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Implementing Environmental Best Practices

We are actively reducing our environmental footprint as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts.

Our Environmental Policy

Synopsys is committed to operating its business in a way that supports an environmentally sustainable future.  This is part of our ongoing commitment to our employees, customers, partners, shareholders, and the communities in which we live and work.

We view compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations as a minimum standard of performance for our global operations.  Beyond this, we commit to ongoing improvement, setting performance improvement goals, and implementing best practices in support of global sustainability objectives.  

Synopsys’ 2019 Carbon Neutrality Initiative

Synopsys believes now is the time to step up and address one of the largest global challenges today – climate change. We take responsibility for our environmental footprint stemming from business operations spans more than 13,000 employees working in 120 offices around the world. So we set our sights on becoming carbon neutral across all our company operations.

We are proud to announce that in 2019, we achieved CarbonNeutral® certification across our global operations. Synopsys undertook the carbon neutral initiative in accordance with the CarbonNeutral Protocol, a detailed framework for the design and implementation of a carbon neutral program for business.

How did we do this? We measured our global carbon emissions for a one-year period, took stock of energy reduction strategies, and procured clean energy. Then, through a combination of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and offset projects, we neutralized our company emissions to net zero according to the CarbonNeutral Protocol and achieved 2019 CarbonNeutral® certification. Synopsys’ customized portfolio of high-quality, verifiable RECs align geographically with its largest operations. The company has financed offset projects that are verified to an internationally recognized carbon accounting standard.

Certified Carbon Neutral Company

Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)

Our customized portfolio of high-quality, verifiable RECs aligned with our geographic profile.

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Social Impact Offset Projects

The offset projects were selected to ensure alignment with regions where we have the largest emissions impact, to guarantee the highest quality, and to capture societal benefits aligning with Synopsys values.

Energy Management: Maximizing Efficiency

Synopsys is committed to energy-efficient operations, which is why we focus on energy-efficient offices and data centers, analytics to better manage our energy consumption, and demand response.

  • Energy-efficient buildings: According to the EPA, our headquarters buildings are in the top 20% of U.S. office buildings for energy performance 
  • Data centers: We closely monitor and manage energy use at our data centers
  • Proactive equipment maintenance: We practice preventative maintenance of equipment rather than failure-based repair, and we regularly fine-tune our equipment to ensure peak performance
  • Vigilant energy monitoring: We use sophisticated energy analytics as part of an ongoing commission program that delivers continuous improvement in energy performance
  • Participation in demand response: We reduce our facilities’ energy use during peak demand time to alleviate the strain on California’s power supply

Green Building: LEED-Certified Buildings

LEED-certified buildings help reduce carbon emissions, improve energy efficiency, and improve indoor environmental quality. The different levels of certification – certified, silver, gold, and platinum – acknowledge the degree of achievement of building strategies and practices.

LEED Platinum facilities:

  • Bangalore, India
  • Hyderabad, India

LEED Gold facilities:

  • Mountain View, California 
  • Sunnyvale, California
  • Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo

LEED-certified facility:

  • Seongnam, Korea
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