It is often the most fundamental aspects of life that are taken for granted – the very things that sustain us day in and day out. This Earth Day, themed “Invest in Our Planet,” it’s important to consider how our physical earth sustains life even without sustained investment in the planet – particularly when it comes to required reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. Recently, Juniper’s CEO Rami Rahim announced a commitment to carbon neutrality across company operations by 2025. As the need to limit global warming grows by the day, we’re using the occasion of Earth Day to raise awareness about our corporate actions underway to decarbonize operations, while at the same time delivering products that optimize power consumption to help reduce our customers’ carbon footprints.
Juniper is committed to achieving carbon neutral operations through verifiable emissions reduction measures, such as energy efficiency implementation across our global facilities, as well as clean energy sourcing. In Bangalore, where our facilities constitute the largest portion of our worldwide electricity consumption, we are on track to become one of the first multinational IT companies to partner on a group captive solar installation in India. A group captive power plant is a unique structure in which a private developer builds and operates the power plant for use by its commercial and industrial consumer partner – in this case, Juniper. Our 16 MW offtake of clean energy, starting in August of this year, is a first step toward advancing our carbon neutrality commitment.
Juniper’s focus on delivering an experience and products that help create a more connected, resilient and sustainable world extends beyond our business operations to the actual products that we sell. The increase in movement of activities online is resulting in rising emissions, lending further urgency to energy efficient product design. Since 2008, Juniper has consistently focused R&D efforts and networking portfolios on maximizing power and space consumption for all customers. We are constantly striving in sustainable packaging initiative that reduces average carbon dioxide emissions over prior solutions by significantly modifying our packaging, resulting in space reduction for transport. In addition, we look for opportunities on raw materials savings and waste mitigation through the replacement of virgin polyurethane foam, plywood, polyurethane bags with recycled materials.
Together, we urgently need to get on track to limit global warming to 1.5° Celsius. Accordingly, Juniper believes the future for networking companies is going to be owned by those who foster digital transformation while enabling decarbonization through products and operations. This Earth Day, we encourage all of our employees, customers, partners, suppliers and local communities to join us in making a sustained investment for the benefit for the planet.
Learn more at juniper.net/climate.