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Striving to help the environment
At Red Hat, we aim to reduce our environmental footprint through company-wide programs that incorporate sustainability into our business practices. With initiatives and associate engagement focused on reducing waste and power usage, minimizing travel, composting, and recycling, we continue to think creatively to find new ways of bringing business and environmental responsibility together.
We recognize the environmental impact that comes with operating an office, and we use our offices as opportunities to set an example for what sustainable work spaces can look like.
To reduce the impact our offices have on the environment:
- Timers have been installed in our largest offices, with settings to turn lights on and off automatically.
- Heating and cooling systems are set to operate only during normal business hours.
- Desktop monitors are set to go on standby when not in use.
- LED lighting is installed throughout U.S. offices.
As a result, we saw a 10% reduction in power consumption per associate compared with 2018.
We know we can create positive change by providing associates with the tools they need to make a difference. To make it easier for all associates to choose sustainable options, we’ve introduced:
- Compost bins in every break room at large U.S. offices, letting associates reduce and reuse at work.
- Sparkling water machines, which have resulted in 13,000 fewer beverage cans.
- Travel efficiency strategies for associates, including prioritizing direct flights.
Red Hat volunteers help clean up North Carolina trails.
Red Hatters walking to a volunteer engagement in Mahwah, N.J.