Editorial Team

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced its two new campuses in Bengaluru and Pune have been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Platinum level certifications – the highest LEED rating for green buildings in the world.

The innovative campus projects in Bengaluru and Pune are part of VMware’s previously announced US$2 billion investments in India between 2018 and 2023. These new campuses, along with the existing offices, will house the lion’s share of VMware’s India-based R&D, support, and sales operations – second in size and scale only to those at VMware headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

 

The LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognizes the organization’s efforts toward implementing practical and measurable sustainable strategies and solutions for the built environment. VMware’s 2030 Agenda is a decade long ESG commitment and call to action to foster a more sustainable, equitable and secure world. VMware is committed to advancing sustainability, equity and trust by embedding ESG into everything it does–throughout its technology strategy, business model and culture. The company’s ESG highlights over the past year include:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 19%.
  • Maintaining a commitment to 100% renewable energy
  • Maintaining a commitment to being a certified Carbon Neutral Company
  • Supporting 14,122 nonprofits globally
  • Engaging 26,251 employees in charitable activity
  • Establishing a new governance structure at VMware for effective oversight and increased accountability of ESG
  • Launching the VMware Responsible Sourcing Programfor its suppliers, recognizing that our global purchasing power is significant

“At VMware, we are committed to developing an environmentally sustainable workplace across all our facilities in India,” Renuka Rajagopal, Senior Director, Workplace, VMware India, said. “For us, this means taking responsibility for our entire carbon footprint and developing an impactful strategy that includes selecting green buildings to lease and achieving absolute carbon reductions during design and operation.”

“This recognition by LEED is yet another feather in our cap, as we continue to implement practical and measurable strategies in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to providing our employees with efficient, productive and environmentally friendly places to work. With our commitment to our 2030 Agenda, we look forward to redefining the future and advancing sustainability, equity and trust for all,” continued Rajagopal.

 

The campus in Global Technology Park, Bengaluru, has obtained an LEED-CI v4 Platinum rating with 82 points located in the heart of outer ring road, and VMware’s Pune campus in Panchshil Business Park has scored 80 points. USGBC evaluated VMware facilities based on several parameters such as energy consumption for lighting, cooling and IT load, water consumption, renewable energy, indoor air quality, connectivity to sustainable transport, emphasis on employee experience along with a careful choice of materials and innovative design.

The upcoming new Bengaluru office premises are designed with energy efficient HVAC and lighting systems, waste management measures, use of sustainably certified materials with high recycled content, an integrated water management system that includes low flow fixtures for reductions in potable water usage by 40 percent, the reuse of water from sewage treatment plants for domestic flushing and landscape uses and water metering per floor to track usage. 85 percent of the electricity used is generated by wind.

 

Over the last ten years, VMware’s digital technology innovations and solutions have powered business transformation journeys in India helping drive economic growth.

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