We are committed to a sustainable, low-carbon future, advancing equality and fostering employee success. We try to integrate social good into everything we do. All of these goals align with our long-term growth strategy and financial and operational priorities.
Protecting our Planet
Our cloud computing model has a much smaller environmental footprint than the traditional on-premise model, helping our customers operate more sustainably. We are also focused on managing our own environmental footprint as we grow. We are working toward a goal of 100% renewable energy for our global operations, and our data center site selection and energy sourcing practices are designed to help manage our future carbon emissions. Additionally, in April 2017, we announced achievement of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. We are also pursuing innovative green office initiatives and leveraging our people, technology and resources to help environmental causes around the world.
Fostering Employee Success
Equality is a core value at Salesforce. We have spearheaded initiatives to advance equal pay, equal advancement, equal opportunity and equal rights for our employees and the broader community. This includes our ongoing public commitment to eliminate gender-based wage disparities in our workforce. This effort began with our Equal Pay Assessment and an initial salary adjustment in 2016 to eliminate statistically significant gender-associated differences in pay. In April 2017, we announced further pay adjustments, part of our ongoing work to ensure that all employees at Salesforce are treated equally in pay, opportunity and advancement. Since 2016 we have committed approximately $6 million to this end.
From our very inception, Salesforce has been committed to giving back. In February 2017, we were named by Fortune Magazine as the top “Workplace for Giving Back.” We believe that a company can do well, while also doing good in the world.
Salesforce pioneered and has inspired other companies to adopt its 1-1-1 integrated philanthropy model, which leverages 1% of a company’s equity, employee time and product to help improve communities around the world. Together with the Salesforce Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and Salesforce.org, a nonprofit social enterprise, we now have given approximately $160 million to charitable organizations, logged over two million employee volunteer hours around the world and provided more than 31,000 nonprofit and higher education organizations with the use of our service offerings for free or at a discount.
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