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Enabling Green Security

Our cloud-based architecture is inherently more efficient than legacy solutions, which require numerous appliances and servers to be deployed across an organization’s IT footprint.

Environmentally conscious security architecture

A benefit of Zscaler’s cloud-based architecture is that it’s inherently more efficient than legacy solutions, which require numerous appliances and servers to be deployed across an organization’s IT network. This means our customers are able to lower their environmental impact when they adopt our platform which is purpose-built for efficiency, speed, and scalability. When customers switch to Zscaler, they are able to improve their security and user experience while reducing the need to purchase and run their own security servers, thus impacting their IT equipment and energy needs.

Leveraging efficient data centers that use renewable energy

We stay close to our users to provide them with the best experience possible, which means building our cloud platform in data centers across the world in regions where our customers are located. The energy used to power our cloud platform is our largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and represents an opportunity to reduce our environmental footprint. Wherever feasible, we select data centers that are designed to be highly efficient and use renewable energy, with many operating on 100% renewable energy. As of October 2021, 78% of the energy used in data centers to power the 190 billion+ transactions per day came from renewable sources.

100% Renewable energy achieved for offices and data centers that run our cloud

In November 2021, we took the necessary steps to obtain third-party validation of our greenhouse gas inventory methodology and determined the projected non-renewable energy used by our leased offices and data centers globally for calendar year 2021. We then procured high-quality renewable energy credits (RECs) from country-specific projects such as wind and solar farms to match the balance, eliminating the carbon emissions associated with energy use. RECs represent the environmental benefits associated with the energy generated from renewable resources.

Carbon neutral in 2022 and net zero by 2025

We achieved carbon neutral status in 2022 through a combination of renewable energy credits and carbon offset purchases. We quanitified our emissions and are offsetting our scope 1 and broader scope 3 carbon footprint in the areas of business travel, procurement, customer and public cloud usage. The carbon credits we sourced are permanent and additional from third-party verified projects. We intend to annually procure renewable energy for our global offices and data centers for the benefit of our customers. 

We recognize the urgent need to mitigate our impacts today through the use of high quality offsets, and understand that further reductions are necessary. That is why we have also set a goal to be net zero in 2025. Looking forward, we will look to develop pathways to reduce our carbon footprint that are aligned with climate science – this means looking at our operations and working with suppliers to further reduce environmental impact.

View our verified calendar year 2021 greenhouse gas inventory here.

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Net Zero

Reaching carbon neutral in 2022, with a goal to achieve net zero by 2025

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A Message from our CEO, Jay Chaudhry

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Modernizing Security and Protecting Privacy

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Investing in People

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