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

  • March 5, 2015

Oracle OpenWorld Prioritizes Sustainability

Elena Avesani, Principal Product Strategy Manager, Oracle

Since 2008, Oracle leads the way in designing sustainable
world-class events for customers, partners, developers, and employees. Its
flagship events, Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne, continuously implement
innovative practices that reduce negative impacts on the environment and create
community benefits. In 2013 Oracle adopted a five-year sustainability plan
based on these principles:

  1. Waste not: produce zero waste to landfill by 2018.
  2. Be “cool”er: model carbon reduction and
    responsibility for corporate events.
  3. Give back: catalyze legacies to benefit the host
    destination and the event industry.
  4. Have fun: inspire attendees through engaging
    sustainability experiences.

Oracle is working to continuously improve Oracle
OpenWorld and JavaOne in ways that reduce negative impacts and create community
benefits. Some of the top sustainability wins include:

· JAVAONE DEVOXX4KIDS: Oracle, Oracle Academy
and Devoxx4Kids hosted this fun, one-day event which engaged 150 youth in
learning more about programming, robotics and engineering.

· MOSCONE PILOT WASTE SORT: Two additional waste
sorting stations at Moscone Center helped address waste contamination issues
revealed in the 2013 event waste audit.

· EARTH-SMART MENU CHOICES: New steps in 2014
included more vegetarian meals, lower-footprint protein choices and the use of
“imperfectly delicious” produce.

· APPRECIATION EVENT: 86% of waste from
Oracle’s customer party was diverted from landfill, down from a high of 91% in
2012. In spite of lower diversion, waste was 10.9 metric tons less in 2014 than
2012. Generator fuel use for this event also dropped by 15% since 2013.

For more information read the Oracle OpenWorld Event
Sustainability Report here

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