Juniper Networks Innovates Toward a More Sustainable Future
First Annual Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability Report Highlights Juniper's Contributions to Green IT
- Since 2008, Juniper has reduced the number of physical servers that are in the lab and data center environments with virtual servers; dramatically reducing the company's server footprint by 30 percent and subsequent energy consumption.
- In 2009, almost 60 percent of Juniper's largest suppliers participated in Carbon Disclosure Forum's Supply Chain Leadership Program, which is designed to provide visibility into the emissions of the supply chain.
- Juniper invests more than $800 million annually in research and development to continuously improve product designs and help customers integrate sustainable networking principles into their own operations. For example, the Juniper Networks EX4200 and EX8200 switches use roughly 8-10 percent less power than similar competitive platforms.
- Juniper's simplified data center network design requires fewer devices and interconnections, leading to improved efficiencies, power and cooling. For example, in a data center of 3,000 GbE attached servers, a simplified design with Juniper Networks EX Series switches consumes more than 40 percent less power than a traditional design based on a three-layer architecture.
- Juniper is leading by example and starting to measure and report on the standardized Energy Consumption Rating (ECR) efficiency metric for each defined product class.
- Since 2004, we have participated in the Carbon Disclosure Project reporting on our Scope 1-3 emissions as a way to identify opportunities for greater efficiencies in managing our carbon footprint.
- Last year, Juniper Networks Foundation made grants of $855,000 to non-profits worldwide. Juniper also matched more than $309,000 in employee donations to charities around the world.