Partnering to protect our planet.
We all need to work together to mitigate the effects of climate change, preserve our natural resources and create a more sustainable future. Adobe is working with peers, partner organisations and our own internal teams and employees to inspire action and drive positive change.
Teaming up with industry innovators.
When it comes to sustainability, no single organisation can go it alone. We work with our customers, industry peers and partners like the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), BSR’s Future of Internet Power (FoIP), the US Green Building Council Building Health Initiative, World Resources Institute (WRI) Clean Power Council, Ceres-BICEP and Rocky Mountain Institute to use the power of all our brands to affect policy change.
For example, we’ve signed the We Are still in declaration to advocate for remaining in the Paris Climate Agreement and in December 2019 our CEO, Shantanu Narayan, joined with approximately 75 other CEOs to encourage the US to stay in. We supported California’s 100 Per Cent Clean Energy for California legislation (SB 100), Oregon’s Cap and Invest proposal (HB 2020) and the 100 Per Cent Clean Energy bill in Washington (SB 5116) — three places where we have operations. We’ve also worked with our peers to support a policy encouraging the Virginia State Corporation Commission and Dominion Energy to deploy clean and renewable energy on the electric grid where we have digital supply chain operations.
Establishing a comprehensive governance structure.
Our governance structure helps ensure that our sustainability efforts are co-ordinated across all areas of the business. Four members of our executive team are responsible for climate-related issues. They work with our Sustainability Committee to review and guide strategies, action plans, risk management policies, performance objectives and more — and Adobe’s Board of directors oversees their work.
The committee includes representatives from organisations including Operations, Facilities and Corporate Social Responsibility and committee sub-groups such as our Renewable Energy task force and Policy team meet on a regular basis.
Fostering a culture of conservation in the workplace.
Our people care deeply about contributing to a sustainable world, so we sponsor teams of employees across the globe who want to take meaningful environmental action in their communities.
We also support environmentally friendly commuting programmes. Around 18% of our US employees drive electric vehicles (that’s compared to just 1–2% in the country), so we provide electric vehicle charging stations on our campora. And we’ve switched our company fleet vehicles from diesel to electric in India to support our commuting programme and help clear the air where our employees live and work.
For more details on Adobe’s commitment to the environment, read our Sustainability Policy.