At Adobe, we believe a creative world sustains itself. We continue to strive to exceed industry certification standards and maximize efficiency with cutting-edge technology — all while empowering employees to create a culture of environmental sustainability. It is Adobe living its values.
We are committed to reducing waste through our purchasing policies, recycling practices, and disposal techniques.
Waste reduction programs are deployed where possible throughout Adobe's 80+ facilities worldwide. For example, the approximately 2,100 employees at Adobe's San Jose, California, campus actively engage in recycling and composting programs that divert up to 97 percent of the site's solid waste from landfill. Paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, cans, printer toner cartridges, and batteries are recycled, and food waste, paper, utensils, and compostable food containers are composted.
We are also concerned about the waste generated by the production of our software. Although we do not have our own manufacturing or production facilities, Adobe's Supply Chain Operations team requires all Adobe supply-based partners to follow the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct. These include contracts with third-party vendors for the replication assembly, printing, and shrink-wrap of our Adobe products. Adobe software production suppliers are located across the U.S. as well as in the UK, Ireland, Austria, Germany, Russia, and Singapore. As part of this agreement, Adobe requires its vendors to recycle Adobe's packaging materials when they must be scrapped due to obsolescence or are returned by our distributors.
In fall 2010, Adobe selected the company SIMS Recycling to be our North American eWaste collection and management partner. Together, we are developing processes to recycle and dispose of our technology-related hardware, such as outdated computers, servers, and printers.