VMware Global Impact Report: Annual Progress Update

Nicola Acutt, Vice President of Sustainability Strategy, VMware smiles for a headshot while wearing a blue top.

By Nicola Acutt, VMware Vice President of Sustainability Strategy

VMware earned a reputation for boldy tackling big challenges. Nowhere is this more evident than in our journey to leave ahead a better future, particularly when it comes to the environment and society.

In 2016, we presented our first ever VMware Global Impact Report, “Force for Good,” which details 15 ambitious aspirations and goals we set out to reach by 2020.

One year later, we are excited to share highlights of our progress. By leveraging the power of people, products and operations, VMware drives big, positive change. It’s an effort we embrace as a technology leader and as a company of global citizens more than 20,000 strong.

This year’s Global Impact Report Update reflects the strides VMware made across three pillars of impact: product, planet and people. The report also includes VMware’s annual disclosure of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance and confirms our commitment to transparency and good governance.

We invite you to look through the report to explore the highlights, including:

  • Our products: VMware virtualization technology enables customers to minimize their carbon footprint, avoiding over 76 million metric tons of CO2e from entering the atmosphere in the last year alone. In addition, a new independent IDC study concluded that infrastructure avoidance–related savings can quickly go north of 20-25 percent when customers proportionately complement their VMware vSphere installations with VMware vSAN and VMware NSX.
  • Our business operations: 72 percent of VMware’s global operations are now powered by renewable energy.
  • Our people: Our most recent pay equity data analysis, conducted by a third party, shows that at VMware women earn 99 percent of their male counterparts’ salary globally, and racial and ethnic minority employees earn 100 percent of their white counterparts’ salary in the U.S.

If you have any questions or feedback about this report, please connect with the VMware Sustainability Team: GIR_Sustainability@vmware.com..