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Cloud sustainability

Helping customers reduce carbon emissions and increase climate resilience.

Aerial view of a Google Cloud data center with wind turbines in the distance

Our most ambitious decade yet

We’ve set an ambitious goal to reach net-zero emissions across our operations and value chain by 2030, supported by our aim to operate our offices campuses and data centers on carbon-free energy, 24/7. We’re sharing technology, methods, and funding to enable organizations around the world to transition to low-carbon and sustainable systems.

Explore our sustainability commitments


waste diverted from landfills


renewable energy matched globally in 2022


more efficient than a typical enterprise data center


Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)

Stephanie Wong, Developer Advocate, explains our new carbon-free energy scores

Product interface of carbon footprint

Introducing the Carbon Sense suite

We've built a collection of tools to help you accurately report the carbon emissions associated with your Google Cloud usage and take action to reduce your carbon footprint. The Carbon Sense suite brings together features from multiple Google Cloud products, like Active Assist and Carbon Footprint, to help users everywhere make progress towards ensuring a healthier planet. 

Estimate your cloud emissions

Smarter, more efficient data centers

On average, a Google data center is twice as energy efficient as a typical enterprise data center, and we now deliver five times as much computing power for the same amount of electrical power, compared with five years ago—but we know we can do more. We're sharing performance data to move the entire industry forward, and help businesses get greener.

See how Google achieves efficiency
Green rolling hills dotted with wind turbines

Solving for a healthier supply chain

Our circular principles affect how we design products, buildings, and infrastructure, helping us make smarter use of the Earth’s resources. We design out waste and pollution, keep materials in use, and promote more sustainable supply chains.

Learn about our circular economy principles
Graphic over a photograph of a Google data center at night. The graphic shows the four points around a circle and is labelled Circular Economy. The top point say maintain-slash-prolong. The Right point says refurbish-slash-remanufacture. The bottom point says reuse-slash-redistribute. The left point says recycle.
Photograph of two people wearing beekeeping outfits tending to beehives, which double as solar panels.

Restoring our planet, together

Our partners are already using Google AI and ML to drive important climate and conservation efforts, including restoring our oceans, forests, and wildlife. 

See more partner stories

Technology that helps you do more for the planet

We meet the challenges posed by climate change and the need for resource efficiency by working to empower everyone—businesses, governments, nonprofit organizations, communities, and individuals—to use Google technology to create a more sustainable world.