Pure Storage issued its inaugural ESG report, which provides visibility into the company’s current metrics and sets commitments for making progress toward a better future for the global community.
“Pure makes a significant and immediate impact today by reducing data centre carbon emissions worldwide through our environmental sustainability efforts,” said Charles Giancarlo, Chairman and CEO, Pure Storage. “Pure’s products positively impact our customers’ environmental footprint by requiring substantially less power, space, and cooling and producing less waste than disk-based or competitive all-flash systems.”
Building a sustainable technology infrastructure is necessary to mitigate global warming and the worst impacts of climate change. Pure is leading the way by designing and building products and delivering services that allow customers to decrease their own environmental footprints dramatically. As part of this ESG report, Pure conducted a product life cycle assessment (LCA) of its portfolio, specifically the FlashArray products, which found that Pure customers achieve up to 80 per cent reduction in direct carbon
usage by data systems compared to competitive products.
Expanding on the energy and emissions savings that Pure brings its customers, Pure’s unique Evergreen TM architecture and Pure as-a-Service TM subscription deliver further environmental benefits by significantly minimising e-waste, extending equipment service lifetimes, and reducing costs underutilisation of storage. As a result of these programs, 97 per cent of Pure arrays purchased six years ago are still in service.
Beyond helping customers become more sustainable, Pure is proud to commit to several goals to reduce the company’s own carbon footprint, making progress against Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions focused both on company operations and the use phase of Pure products:
- 50 per cent intensity reduction in market-based Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per employee from FY20 to FY30
- Achieve net-zero market-based Scope 1 and 2 emissions by FY40
- 66 per cent intensity reduction in the use of sold products Scope 3 emissions per effective petabyte shipped from FY20 to FY30