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.
Adobe measures and reports Scope 1 and 2 emissions, as well as Scope 3 emissions in the form of employee business travel. We are currently not calculating employee commuting or any product-related or customer-related emissions as part of Scope 3. This information is updated annually and is available in the Sustainable Silicon Valley, Carbon Disclosure Project, EIRIS, Quantum, and Trucost reports. To calculate our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, we use the World Resources Institute's GHG Protocol and the Climate Registry Protocol to compile information from the utility bills from each location that is owned or leased.
Adobe purchases credits to offset 100% of the carbon emissions from Scope 1 and Scope 2 in all LEED certified sites in North America. These purchases usually take the form of renewable energy credits and verified emission reductions, primarily obtained from wind farms and landfill biogas plants. We hope to gradually be able to reduce the amount of offsets we buy as we are able to use more clean power directly, whether through purchase or on-site generation.
Adobe is constantly researching, testing, and implementing new methods for energy conservation, including retrofitting with energy-efficient equipment and installing monitors that instantly meter power usage at all our sites around the globe.