Sustainability

Committed to creating a better 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.

Environment

Red Hat has more than 100 offices globally, and our facilities are the foundation of our environmental sustainability program.

Facilities

We consider sustainable initiatives such as rigorous site selection, energy and water-efficient designs and equipment, responsible material selection and workplace environmental strategies when looking to new office locations. For example, three of our four 100% leased buildings have received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification.  Our certified facilities include three of Red Hat’s largest locations, including our headquarters in Raleigh, NC (Gold LEED certification), our Westford, MA engineering facility (Gold LEED certification), and our Pune, India engineering facility (Gold LEED certification).

One example of our environmental efforts is the programs that our headquarters building, Red Hat Tower in Raleigh, North Carolina, is promoting and launching. A few examples 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 in a cleaner, greener world.