The Goals Database
Eliminate Unfavorable Materials
Our goal is to design, manufacture, and sell products that are safe, efficient, and sustainable. One of the ways we do this is by eliminating hazardous substances and work toward creating and integrating safer substitutes. The Google Restricted Substances Specification describes our commitment to the elimination of hazardous chemicals in all Google branded consumer products, accessories, manufacturing processes, and retail packaging.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
In 2007, Google committed to being carbon neutral, and we’ve met this goal every year since then.
Our end goal is a zero-carbon world where everyone everywhere has access to clean, carbon-free energy 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Reduce single-occupancy vehicle commuting at our Bay Area headquarters to 45%.
Provide electric vehicle charging stations for 10% of parking spaces at our Bay Area headquarters.
Manufacturing / Operational Waste
Achieve Zero Waste to Landfill for our global data center operations. We increased our global landfill diversion rate for data center operations by 5%—from 86% in 2016 to 91% in 2017.
Reduce total waste per Googler at our Bay Area headquarters by 10% in 2017, compared with a three-year average baseline (2014-2016). We achieved a 4% reduction in landfill waste per Googler at our Bay Area headquarters.
Set regional waste-reduction targets for our offices in 2017. We revised our strategy to focus on the highest-impact waste opportunities within our office portfolio. In 2017, we focused on collecting representative and robust waste audit data from our global offices. This effort is the foundation for understanding waste-performance opportunities based on office purchases, waste generation, and supportive local infrastructure.