VMware has published its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, which highlights the company’s ESG performance over the past fiscal year and showcases its 2030 Agenda – a decade-long commitment to foster a more sustainable, equitable and secure world.
The report reflects VMware’s unique approach to driving ESG that not only addresses its internal operations and supply chain, but also its ability to support customers in achieving their own ESG goals through VMware technology solutions.
Highlights over the past fiscal year include:
• Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 19%.
• Maintaining its commitment to 100% renewable energy.
• Supporting 14,122 nonprofits globally.
• Engaging 26,251 employees in charitable activities.
• Establishing a new governance structure at VMware for effective oversight and increased accountability of ESG.
• Launching the VMware Responsible Sourcing Program for our suppliers, recognizing that our global purchasing power is significant.
“VMware is committed to driving ESG outcomes through the decarbonization of digital infrastructures, equity through distributed workforce technology, and enhanced security and privacy to build trust with our customers and their stakeholders,” said Joe Baguley, CTO, EMEA at VMware. “We’re starting to see results, but recognize more collaboration with all of our stakeholders is needed to enable the digital innovation that can change our world for the better.”
The ESG report highlights how customers such as German utility company WVV, Fujitsu, Moderna and Zoom have used VMware solutions to avoid carbon emissions and help empower their distributed workforces while prioritizing employees’ health and safety.
WVV uses VMware’s technology and integrated platform to reap the benefits of increased efficiency and flexible work arrangements and help maintain highly efficient and sustainable power for the city of Wurzburg in Germany. Fujitsu deployed VMware solutions to help support frontline staff in Catalonia, Spain. Moderna relied on VMware software to accelerate the production of lifesaving drugs, maintaining employee productivity and fostering collaboration, even while employees worked remotely. Zoom depends on a VMware infrastructure capable of immense scalability and security to build trust with users.
The report reflects VMware’s commitment to transparency and holding itself accountable, as well as using data to improve its decision-making and capacity for innovation. The company has reported ESG performance annually since its inaugural report in 2015 (formerly known as the Global Impact Report).
VMware also aligns its data to leading ESG frameworks, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and the Principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), and has mapped the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) to its 2030 outcomes.