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 and reducing our CO2 emissions, landfill waste, and water and energy consumption.
Red Hat has over 70 offices globally, and our 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.
- Energy- and water-efficient designs and equipment.
- Responsible material selection.
- Indoor environmental strategies.
While we seek LEED certification for our larger facilities, every new office, regardless of size, is infused with sustainable attributes. Our Brno, Czech Republic office received BREEAM certification in 2014.
Red Hat promotes a robust recycling program that includes:
We even recycle building materials. In recent 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 use in new classroom facilities.
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 filtered water dispensers and ice machines are 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 in United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Environment Day. Every year on June 5, Red Hatters around the globe celebrate positive environmental actions that result in a cleaner, greener world.