LEEDing the way – Adobe Publishes Environmental Sustainability Goals

We’re excited to announce the release of Adobe & Environmental Sustainability – an Adobe CSR Brief, the first in a series of quarterly Adobe Corporate Social Responsibility reports. This quarter’s report focuses on Environmental Sustainability and highlights a few of our ongoing and new environmentally focused goals and initiatives.

  • Achieve Net Zero consumption by 2015 in our United States owned facilities in San Francisco, San Jose and Boston
  • Reduce the amount of product packaging used per unit by 40 percent by 2012, and 80 percent by 2014
  • Expand our employee-led Green Team to all of our 12 major sites globally by 2015

We’re driving to have our U.S. facilities first to achieve NetZero consumption by 2015 because they are completely under Adobe’s control and  have become the standard by which all of our buildings worldwide are measured. We continue to work toward Net Zero at our other facilities worldwide.

As a result of our efforts, Adobe’s facilities in Noida, India were recently awarded LEED-EBOM (Leadership and Environmental Energy and Design – Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance) Silver certification. The 190,000 square foot building is our largest facility outside of North America and our second LEED certified facility outside the U.S.

Visit the Adobe Corporate Social Responsibility Facebook page to learn more.

Adobe Noida Offices

Adobe Noida Offices


  1. Candrah

    October 06, 2012

    To Whomever This May Concern:

    First, you are to be commended for including ‘CSR’ as part of your Corporate Governance Protocals, Policies and Mandates.

    Second, the ‘Human Rights Policy’ must also be included within and most importantly at the highest levels of the Corporate Ideals.

    From what has been seen to date; research and development, breakthroughs, re-discovery and so on appear to be on track however, with the exclusion of one fundamental important foundation ; ‘The Human Factor’,

    The Integrity of All Technologically driven Corporations, whether Global, International,Governmental, Militarially National, Regional etc., the Policies, Mandates and Individual Corporate Leadership are not being addressed.

    As Reasonable, Responsible, Intelligent, Stewardship driven consumers, ‘WE ARE NOT SEEING THE IMPORTANT UTILIZATION OF THIS MOST FUNDAMENTAL FACTOR’ being addressed by any Capital Driven Companies, whether Corporate or/and Government worldwide, yes ‘Adobe’ being one of the aformentioned entities.

    The numer of human beings in ‘ALL’ countries being used, misused and abused for the sake of profit margin, the bottom line etc., the younger, more enlightened (your future) consumer have seen through most of the superfluous walls erected. There is nothing wrong or bad in earning profits for your hard work however, when human beings are being used, abused then tossed away like yesterdays’ technological uselessness, then any Company tossing around, so carelessly, with neither forethought nor lessons taught through history as a the most important guide; the words: “Corporate Social Responsibility” rings hallow and requires drastic transparent, immediate defining and implementation protocols.

    Either you are taking your Stewardship Seriously and Responibly or, you are not! Remember please and for your own individual sakes, ‘The Piper Will Come Calling and the question to ask oneself is: “Did I heed the warning”.

    One Who Understands

  2. Scott Carter

    Thank you for your comment. We couldn’t agree more – human rights is an imperative issue and should be a concern for any company, and it’s one that we take very seriously at Adobe. The aim of this specific blog post was to highlight goals and initiatives related to our environmental performance; it doesn’t reflect the full scope of our commitment to social responsibility.

    We’ve taken a rigorous course of action to ensure and verify the absence of forced labor, slavery, and human trafficking in our supply chain. These efforts are outlined in our Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy Statement.

    Additionally, we embrace our responsibility within the broader industry. As a member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), we’ve adopted the coalition’s Code of Conduct as our framework for implementing our supply chain social responsibility program. As part of EICC requirements, we’re committed to ensuring that working conditions in our global supply chain are safe, that employees are treated with respect and dignity, and that manufacturing processes are environmentally responsible.

    To learn more about our broader CSR commitment, please visit our Corporate Social Responsibility webpage.