Red Hat, a global provider of open-source solutions, announced its ambition to achieve net-zero operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 to address the global climate crisis.
The 2030 operational net-zero goal set by Red Hat includes scope 1 and 2 emissions as well as scope 3 emissions related to the company’s electricity use in third-party colocation data centres. This goal is in line with the science-based pathway to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The corporation underwent a thorough process to create an emissions accounting profile that defines 2019 as the baseline year.
Matt Hicks, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat said “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.”
Hicks added “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.”
To achieve the net-zero goal by 2030 or sooner, Red Hat will:
To drive continual improvement among suppliers and within its value chain, Red Hat will:
Red Hat is committed to being transparent and accountable in its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The company will document and publicly disclose its progress through its annual Community and Social Responsibility (CSR) report and on its website. The 2019-2021 GHG emissions data is available in Red Hat’s 2021 CSR report. This goal aligns with IBM’s commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.