NetApp practices what we preach with sustainable operations at our corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA. Since 2008, our headquarters has been certified as a Green Business by Santa Clara County, recognizing that NetApp goes beyond environmental regulations and implement measures. We even offer tours of our onsite data center and labs, which in 2008 earned a US$1.4M rebate from PG&E for their energy efficient design. You can learn more about both distinctions by reading the December 2008 press release. Equally important, we achieved LEED Silver and ENERGY STAR certification for Building 8 in Sunnyvale and will ensure that all new construction achieves a LEED Gold rating.

Our environmental efforts reach all our locations. In 2010 we received the Triangle Business Journal Green Award for Commercial New Construction at our east coast location in Research Triangle Park, NC. That site is also the location of NetApp’s Global Dynamic Lab (GDL), a remarkable facility that received the first EPA ENERGY STAR certification for a data center. For a detailed analysis of what makes the GDL so efficient, check out our white paper titled, Breaking the Glass House: NetApp Global Dynamic Lab Delivers Higher Power Density, Greater Efficiency, and Lower Capital and Operating Costs . Last year this state-of-the-art facility won praise from our industry peers and received the SNW Best Practices Award for green computing and energy efficiency in a data Center

Our locations reduce power consumption and improve energy efficiency through co-generation technologies and by participating in Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s automated demand response (ADR) program. These efforts have resulted in significant cost savings and recognition for supporting the needs of the community during periods of high electric demand. However, power consumption is not the only concern of sustainable operations.

Our Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Program focuses on reducing the volume of disposable materials used at our offices; we even offer employees a reusable mug for daily beverages. Recycling diverts much disposable materials from the local landfills. However, we also use compostable materials whenever possible, including takeout containers and flatware. Then, we compost kitchen and food waste. In California, these programs earned NetApp a California Waste Reduction Award Program (WRAP) award four years in a row.

Since remaining a great place to work worldwide is a top priority, we also provide services to our employees that encourage them to reduce their carbon footprint and reduce the total number of vehicle trips per employee per day. This year we’re also planning to roll out electric vehicle (EVs) charging stations at our larger sites, enabling our employees committed to sustainability to make it to and from work hassle-free.

On top of all these efforts, NetApp encourages employee engagement through employee seminars, events and online outlets so that everyone can join the discussion and share new ideas. In this way, NetApp’s corporate passion and leadership inspire employees and enable our customers toward sustainable operations.

In order to better manage our operations and provide more transparency for all of our stakeholders, NetApp is actively engaged in carbon reporting through The Carbon Disclosure Project . Below you will find the key metrics associated with our global corporate carbon footprint.

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Key Sites

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