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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

At NetApp, we know that the world’s ongoing challenges require innovative solutions. That is why we bring our unique ability to harness the power of data and the strength of our values to benefit people and communities, and to build a more sustainable future.

Our commitment to ESG

A renewed vision for sustainability

We continue to integrate ESG into our overall business strategy. To better focus our efforts, in 2022 we worked with a third-party expert to conduct an extensive materiality assessment in order to identify our top ESG priorities for the coming years. Our systematic, data-driven approach to the analysis of internal and external stakeholder perspectives produced a revised and more evenly balanced inventory of concerns to address. Priority issues include energy management; greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; product design and lifecycle; data privacy and security; diversity, inclusion and belonging; employee health and safety; and supply chain management.

Sustainable Innovations

Environmental issues – including energy management and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – are of the highest priority to our stakeholders. We recognize the impact that data storage has on our environment; as data increases, so does the energy needed to manage it and its subsequent carbon footprint. Together with our customers and suppliers, we can make changes today that reduce our collective environmental impact.
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Investing in People

Embracing a culture of diversity requires that we create opportunities for inclusion, diversity, and belonging (DI&B) every day. The culture of inclusion at NetApp fosters a strong community that’s empowered to innovate. Our social impact programs enable us to be actively involved in creating a world where all people and communities are able to thrive.
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Creating Trust

Trust is the foundation of our relationships with customers, partners, shareholders, regulators, and employees. Transparency about our products, services, and processes is essential to ensuring the strength of that foundation.
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FY22 Highlights

    • 100%
    • of our new 168,000 square-foot Wichita building's electricity comes from wind energy
    • 99%
    • of e-waste was recycled, resold, or returned to service
    • 29,269
    • hours of volunteer work logged by employees

At NetApp, we believe that having an ESG vision is far more than just a part of our value proposition, or even a competitive advantage: it is a key part of our organization’s impact on the world we live in.

George Kurian, Chief Executive Officer

George Kurian, NetApp Chief Executive Officer

NetApp awarded a GOLD medal

EcoVadis is a leading evidence based ESG rating agency, providing supplier ratings across the themes of environment, labor & human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. At the time of rating in late fall 2022, this placed NetApp in the top 7% of companies rated by EcoVadis.

Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action and a blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. The 17 SDGs address global challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, and justice; at NetApp, our business and philanthropic contributions align with several of these goals.

2022 EcoVadis sustainability award
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