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Sustainability in the cloud.

At Workday, we measure our success not only in financial terms, but also by how we operate in the community and environment. We are committed to reducing—and where possible, eliminating—any negative environmental impact while benefiting the communities we live and work in.

Our sustainability efforts focus on the environmental, social, and economic issues that help create and sustain long-term success at Workday. These include energy efficiency, customer satisfaction, company culture, community outreach, and governance and ethics.

We welcome your feedback on our progress and how we can improve.

Suggested Resources

Workday 2015 Global Impact Report

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Workday 2012 Sustainability Report

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Workday 2010 Sustainability Report

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SaaS is green.

The Software-as-a-Service business model helps Workday customers reduce their global carbon footprint by centralizing server processing, optimizing energy usage, and eliminating redundant equipment. Workday’s data centers are optimized for processing, energy, and cooling efficiency.

Reduce, reuse, recycle.

Workday strives to reduce office waste such as paper and print products wherever possible. A strict "question every print-out" policy and double-sided default printer settings help in this goal. All glass and plastic bottles as well as aluminum cans from our vending machines are collected and properly recycled in all offices. Special waste such as old batteries, printer cartridges, or cell phones are regularly collected and recycled. We also compost of all biodegradable materials in our offices.

No landfill policy.

Workday’s comprehensive “No Landfill” policy ensures that all electronics are securely disposed of. We maximize reuse of equipment when possible and dispose all remaining items responsibly by adhering to the strict e-Stewards standard.

Clean energy.

Workday supports the development of clean energy projects by offsetting 100 percent of the non-renewable electricity use in our office buildings and data centers. To achieve this, Workday purchased 23,525 MWh in renewable energy credits (RECs) in 2014. The annual impact of these purchases equates to:

  • The removal of 2,513 passenger vehicles from the road for a year
  • Planting 306,135 tree seedlings and growing them for ten years
  • Preserving 92 acres from being deforested for a year

Workday also offsets 100 percent of our emissions from using natural gas in our office buildings. To achieve this, Workday purchased and retired 1,000 MT in Verified Emissions Reductions (VERs) in 2014.

Workday's commitment to clean energy has been recognized by the EPA in the Green Power Partnership program with a “100% Green Power Purchaser” status.