Adobe products are designed to deliver the highest quality brand experience to our customers. This begins by considering the range of business and environmental interests that impact our product packaging design options. Adobe Supply Chain Operations is always seeking new ways to increase the sustainability of product packaging in terms of design, size, weight, use of recycled content, and post-consumer ease of recycling.
Let’s take an INSIDE LOOK to see what it takes to get Adobe products into the hands of its customers:
Adobe is moving toward new ways of delivering software to our customers and streamlining the process for customers to download our products. Software sold through an electronic distribution channel, which includes electronic software online downloads and group licenses, has increased to 68% in 2011 compared to the 2008 baseline of 58%.
As Adobe expands its options for digital delivery of software products, it reduces both our carbon footprint and the costs associated with packaging, transportation, and recycling of physical product.
At Adobe, we are committed to moving more of our product sales and distribution online, eliminating the need for physical packaging for our products. However, our experience shows that this may not always be the preferred option for some customers, retailers, and business partners. We recognize that offering our products in a physical packaged form will be a component of our business for the foreseeable future.