Salesforce is committed to only owning and occupying net zero operational carbon assets, maximising the reduction of embodied carbon emissions of new developments and major renovations, compensating for any residual upfront embodied emissions, by 2030, as applicable. Their vision is to have at least 50% reduction in absolute carbon emissions relative to business as usual in FY31.
Measure and publicly disclose annual energy and carbon emissions data, including whole life carbon, as appropriate.
Salesforce has developed a strategically integrated, sustainable built environment program focused on deep reductions in operational and embodied carbon emissions. Salesforce implements deep decarbonisation best practice across the portfolio. From 2020, all major, new office interiors will align with LEED Platinum v4 standards and pursue International Living Future Institute’s Zero Carbon Certification by 2030.
Verify assets meet or exceed leading green building standards around the world, such as LEED™, BREEAM®, Green Mark®, and Fitwel® and verify whole life carbon emission via an independent third party as applicable. Salesforce relies on the green building certification processes to hold sustainability at their real estate projects accountable and transparent. Certification will help deliver world-class, high-performing and low-carbon real estates.
Through Salesforce’s leadership in supply chain practices and innovative processes, their real estates become showcases to the broader community, inspiring others of what can be achieved. For example, supplier score results are used as part of overall strategic purchasing decisions and are often shared with suppliers as part of a feedback loop meant to help them improve their environmental performance. Salesforce is also innovating beyond their immediate portfolio decarbonisation efforts through initiatives such as the Net Zero Marketplace, a carbon credit platform.