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.