ESG OVERVIEW > ENVIRONMENT
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.
Zscaler intends to annually procure 100% renewable energy for its global offices and data centers for the benefit of its customers. We are committed to fully understanding and measuring our impacts on the planet, including other scope 3 emissions, and will develop a path to net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Renewable Energy for offices and data centers