A sustainable future requires action to address the effects of climate change. That’s why MathWorks is working to decarbonize our operations in three key areas of focus:
Continuously improving efficiency
Supporting renewable energy
Supporting carbon removal projects
To foster accountability and transparency, we will report annually on our initiatives and progress.
In 2022, we made significant advancements in our environmental efforts throughout our operations, partnerships, and products.
Support for Carbon Removal Projects
- Offset 100% of emissions from our worldwide Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon footprint and a portion of our Scope 3 emissions.
- Purchased carbon removal offsets from GreenTrees’ Mississippi Alluvial Valley reforestation project through the Arbor Day Foundation.
- Conducted an electrification audit and maximized all viable opportunities for onsite solar generation at the Natick, Massachusetts campuses (Apple Hill and Lakeside). Generated 2,100+ megawatt hours (MWh) of renewable energy in 2022.
- Invested in 12-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Enel North America, generating 50,000 MWh annually, and retained associated renewable energy credits (RECs).
Energy and Water Use
- Attained campus energy usage intensities (EUIs) of 44.87 and 38.25 and data center power usage effectiveness (PUE) values of 1.42 and 1.22 at our Apple Hill and Lakeside campuses, respectively.
- Implemented HVAC control strategies at both Natick campuses and completed conversion to 100% LED lighting at the Lakeside campus.
- Reduced water consumption by installing low-flow fixtures, improving cooling tower chemistry, and reducing chilled- and condenser-water loop flow rates.
- Implemented fault detection and diagnostics as well as an ongoing recommissioning plan at the Natick campuses.
Recycling and Waste
- Diverted 66% of Natick office waste from landfills and incinerators through recycling, composting, and electronics collection programs.
- Initiated a back-of-house cafeteria composting program.
- Partnered with Mass Audubon through the MathWorks Foundation, donating $2.5 million to support large-scale conservation and restoration of land in Massachusetts.
- Pledged $1.5 million in climate-related research funding, hosted engineering competitions, and worked with Greentown Labs to support development of climate technologies.
- Supported 160 climate-focused technology startups around the world through strategic partnerships with leading accelerators.
- Engaged with the MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium to help drive large-scale industry collaboration.
MathWorks has long pursued sustainability projects as part of its mission, and I am passionate about decarbonizing MathWorks.
— Jack Little, CEO