October 11, 2021


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  • IBM will achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 to further its decades-long work to address the global climate crisis. To accomplish its net zero goal, IBM will do the following:
  • Since 1990, IBM has conserved 9.8 million MWh of energy, avoided 4.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and saved $661 million through its energy conservation efforts.
  • In 2020, the company surpassed its fourth-generation goal five years early when it reduced its CO2 emissions 56.6% against base year 2005, adjusted for acquisitions and divestitures. IBM set its first goal regarding CO2 emissions in 2000 and has been voluntarily disclosing its CO2 emissions since 1994.
  • In 2020, 59.3% of the electricity consumed across IBM’s global operations came from renewable sources, surpassing its second-generation goal of 55% by 2025 five years early. IBM made its first renewable electricity purchase in 2000.


  • Server and storage products enable clients to execute more IT work with higher equipment utilization rates in a smaller equipment footprint.
  • IT solutions and services based on data analytics and cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies provide clients with new insights into their operations.
  • IBM Research is helping accelerate the discovery of new materials for carbon removal, leveraging its expertise in materials science and advanced computing with its Future of Climate initiative.

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