Sustainability

Red Hat is dedicated to communities—to our communities of partners and customers and to the communities where we work, live, and play. As Red Hat grows, our impact on these communities and the environment grows as well.

We will be a responsible member of our global community by building sustainable facilities, reducing our CO2 emissions, energy consumption, landfill waste, and water consumption.

Facilities

With over 70 offices globally, Red Hat® facilities are the foundation of our sustainability program. For every new building, we implement sustainable initiatives throughout the design and construction process, including:

  • Rigorous site selection.
  • Choosing energy- and water-efficient designs and equipment.
  • Responsible material selection.
  • Indoor environmental strategies.

While we seek LEED Certification for our larger projects, every new office, regardless of size, is infused with sustainable attributes. We expect to achieve LEED certification in our new Beijing, China, Raleigh, NC, and Westford, MA facilities in 2013.

Recycling

Red Hat promotes a robust recycling program that includes:

  • paper
  • plastic
  • glass
  • e-waste
  • batteries

We even recycle building materials. In current renovations to Red Hat’s new global headquarters, we were able to salvage over 200,000 square feet of carpeting and donate it to the Wake County Public School System in North Carolina for their use in new classroom facilities.

Water consumption

In 2012, Red Hat stopped purchasing bottled water for its major North American facilities. We were able to remove over 211,000 plastic bottles from the production and waste streams. At orientation, we give every associate a reusable water bottle, and make filtered water dispensers and ice machines available in the break rooms.

All of our restrooms, water fixtures, and refrigerators are water-efficient.

World Environment Day

Red Hat is also a proud participant of the United Nations’ World Environment Day. Every year on June 5, Red Hatters around the globe join together to celebrate positive environmental actions that result in a cleaner, greener world.