Pure Storage Releases First ‘ESG Report’

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The data storage company Pure Storage is sharing its inaugural report on its corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices.

Pure Storage’s 2021 “ESG Report” is intended to provide visibility into the company’s metrics and commitments to make “meaningful progress toward a better future for the global community,” according to the company last week.

Pure Storage believes that building a sustainable technology infrastructure is necessary to “mitigate global warming and the worst impacts of climate change.” 

The company says it is designing and building products and delivering services that allow customers to “decrease their own environmental footprints.” 

As part of the “ESG Report,” Pure conducted a product life cycle assessment (LCA) of its portfolio, specifically its FlashArray products. The assessment found that the company’s customers achieve up to 80% reduction in “direct carbon usage by data systems compared to competitive products.”

Pure’s Evergreen on-premises storage subscription model and Pure as-a-Service cloud subscription model are designed to minimize e-waste, extend the service lifetimes of equipment, and reduce storage underutilization. Due in part to these programs, 97% of Pure flash storage arrays purchased six years ago are still in service.

The “ESG Report” also shows several of Pure’s goals to reduce its “own carbon footprint,” through company operations and the use phase of Pure products:

  • 50% intensity reduction in market-based Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per employee from FY20 to FY30
  • Achieve net-zero market-based Scope 1 and 2 emissions by FY40
  • 66% intensity reduction in use of sold products from Scope 3 emissions per effective petabyte shipped from FY20 to FY30

“Pure makes a significant and immediate impact today by reducing data center carbon emissions worldwide through our environmental sustainability efforts,” said Charles Giancarlo, chairman and CEO, Pure Storage. 

“Pure’s products positively impact our customers’ environmental footprint, by requiring substantially less power, space, and cooling.”

The full “ESG Report” by Pure is available online.

Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich
Chris Ehrlich is the managing editor of several web properties in the TechnologyAdvice network. He has over 20 years of experience delivering content-based results across journalism and communications, including on B2B technologies. As a leader in digital journalism, he’s driven targeted content that resonates with audiences and increases key metrics. As a leader in branded communications, he’s driven multi-channel content for clients that spreads their messages and generates measurable returns. He holds a B.A. in English and political science from Denison University in Ohio.

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