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This blog discusses Oracle's sustainability-related solutions and some of the sustainability activities at Oracle.

  • July 29, 2020

Helping Oracle Customers Make a Difference by Creating a More Environmentally Sustainable Future

Everyday customers use Oracle’s technologies to help strengthen communities to build a better future. Some of the most critical customers Oracle works with are dedicated to implementing business solutions that improve their environmental performance. Whether building more sustainable products, delivering more environmentally-friendly services, or making more informed business decisions, Oracle customers are making a difference.

With Oracle Cloud, d.light Empowers the Underprivileged with Solar Power
In 2006,d.light set out to provide renewable energy to the world’s most disadvantaged people with its inexpensive, highly durable, solar-powered lamps. The company’s pay-as-you-go model—whereby  customers make micropayments daily or weekly, then keep the technology once it’s paid off—made rapid data collection and accurate analysis a high priority. D.Light has used Oracle Autonomous Database to better improve their query efficiency, helping them to study and provide solar energy, thereby improving more than 100 million lives in 70 countries.

“Our goal is for people across the globe, regardless of their income level, to be able and happy to transition to renewable energy.”

  • Sam Goldman, President and Cofounder, d.light

Retraced Uses Oracle Cloud to Keep Ethical Sourcing in Fashion  
Customers are using Oracle Blockchain and Oracle Autonomous Database (OAD) technologies to deliver more environmentally sustainable products and services. Retraced has used Oracle Blockchain and OAD to develop a supply-chain transparency application to help apparel, footwear, jewelry, and other fashion brands show customers that their products are ethically and sustainably sourced.

Certified Origins Italia Enhances Supply Chain Traceability and Trust with Oracle Blockchain
Certified Origins Italia has made use of Oracle’s Blockchain technologies to track shipments of extra virgin olive oil from their bottling facility in Italy to the ports of arrival in the United States. Oracle’s Blockchain platform easily integrates with their partners’ systems and allows them to create smart contracts between supply and distribution actors, ultimately reducing their carbon footprint and costs.

AgroScout Offers Sustainable AI Agronomy on Oracle Cloud
AgroScout’s machine-learning algorithms use Oracle Cloud to analyze drone-captured images of farm fields. By knowing which pests and diseases to treat, growers can save money, improve yields, and feed more people. This is environmentally significant as farmers lose 20% to 40% of their crops to pests and diseases, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization reports.

“We’re on a journey that’s about food security.”

  • Simcha Shore, CEO and Founder, AgroScout

Unilever Cuts CO2 Emissions and Drives Sustainability with Oracle Transportation Management
Oracle customers have also built more sustainable logistics operations using the Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) platform. Using OTM, Unilever North America has optimized its supply chain with the goal of streamlining shipping, improving communication with providers, and helping reduce CO2 emissions. As a result, Unilever’s informed transport and supply-chain decisions have allowed for lower fuel consumption, carbon footprint, and costs across its operations.

GreenGo Launches an Environmentally Friendly App-Based Service for E-Cars
GreenGo offers an environmentally friendly, app-based service that tracks 300 e-cars covering 75 square kilometers in downtown Budapest, the Hungarian capital. Recently, the company expanded to the Czech capital of Prague. It launched a fleet of 100 e-cars and ramped up in the first months to double that number. GreenGo turned to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's on-demand, scalable compute and storage capacity. Upgraded processing power and redundant resources have helped the company eliminate system outages and prepare for geographic expansion. This expansion with car sharing and mobility applications has transformed the everyday and corporate use of cars.                                                                               
“We want to create a community where people feel responsible for their environment and are willing to change their behavior for the sake of their future and others.”

  • Bálint Michaletzky, Managing Partner, GreenGo

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For the benefit of the health of the planet and well-being of future generations, it is critical to protect and our natural resources. With Oracle technologies, companies across the world are able to improve their environmental performance by reducing their carbon footprints, minimizing waste, and optimizing the use of natural resources across the value chain.

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