Red Hat Commits to Achieving Net-Zero Emissions by 2030

Red Hat has announced their ambition to achieve net-zero operational greenhouse has emissions by 2030 in the face of the global climate crisis.

Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open-source solutions, has announced its ambition to achieve net-zero operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 to address the global climate crisis. 

Red Hat’s 2030 operational net-zero goal follows a science-aligned pathway to limit global warming to 1.5-degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and includes scope 1 and 2 emissions, and scope 3 emissions associated with Red Hat’s electricity consumption in third-party colocation data centers. The company has been through a rigorous exercise to develop an emissions accounting profile which establishes a baseline year of 2019. 

By creating a comprehensive roadmap that is built on our open hybrid cloud strategy and aligned to IBM’s overall climate goals, we will reduce the impact we have on the environment and preserve the planet for generations to come. We all play a role in reducing our carbon footprint and this is just one of the many ways that Red Hat is doing our part.

Matt Hicks, President and Chief Executive Officer, Red Hat

To achieve the net-zero goal by 2030 or sooner, Red Hat will: 

  • Reduce its operational GHG emissions 65% by 2025 against 2019. 
  • Prioritize energy efficiency efforts and renewable energy procurement, including a goal to achieve 75% renewable electricity by 2025, and 90% by 2030. Red Hat plans to expand renewable energy contracts to support the full operations of top consuming facilities and deploy sustainable design standards throughout the company’s real estate portfolio to reduce consumption.  

To ensure transparency and accountability, Red Hat will document and publicly disclose its GHG emissions reduction journey through the company’s annual Community and Social Responsibility (CSR) report and company website. Red Hat’s 2019–2021 GHG emissions data is available in Red Hat’s 2021 CSR report. These goals align with IBM’s commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Statement by Red Hat

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