Sustainability

Committed to creating a better world

As Red Hat grows, our impact on the environment and the community grows as well. We strive to be a responsible member of our global community by building sustainable facilities; reducing waste production and energy consumption; and placing the wellness of our community at the center of our environmental priorities.

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Environment

Red Hat has more than 105+ offices globally, and our facilities are the foundation of our environmental sustainability program.

Facilities

Red Hat has focussed on achieving sustainability excellence within the engineering facilities globally through LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification. Our certified facilities include five of Red Hat’s largest locations. Our headquarters in Raleigh, N.C., and our engineering facilities in Delhi, Pune, and Bangalore, India all have LEED Gold certification; and our Westford, Mass. engineering facility is LEED certified.

The programs we launch and promote at our headquarters are a good example of our commitment to sustainability. These include:

Recycling efforts

Red Hat promotes robust recycling and composting programs that include: paper, plastic, glass, food, e-waste, and batteries. Recycling efforts also include building materials. In recent renovations to Red Hat’s global headquarters, over 200,000 square feet of carpeting was salvaged and donated to the Wake County Public School System in North Carolina for use in new classroom facilities.

Water consumption

In 2012, Red Hat stopped purchasing bottled water for its major North American facilities and installed water filtration systems. All restrooms, water fixtures, and refrigerators are water-efficient.

World Environment Day

Red Hat participates in the United Nations Environment Program (‘UNEP’) World Environment Day each year. Each year on June 5, Red Hatters around the globe celebrate positive environmental actions that promote a cleaner, greener world.

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions. Our deep commitment to the open source community and open source development model is the key to our success, as well as a driver for our sustainability programs. We believe open source principles unlock the world’s potential, and our culture naturally positions us to make a positive impact within the communities where we live, work, and play.

Red Hat Tower is Red Hat's LEED Gold Certified headquarters located in Raleigh, N.C.

Red Hat Tower is Red Hat's LEED Gold Certified headquarters located in Raleigh, N.C.

Red Hatters walking to a volunteer engagement in Mahwah, N.J.

Red Hatters walking to a volunteer engagement in Mahwah, N.J.

Red Hat is working to build a better world

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