• Advancing Sustainability Goal

      We will reduce the energy intensity of our entire product portfolio by 80% (FY12–FY21)

      The carbon footprint of our products is clearly part of our customers' footprint, but it is also part of ours. Three primary factors go into this footprint: energy consumption of the products, the customer’s use of the products and how they source energy. Since electricity in many places is still generated by burning fossil fuels, we and they must pay close attention to how efficiently our products use electricity. How our customers use our products is also an important consideration, and we provide support to our customers through products, services and solutions that help manage IT utilization. This goal was established in FY14 as part of our Legacy of Good 2020 Plan and is set to retire as of this FY21 report. This is the final year that we will report on our 2020 energy intensity goal. We remain committed to product sustainability and are currently developing a second generation goal on product carbon impact.

    Goal Performance to Date About Our Performance in FY21 Related U.N. Sustainable
    Development Goals

    We will reduce the energy intensity of our entire product portfolio by 80% (FY12–FY21)

    Percentage reduction of product portfolio energy intensity (this is not a FY20 baseline; please see the methodology for more information)

    For FY21, we reduced our product portfolio energy intensity by 76.7% from our FY12 baseline. This goal was established in FY14 as part of our Legacy of Good 2020 Plan. This represents a 5.5 percentage point decrease in energy intensity from FY20. We attribute our progress to our FY21 product mix as well as performance improvements in core technology delivered through new product introductions. This is the final year that we will report on our 2020 energy intensity goal. We remain committed to product sustainability and are currently developing a second generation goal on product carbon impact.6


    • 6 As a result of improvements to our calculation processes, we are restating our FY20 results from a reduction of 69.9% to a reduction of 71.2%. This change is process-related only and does not reflect any change to either the underlying datasets or the calculation methodology.