Carbon neutral since 2007.
Google's Third Decade of Climate Action
In our founding decade, Google became the first major company to be carbon neutral. In our second decade, we were the first company to achieve 100% renewable energy. By 2030, we aim to be the first major company to operate carbon free.
Moving towards carbon free by 2030 won’t be easy. Here’s how we’re leading at Google, supporting partners, and enabling everyone to be part of the solution to climate change.
Leading at Google
We always start with how we can operate our business more sustainably. It’s our responsibility - and it’s also the best way to innovate, iterate, and share best practices with others.
Operating on carbon-free energy 24/7 by 2030
Eliminate all our legacy carbon emissions since 1998
Deploy $5.75B in sustainability bonds
Enable 5 GW of new carbon-free energy in manufacturing regions by 2030
Deleting emissions from our own operations is vital, but our impact is far greater when we enable others to do the same. We’re committed to sharing technology, methods, and funding to help organizations everywhere transition to resilient, carbon-free systems.
Help over 500 cities to reduce 1 gigaton of carbon emissions annually by 2030
Remove more carbon from the atmosphere with reforestation and better tree data
Launch €10M Climate Impact Challenge to accelerate green recovery
Breakthrough AI research to dramatically increase building efficiency
Google helps people around the world take action to live more sustainably every day. People searched for “How to live a more sustainable lifestyle” more than ever in 2020. And some of our products are already helping people around the world take steps to do just that. They turn to Google Maps to find sustainable transit options like walking, biking, and public transportation. And Nest Thermostats have helped customers save 50 billion kWh of energy over the years. But we know there’s more we can do to help everyone live more sustainably.
Offer 1 billion people new ways to take actions to reduce their environmental footprint by 2022
For a deeper look, dive into our whitepaper: Google's Third Decade of Climate Action.View report
Learn more about Google’s ongoing approach to sustainability.Visit sustainability.google