Juniper highlights green and CSR achievements

Juniper Networks releases first corporate citizenship and sustainability report

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Juniper highlights green and CSR achievements Juniper wants to be at the forefront of efforts for a more sustainable environment, says Bauhaus.
By  Mark Sutton Published  September 22, 2010

Juniper Networks is aiming to prove its corporate citizenship credentials with the publication of its first corporate citizenship and sustainability report, under the title of The New Network - Changing the World.

The report highlights areas where the company is following best practices, creating products that support green IT and sustainability and contributing to charities.

"With continued resource depletion and the rising of greenhouse gas emissions, we can drive improved economics and quality of life by using resources more productively," said Mark Bauhaus, executive vice president and general manager, Service Layer Technologies Business Group and leader of the CSR Executive Council at Juniper Networks.  "Sustainable and efficient operations are critical to the success of businesses today. With the amount of information available anytime and anywhere, we can now ensure that economic and social opportunities are within everyone's reach.  Advances in the network will continue to contribute to a more environmentally responsible world, and Juniper Networks will be at the forefront for a more sustainable environment."

Among the achievements in the report, Juniper points to a 30% reduction in the company's server footprint, and corresponding energy consumption, thanks to the uptake of virtual servers; almost 60 percent of Juniper's largest suppliers participated in Carbon Disclosure Forum's Supply Chain Leadership Program, which is designed to provide visibility into the emissions of the supply chain and participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project to better manage the company's own carbon emissions.

Juniper also highlighted its $800 million annual investment in R&D, which has in part gone towards greater efficiency and sustainability in its solutions; simplified data centre network designs that require fewer devices and interconnections, leading to improved efficiencies, power and cooling; and measurement and reporting on the standardized Energy Consumption Rating (ECR) efficiency metric for each defined product class, along with grants of $855,000 to non-profits worldwide from the Juniper Networks Foundation and matching more than $309,000 in employee donations to charities.

"Successful businesses care not only about driving profitability, but making sure they operate in a socially responsible way," said Brad Minnis, director of environmental health and safety, Juniper Networks. "Juniper's mission of driving innovation in a global economy is fuelled by how we operate our business in supporting responsible choices to enable a sustainable future. We know there is more work to do and we are committed to this for the long term."

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