Google will be powering its operations using 100% renewable energy by the end of this year, the company has confirmed in a new report.
We reported yesterday that big business is backing clean energy. The RE100 campaign – led by The Climate Group and CDP – is a leading initiative in this area, where some of the biggest global brands have pledged to move to 100% green energy.
And Google is one of the trailblazers when it comes to sustainability. “We’ll achieve 100% renewable energy for our operations in 2017,” its 2017 Environmental Report says.
It is a major milestone for a company, which from day one, has taken its environmental responsibilities seriously.
“Operating our business in an environmentally sustainable way has been a core value since our founding,” said Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President of Technical Infrastructure at Google.
“We’re more committed than ever to the environment, and we believe that businesses, governments, and citizens all have critical roles to play in ensuring that we have clean air, water, soil, and healthy forests. We’ll continue working hard for a cleaner and more prosperous future for all.”