At Dropbox, we’re committed to creating a sustainable business in support of our mission to design a more enlightened way of working. This means building products that transform the way our customers stay organized and do their best work, while also supporting equity and sustainability throughout our organization and in our communities.
Our impact and sustainability work plays a role in achieving this mission. In 2022, we continued to make progress executing against our impact initiatives, including iterating on our Virtual First operating model, working against our three multi-year commitments to promote diversity and inclusivity within our organization, and investing in responsible AI and renewable energy.
Today, we’re publishing our 2022 Impact Fact Sheet which outlines our goals and takes a closer look at the initiatives, programs, and progress we’ve made in the past year.
Here are some highlights from the Fact Sheet:
- We sourced 100% renewable electricity for the second year in a row.
- We achieved carbon neutrality for Scope 1, Scope 2 (market-based), and Scope 3* business-travel emissions and work-from-home emissions.
- We’re proud that we achieved all four of our sustainability goals in 2022, eight years ahead of our pledge to complete them by 2030.
- We developed our Deep Sleep technology, which was critical in lowering our electricity usage by an estimated 5. million kilowatthours in our data centers in 2022.
We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished so far and look forward to sharing our progress as we build on these efforts in the years to come.
*GHG Protocol provides the following definitions for Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions:
- Scope 1: “Direct greenhouse gas emissions that occur from sources that are controlled or owned by an organization.”
- Scope 2: “Indirect emissions associated with the purchase of electricity, steam, heat, or cooling.”
- Scope 3: “Emissions resulting of activities from assets not owned or controlled by the reporting organization, but that the organization indirectly impacts in its value chain. Scope 3 emissions include all sources not within an organization’s scope 1 and 2 boundary.”
- Scope 3 Business Travel Emissions: “This category includes emissions from the transportation of employees for business related activities in vehicles owned or operated by third parties, such as aircraft, trains, buses, and passenger cars.”