employee commuting 3 39,685 MT CO2e 23,571 MT CO2e GRI 305-3
Scope 3: Purchased Goods and Services 255,754 MT CO2e 240,663 MT CO2e GRI 305-3
Scope 3: Capital Goods 59,796 MT CO2e 72,136 MT CO2e GRI 305-3
Scope 3: Other [same footnote as the one beside footprint graphic] 16,077 MT CO2e 23,079 MT CO2e GRI 305-3
GHG emissions intensity revenue metric 4 .92 MT CO2e/revenue 0.62 MT CO2e/million USD revenue GRI 305-4
GHG emissions intensity employee metric 5 2.32 MT CO2e/employee 2.08 MT CO2e/employee GRI 305-4
GHG emissions intensity square footage metric 6 2.49 MT CO2e/1,000 Sq Ft 1.62 MT CO2e/1,000 Sq.Ft. GRI 305-4
Progress against our science-based emission reduction targets     GRI 305-5
Principle 8
By 2030, VMware is committed:      
To reduce our scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50% from a FY2019 base-year   % of target achieved in the current year: 115%  
To reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from fuel-and-energy-related activities 50% from a FY2019 base year   % of target achieved in the current year: 67%  
To reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from employee commuting 50% from a FY2019 base year   % of target achieved in the current year: 108%  
Electricity      
Electricity purchased 156,144 MWH 159,889 MWh GRI 302-1
TC-SI-130a.1
Total renewable energy purchased 156,144 MWH 158,097 MWh GRI 302-1
Principle 8
Total Energy Attribute Credits (EACs) purchased 51,435 MWh 70,280 MWh GRI 302-1
Principle 8
Renewable energy purchased (excluding EACs) 104,709 MWh 87,817 MWh GRI 302-1
Principle 8
Percentage of renewable energy globally 99.6% 99.88% GRI 302-1
TC-SI-130a.1
Principle 8
Energy intensity square footage metric 33 kWh/Sq Ft 31 kWh/sqft GRI 302-3
Reduction of energy consumption VMware 2020 CDP Climate Change response; Section C4.3 VMware 2021 CDP Climate Change response; Section C4.3 GRI 302-4
Principle 8
Waste      
Waste generation (tons) 1,113 120 GRI 306-2
Recycling (tons) 437 54 GRI 306-2
Compost (tons) 601 56 GRI 306-2
Landfill (tons) 75 9 GRI 306-2
Landfill diversion rate 93% 92% Principle 8
Waste programs coverage (% of global square footage) 42% 50%  
E-Waste      
Total e-waste generated globally (MT) 243.06 MT 91.34 MT GRI 306-2
Total e-waste processed at R2 certified facilities (% of total e-waste generated) 93% 95% GRI 306-2
Principle 8
E-waste disposal by region (%)      
AMER 73% 75%  
APJ including India 25% 20%  
EMEA 2% 5%  
Water      
Water consumed 134,929,077 (gallons) 158,000,562 (gallons) GRI 303-5
TC-SI-130a.2
Water consumption coverage (percentage of global square footage) 36% 62%  
Built Environment      
LEED certifications 19 19  
Percentage of square footage in green building certified space7 35% 42% Principle 8
Wenatchee Data Center Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) 1.28 1.29 GRI 302-3
TC-SI-130a.1
Portfolio Square Footage 6,211 (in thousands) 6,242 (in thousands)  
Supply Chain      
Engagement with supply chain on climate issues VMware's supply chain consists of approximately 8,500 total suppliers with approximately 250 of those being our top suppliers (by spend). In 2019, for the second consecutive year, VMware requested data from our top suppliers via CDP Supply Chain. Our supplier participation doubled and we continue to engage our suppliers on their sustainability journeys. We engage with approximately 250 suppliers each year on the CDP Supply Chain platform to understand our supplier base climate maturity. These suppliers represent roughly 75% of our procurement spend and about 61% of total scope 3 emissions in FY21. At the end of 2020, we launched our Responsible Sourcing Program to deepen our supplier engagement. GRI 102-9, 308-1
Principle 8
Science-Based Target: VMware commits that 75% of its suppliers by spend (approximately 250 suppliers) covering purchased goods and services, capital goods, upstream leased assets and upstream transportation and distribution will have science-based targets by FY2025   24% of our suppliers have set or committed to science-based targets as of FY21. GRI 102-9, 308-1
Principle 8

Partnerships

VMware collaborates and co-innovates with our expansive ecosystem of customers and partners. Together, we enable digital innovation that can change the world.

Accounting for Sustainability (A4S)

Serving as an active member, inspiring action by finance leaders to drive a fundamental shift towards resilient business models and a sustainable economy.

Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA)

Supporting through active board membership and proud signatory of the Energy Buyer Federal Clean Energy Policy statement. 

RE100

Early signatory to global collaborative representing businesses committed to using 100% renewable electricity in partnership with the Climate Group and CDP.

World Economic Forum (WEF)

Serving as an active member with WEF, a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that engages prominent, political, business and other leaders.

US National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF and VMware support multiple projects with a goal of fostering transformative research that changes how we work tomorrow.

Next G Alliance

Serving as a founding member, a bold new initiative to advance North American mobile technology leadership over the next decade.

Stanford University

An endowment to the Stanford Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab, VMware is investing in women’s leadership for generations to come. 

The Valuable 500

Serving as a member to unlock the business, social and economic value of more than 1 billion people with disabilities around the world.

Awards & Recognition

VMware is proud to be recognized for our ESG performance by our peers and partners across industries.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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CDP’s Climate A List

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AA MSCI ESG Rating

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Silver EcoVadis Rating

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Forbes’ Just 100 Companies

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America's Most Responsible Companies

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Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

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Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity

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2021 ESG Report

At VMware, we are committed to advancing SustainabilityEquity and Trust.