Fast facts on Adobe’s sustainability efforts and our climate action commitment

Adobe's sustainability efforts.

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Adobe practices sustainability in everything we do — from driving product innovation that increases positive social and environmental outcomes for our customers and communities to the way in which we build and run our offices.

Adobe’s top sustainability priority is to reduce carbon emissions and while we have made significant commitments and investments to slow climate change as an early pioneer of corporate sustainability, we recognize there’s more work to be done as a company, industry and society.

Here are some Adobe facts and stats as we work to enable our customers, partners, employees and communities to drive impact that creates a more vibrant and sustainable world for all. To dive deeper on Adobe’s sustainability initiatives, check out our 2022 Corporate Social Responsibility Report for more details.

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1. Adobe Document Cloud reduces the waste and inefficiency associated with traditional paper-based document processes. For every 1 million pages digitally signed daily via Adobe Acrobat Sign, more than 27M gallons of water, 1.5M pounds of waste, and 23.4M pounds of CO2 emissions are avoided. The savings from the CO2 emissions is the equivalent of taking 5M cars off the road.

2. Adobe’s 3D design and immersive media innovations, like Adobe Substance 3D, enable global brands like HUGO BOSS to advance its sustainability goals by transforming physical product manufacturing to highly efficient digital workflows. With HUGO BOSS, its suppliers and vendors can review designs digitally, bypassing the need to create and ship samples back and forth.

3. Adobe offers free Substance 3D Sustainability and Carbon Footprint & Resource Saver calculators to estimate the environmental savings that come with using some of Adobe’s products. These tools can help make customers and their businesses more sustainable by saving time, resources, emissions, and costs — as well as provide data and benchmarks for sustainability initiatives.

4. Adobe’s products are used by changemakers who stand out and inspire us with their vision and commitment to make a positive impact in their communities and the environment. For example, Tara Pixley — a visual journalist and journalism professor — is using Adobe Creative Cloud tools to create a multimedia website spotlighting the environmental impact of refineries on local communities for her upcoming project, “Immersed in Oil.”

5. Adobe accelerated its goal of powering global operations with 100% renewable electricity from 2035 to 2025 to support our science-based target and limit global warming to 1.5°C.

6. Adobe Founders Tower, the newest LEED-certified building at our San Jose headquarters, marks the first all-electric building of its scale in Silicon Valley powered by 100 percent renewable solar and wind-powered energy.

7. In 2022, Adobe declared new water and waste reduction commitments — including a 25 percent reduction in global water usage per full-time employee by 2025 (from a 2019 baseline) and maintaining a 90 percent global waste diversion rate.

8. Adobe works with customers, industry peers, and partners — like Ceres and the Clean Energy Buyers Association (CEBA) — to scale our reach and drive impact on climate policy. For example, Adobe participated in LEAD on Climate, an event that brought together companies and investors to call on the U.S. Congress to take action on climate and accelerate the transition to clean energy.