As part of Juniper Networks' corporate citizenship and sustainability strategy, our environmental policy outlines our commitment to conducting business in an environmentally responsible way.
We recognize our responsibility to positively contribute to the communities around us and society at large.
Juniper strives for excellence in global environmental, health, safety, and security management. We can deliver the greatest net positive impact for all colleagues, customers, partners, shareholders, communities in which we operate, and society at large by operating as a responsible corporate citizen.
Juniper is committed to:
- Complying with applicable environmental, health, safety, and security regulations and requirements to meet customer and community needs and expectations.
- Identifying and assessing opportunities to reduce workplace hazards and risks.
- Fostering pollution prevention and sustainable use of the earth's resources as it relates to our products, services, and activities, and to those of our suppliers and customers.
- Promoting employee involvement at every level of the organization.
- Monitoring performance and continually improving.
- Providing the appropriate resources to honor our commitment.
Juniper continues to evaluate our energy consumption and work to reduce it.
- Over the last year, we've reduced our server footprint in our data centers by 30%, lowering power and cooling requirements and energy consumption.
- We've virtualized many of our server and development labs, using an IBM "green" datacenter in Colorado and improving performance and energy efficiency.
- Working with local energy companies, such as PG&E in the San Francisco Bay Area, we've reduced our load on the energy grid and supported the local community by reducing consumption significantly during times of increased energy need.
- We've implemented daytime office cleaning services, reducing our energy use during nighttime hours and saving approximately 181,500 KWh per year.
- By dimming or turning off hallway lighting in some of our Sunnyvale buildings during afternoon and weekend hours, we've eliminated the use of more than 52,200 KWh.
Juniper has invested in the infrastructure and systems to inventory and measure our carbon footprint on a global basis.
Our goal is to credibly account for our emissions and work to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of our own operations, business travel, commute and supply chain. Though it's an exceedingly complex and multi-year process, we're measuring the energy efficiency of each of our products, as well as the carbon emissions inherent in their production and delivery to the customer.
By participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project, Juniper has been able to identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency. At our corporate headquarters facility in Sunnyvale, California, we expanded square footage by 22% and employee headcount by 15% from 2006 to 2007, yet kept direct and indirect emissions (electrical and natural gas) relatively stable, growing less than 3% (from 14,885 metric tons in 2006 to 15,223 in 2007). This means emissions per headcount went down by nearly one metric ton per person (from 6.91 in 2006 to 5.97 in 2007).