VMware: A Force for Good

By Nicola Acutt, Vice President of Sustainability Strategy, VMware

Through the collective impact of our employees, customers and partners, VMware strives to be a Force for Good in the world. Our shared mission is to leave ahead a better future – to put back more into the environment, society and global economy than we take. Although the term “sustainability” is often only associated with “green” pursuits, we think about Sustainability at VMware in a much broader, systemic sense as resilience and the capacity to thrive as a company and community.

Nicola Acutt, Vice President of Global Community Affairs, VMware

Nicola Acutt, Vice President of Sustainability Strategy, VMware

We have made a public commitment to this shared purpose and vision through the VMware Global Impact Report. This report tells the story of VMware as a Force for Good, presenting VMware 2020 – our Sustainability vision and roadmap presented through the prism of products, planet and people.

  • Transformative Products – Driving sustainable business practices and creating technology that contributes long-term net positive value to our customers and partner ecosystem.
  • Thriving Planet – Doing more than our fair share toward environmental and social sustainability in our business practices and operations.
  • Empowered People – Building an inclusive business environment that enriches people’s lives at work, at home and in the community, and inspires us to give more than we take.

We invite you to page through the report where you will discover some interesting highlights, including:

  • The environmental impact of VMware Virtualization technology – as our CEO Pat Gelsinger shared at VMworld Europe, an independent study from IDC quantified the collective impact of VMware virtualization technology as avoiding 340 Million Metric Tons of CO2e from entering the atmosphere – equivalent to powering 43% of US Households for one year.*
  • Impact Stories – highlighting customers that we have empowered to meet their own sustainability challenges and goals, such as Medic Mobile and Chitale Dairy.
  • Climate Change Commitments – we share our carbon footprint for 2015 with commitments to a science-based target for our global carbon emissions reduction and 100% renewable energy for our global operations by 2020.
  • Diversity Data – as the first stage of our diversity data release, we share in the report that 22% of our global workforce is made up of women, and 42% are U.S. minorities. We can, and will, do better.

Together with our employees, customers and partners, VMware is an unstoppable Force for Good, and we’re just getting started. We’d love to hear more about how VMware has helped you or your company to be a Force for Good in the world. Submit your story for a chance to be featured on RADIUS.

At VMware, the seemingly impossible is possible. And we work to prove it every day.

*Source: IDC Executive Brief, sponsored by VMware, Green IT: Virtualization Delivers Energy and Carbon Emissions Reductions, October 2016.