Five Ideas: Sustainability

April 2016

Company leaders all over the globe are using technologies to lower their environmental impact and lower costs—whether that means deploying sensors in their supply chains or building more energy-efficient data centers. Is your organization using an Oracle product to help with a sustainability initiative while reducing costs? If so, you may be eligible for the 2016 Oracle Sustainability Innovation Award, part of the Oracle Excellence Awards.


Here, learn more about the award, including how to submit a nomination form before the May 31, 2016 deadline. Plus, read about innovative businesses already making a difference, and get ideas about where to look for more opportunities to improve sustainability at your company.

“We…develop products and services that support sustainability operations and initiatives. These development efforts are informed by customer needs, as well as our own, and we use the products ourselves.” —Jon Chorley, Oracle's chief sustainability officer

“Every decision-maker, at every level, now has much better access to information and the documents they need to make decisions.” —New Zealand Department Of Conservation’s Allan Ross on the impact of cloud computing

“Supply chain is a great enabler of sustainability. You can see savings and opportunities everywhere with supply chain: you’re dealing with operations all around the world, you’re dealing with manufacturing, water consumption, socially responsible sourcing—there are just so many opportunities to drive an impact.” —James Ayoub, a supply chain management and information systems student and speaker at Oracle’s Modern Supply Chain Experience 2016 conference

“As the landfills are cleaned of tires, some of the work will disappear—but with another waste stream like plastics, this becomes a sustainable employment creation opportunity well into the future.” —Ian Beaton, CIO of REDISA

“The promise of precision agriculture is that it will gather and evaluate a wealth of real-time data on factors including weather, water and nitrogen levels, air quality, and disease—which are not just specific to each farm or acre but specific to each square inch of that farmland.” —Alec Ross, author of The Industries of the Future

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