Google: A sustainable company

by: Grace Boyd

"Don't be evil."

The companies unofficial slogan.

What is Google?

Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware.


Mountain View, California


Founders: Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Founded: September 8, 1998

Size: over 52,000 employees

Location: Mountain View, California

Google recognizes that environmental responsibility is integral to producing world-class products.

Environmental Management System

The EMS will be implemented and functioning.

Hazardous Substances

Identify and manage chemicals and other materials posing a hazard to human health, human safety or the environment to ensure their safe handling, movement, storage, use, recycling or reuse and disposal.

Wastewater and Solid Waste

Characterize, monitor, control and treat as required prior to discharge or disposal all wastewater and solid waste generated from operations, industrial processes and sanitation facilities.

Air Emissions

Characterize, monitor, control and treat as required prior to discharge all air emissions of volatile organic chemicals, aerosols, corrosives, particulates, ozone depleting chemicals and combustion by-products generated from operations.

Resource Efficiency

Google is committed to using resources efficiently, supporting renewable power and purchasing high quality carbon offsets. Supplier must work to reduce consumption of resources, including raw materials, energy and water, throughout all aspects of the product lifecycle (e.g., product design, manufacturing process, packaging design, transportation, product use and product end-of-life management).

Materials Disposal

At Google’s request, Supplier will provide documentary evidence acceptable to Google that Supplier has managed and disposed of materials in accordance with this Supplier Code.

In 2017 Google will reach 100% renewable energy for global operations