Carbon emissions are estimated according to comparable years, intensity and sector
Performance vs. Target
Note: Targets without baseline are ignored. In case several targets
exist, only the shorter-term target is
Value Chain (scope 3) Emissions by Category
Emissions Trajectory (Full Scopes)
Please refer to the library for viewing the supporting documentation
Note: Latest GHG and revenue data (based on tradingview.com) are used to calculate GHG
emissions intensity by sector. The color scale of each bubble depends on the GHG intensity (GHG emissions per 1
million USD revenue).
Sectors follow the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) that organize companies based on their primary
business activities. The 11 sectors are : Information Technology, Health Care, Financials, Consumer
Discretionary, Communication Services, Industrials, Consumer Staples, Energy, Utilities, Real Estate, and
Salesforce belongs to the sector Information Technology.
Salesforce is a member of the Business Ambition for 1.5 campaign (link here )
Salesforce.com, Inc. commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and scope 2 GHG emissions by 50% by 2030 from a 2018 base year. Salesforce.com, Inc. commits to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions from fuel and energy related activities by 50% by 2030 from a 2018 base year. Salesforce.com, Inc. also commits that 60% of its suppliers by emissions covering purchased goods and services, capital goods, upstream transportation and distribution, waste generated in operations, and upstream leased assets will set science-based targets by 2024.
Separate targets for emission reductions and removals
Conditions on use of offset credits
Must be high environmental integrity
Plans for carbon dioxide removal (CDR)
Yes (nature-based and CCS-based removals)
Additional notes: Salesforce.com says that they have four principles they follow in all their sustainability work: cut emissions, conserve and protect existing ecosystems, be socially responsible, and be ecologically responsible. This counts for removals as well.
Credits and targets are specified separately for 'Avoidance carbon credits' and 'Removal carbon credits', and aim to transition their avoidance credits into removal ones. (https://s23.q4cdn.com/574569502/files/doc_governance/2022/Salesforce-ES-Schedules-FY22-EYReport.pdf )
See partial description of carbon removals here: https://www.salesforce.com/news/stories/behind-salesforces-approach-to-nature-based-solutions/ and here: https://stakeholderimpactreport.salesforce.com/environment/trillion-trees-and-ecosystem-restoration.
In addition, Salesforce have committed to investing $100m to help scale carbon removal technologies: https://www.esgtoday.com/salesforce-to-invest-100-million-to-help-scale-carbon-removal-technologies/
At least 2 years of GHG emissions for scope 1 and 2 are publicly-available and externally-verified
Scope 3 emissions are fully reported and externally-verified
CDP score demonstrates the level of transparent disclosures
Net Zero Commitments by 2050 include an intermediate target and cover all the emissions
Net Zero targets demonstrate a high-level of emergency
Emission reduction targets on a forward-looking basis are ambitious