In 2016, Symantec committed to reducing its scope 1 and 2 emissions by 30% over a 10 year period (FY16 to FY25 with a FY15 baseline).
We are pleased to share that we have met that goal 7 years early,
having achieved in just 3 years a 32% reduction through investments in energy conservation, more efficient use of space, and a move to cleaner sources of energy to power our offices, labs, and data centers. Building on our success to date, we have set a new goal to reduce our scope 1 and 2 and scope 3 fuel and energy related emissions by a further 30% over the next 15 years (FY18 to FY33).
Recognizing that we have already captured much of the low hanging fruit, we are working on multiple fronts to deliver additional meaningful reductions through a combination of energy efficiency, space consolidation and clean power sources.
We are collaborating with others to leverage our collective influence including through our membership of the Ceres BICEP coalition, BSR future of internet power, and RE buyers principles.
We have signed up to participate in the SBTI and look forward to announcing additional scope 3 supply chain and employee transportation goals in the near future.
As a leader in the cyber-security protection space,
we recognize that the smart, distributed grids that are driving the clean energy revolution are vulnerable to cyber-security breaches. We commit to deploying our resources to support the cyber-protection of smart grids and the distributed devices that they comprise and we will publish our plan for doing so by the end of 2019.