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  • April 14, 2018

Oracle Receives Prestigious Environmental Award

Acterra recently announced that Oracle Americas, Inc. has been selected to receive a 2018 Acterra Business Environmental Award in the Acterra Award for Sustainability category for a large company. As noted by Acterra, Oracle’s commitment to sustainability is evident by its team of dedicated specialists. Members of Oracle’s three pillar teams (water, waste, and energy) in its Real Estate and Facilities group are guided by an Environmental Steering Committee that is responsible for the implementation and oversight of the company-wide environmental policy including greenhouse gas emissions, water quality, solid waste, and social equity. Oracle was selected to receive this award based on its  ambitious goals and commitment to sustainability which make the corporation a leader and role model for similar companies to learn from and replicate.

The Acterra Business Environmental Award is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s oldest and most prestigious environmental recognition programs. Initiated in 1990, it is considered a heavyweight among award programs due to its rigorous application and judging process. Executive Director of Acterra, Adam Stern, said, “Acterra is proud to recognize and share the achievements of these innovative companies and organizations, which represent the San Francisco Bay Area’s enduring commitment to sustainability. The award winners continue to push forward important new climate change solutions and lead the way for others in their industry to follow.” 

Acterra is a San Francisco Bay Area 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Palo Alto that brings people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet. Acterra works locally to help people save energy, use cleaner power, and reduce their carbon footprint at home, at work, and in the community. Acterra also recognizes Bay Area companies that are leaders in environmental sustainability and creates mechanisms for companies and organizations to learn from each other.


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  • David Boyll Sunday, April 22, 2018
    I’m very proud of Oracle for leading in the area of sustainability. A question: how are we encouraging sustainable practices with our Bon Appetit food service supplier? Is it possible for them to eliminate plastic straws from HQ food and coffee service? Thanks!
  • Evelyn Neumayr Sunday, April 29, 2018
    Hi David, thanks for the questions and the concern. We are pleased to be able to report that all of the “to go” containers and non-reusable products in the cafes and in our break rooms are compostable. The paper products are all made with unbleached compostable paper pulp, and the products that appear to be plastic are actually, including cups, condiment containers, cup lids, “spud ware” utensils, and straws are all made from food starch.

    Bon Appetite is a leader in the food service industry in adopting sustainable practices. In fact, they, along with our janitorial services provider, Service By Medallion, are previous winners of Acterra’s BEA (Business Environmental Award) in their respective categories. As much as possible, we try to partner with businesses that share our environmental ethic.
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