Citrix has several programs designed to reduce our carbon footprint. Almost all of our Citrix offices have simple and easy recycling options. We reuse, recycle, and/or divert landfill items like plastic bags, packing foam, cardboard, wood, metal, electronic waste, fluorescent bulbs, and batteries, and have nearly eliminated bottled water from our offices. In 2017, our four largest global sites diverted nearly half of their waste.
Whenever possible, our corporate cafés source food locally and work with local companies for services and amenities. Our cafés use biodegradable, recyclable, and/or reusable dishes. Compost soil is used to fertilize café food, landscaping, and community projects.
Electric vehicle (EV) charging programs started in California, where about 20% of our Silicon Valley office population plugs in their car at work. Our other large offices also offer electric vehicle charging stations, and usage is growing every year. Annually, we avoid more than 40 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and have more EV chargers in the works. Globally, we work to reduce driving time for company provided transportation and include electric cars in the transport mix.