At Oracle, sustainability is everyone’s business. While we aspire to better manage our environmental footprint throughout the year, each April we specifically focus on the environment and on what sustainability means for Oracle and our employees. Last week, Earth Week, Oracle Volunteers worldwide teamed up with environmental nonprofit organizations to undertake projects that restore habitats, plant trees, clean up beaches and parklands, protect wildlife, and more. Here are just a few examples of projects Oracle Volunteers participated in last week.
- Headquarters: San Francisco Bay Area employees joined CuriOdyssey for its Earth Day Bay Cleanup, an opportunity to prevent trash from washing into the bay and eventually into the ocean.
- Europe, Middle East, and Africa: Employees in Măgurele, Romania, planted flowers and trees to beautify the grounds of a school with SinVi, a nonprofit organization working to improve access to education for disadvantaged children.
- North America: In Durham, North Carolina, employees teamed up with Keep Durham Beautiful, an organization working to reduce waste, plant trees, and create and tend to community gardens.
- Latin America: Employees in Mexico City, Mexico, joined Probosque de Chapultepec to help improve the environment by trimming plants, cleaning up, and planting native flowers in a local forest.
- Asia Pacific: Employees in Bangaluru, India, collaborated with Rotary Bangaluru West to teach kids about the importance of good hygiene and how it helps protect the environment.
As part of our commitment to protecting the environment, Oracle donated US$2 million in FY2018 to nonprofit organizations working to protect our planet and the life it sustains. Thank you to our Oracle Volunteers for helping improve the world around us.