At Commvault, we consider the natural environment as a key stakeholder of our business

We recognize that everyone has a role to play in creating a sustainable world – including our business. That is why we actively support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the environment and ensure that all people have equal access to social justice and prosperity.

In FY 2020, we solidified this commitment by signing on as part of the SDG Business Avengers Coalition, formally joining 16 industry giants dedicated to driving awareness, collaboration, and action within the private sector to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

We make conscious and collaborative decisions to pursue corporate sustainability throughout our business operations and strive to inspire others to do the same

In 2019, our Commvault Going Green initiative helped to reduce our cafeteria waste by removing single-use bottles, cutlery and cups, resulting in an annual avoidance of:

250,000
plastic-lined cups

78,000
plastic cups

52,000
plastic lids
12,480
plastic bottles (replaced by compostable, aluminum or glass alternatives)
15,600
pressed paper cafe trays
20
tons of landfilled waste

Greenhouse gas emissions

In addition to energy efficiency initiatives in our facilities, we implement strategic work policies that enable employee flexibility while reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

Employee travel has decreased over
23%

since 2017, enabling us to conserve valuable resources while mitigating our carbon footprint.

*Based on the total number of employee trips by air, rail, bus, taxi, rental vehicles and hired car service.

  • We encourage employees to work from wherever they are most productive and to use technology to stay connected with our team and our customers virtually.
  • We promote the use of mass transit, ride sharing and cycle to work programs to mitigate the use of fossil fuels.
  • We run an our annual Commvault GO User Conference to be as environmentally-conscious as possible, decreasing our footprint by implementing responsible consumption, local sourcing, and reusable materials. We are also leveraging large scale digital events.
Implementing free cooling in our datacenter resulted in electricity savings of approximately
702,000
kilowatt hours in 2019, equivalent to:

An emissions avoidance of nearly 500 Metric Tons CO2 e

Annual emissions from 107 passenger vehicles

Enough electricity to power 84 homes for one year

Equivalencies sourced using United States Environmental Protection Agency Energy and the Environment Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

Customer sustainability

One of the greatest impacts we can have is helping our customers manage their data more efficiently, decreasing the energy use, emissions and associated costs. We do this by:

  • Reducing redundant, obsolete or trivial data
  • Minimizing multiple copies of the same data
  • Repurposing data for other uses
  • Leveraging the cloud for disaster recovery
  • Moving data to the more sustainable cloud environments

Physical infrastructure
Storage locations (on-premises and cloud) require equipment that must be maintained and eventually phased out

Movement of data
The movement of data often relies on infrastructures that run on fossil fuels

Use of data
Decisions impacting the compute resources when making use of the data significantly drives energy consumption