In 2016, Google marked 10 years of operating as a carbon neutral company and announced that it’ll reach 100% renewable energy for its global operations in 2017.

When we committed to being carbon neutral in 2007, we knew that aggressive energy-efficiency initiatives, renewable energy, and carbon offsets would all be critical to our ongoing strategy, and over time we’ve learned and innovated across these areas in ways we couldn’t have imagined a decade ago. 

We meet the challenges posed by climate change and the need for resource efficiency by working to empower everyone—businesses, governments, nonprofit organizations, communities, and individuals—to use Google technology to create a more sustainable world. This philosophy started with Googley decisions like building server casings from reused Legos and grew to building a global network of data centers that lead the industry in efficiency.