GoDaddy has a global reach of 21+ million customers, and with that reach comes global responsibility. Providing help and tools needed to grow an online presence, GoDaddy empowers entrepreneurs to build their dreams. The company’s 2021 corporate sustainability and governance report covers strategies and initiatives focused on their customer experience, diversity and inclusion, innovation, data privacy, and sustainability. This executive summary will focus on the environmental sustainability highlights.
In 2021, GoDaddy conducted their first GHG inventory to calculate scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions to identify the sources of emissions in their operations, as well as indirect emissions in their value chain.
GoDaddy announced their first target to reduce scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50% by 2025 while they actively work on a longer-term goal.
In 2022, the company went a step further in its commitment to the SDGs and joined the United Nations Global Compact.
GoDaddy’s data centers are the primary driver of their scope 1 and 2 emissions.
To mitigate impacts, the company set a goal to simplify data center operations by running a smaller number of larger data centers within different regions to reduce overall energy use and increase the energy efficiency per workload.
In 2021, GoDaddy further consolidated their global data center landscape and migrated 12 more data center locations into larger footprints.
The company proactively replaced inefficient infrastructure, installed energy-efficient fixtures and procured Guarantees of Origin (GOs).
GoDaddy implemented a new HubClub-Home hybrid work model that enables them to enhance the employee experience with flexible workspace solutions while prioritizing capital and reducing their GHG emissions footprint and operating costs.
As a result of ongoing real estate optimization efforts, over the course of two years GoDaddy has reduced their active corporate real estate footprint by 55%.
The company’s headquarters was designed with sustainability in mind, with features such as: energy-efficient HVAC systems, LED lighting, low-flow plumbing, recycling programs, solar arrays, reclaimed water facilities used for landscaping, and EV charging stations.
Founded in 2020 and featuring 350+ members, GoDaddy Green engaged in a wide variety of ambitious projects in 2021.
renewable energy used through purchasing GOs in all EMEA data centers and select EMEA offices
data centers migrated into larger footprints in 2021
During our annual strategic planning process, we identified this key area and decided to sharpen our focus on GoDaddy’s environmental impact and the corresponding actions we can take.
Chief Executive Officer
GoDaddy has a lofty vision to radically shift the global economy toward life-fulfilling independent entrepreneurial ventures. While a sustainability focus is relatively new for the company, they have committed to consistent, transparent, and measured progress. As they take further steps to build out targets and initiatives to reduce their footprint, the company aims to also implement operational changes to be kinder to the earth and make a lasting impact.
reduction in active corporate real estate footprint over two years
When times get tough … we return to our foundational elements: empowerment, equity, inclusion, sustainability, trust, respect, and authenticity.
Chief Executive Officer
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