Environment Policy

“When I started the service provider business at 8x8, I was driven by the goal of eliminating the headaches associated with managing and using legacy business telecommunications by abstracting this complexity into a simple software platform in the cloud. Having now deployed more than a million end users on our platform, I have also witnessed the environmental and productivity improvements that our solutions provide to our customers.

In the past, businesses would deploy a set of servers dedicated to their own business, and 8x8 is able to eliminate this costly waste of power and space by serving the communications needs of thousands of businesses from a single server instance in the cloud. We also ensure businesses run more efficiently by enabling them to communicate and collaborate globally using any Internet connection on the planet. Travel requirements are drastically reduced. Costly delays from the coordination and scheduling of teams are eliminated. And collaboration and decision making are enabled in a single click from any connected device around the globe.

8x8 is excited to contribute to the progress of how businesses communicate and collaborate in this new world, and will continue our history of innovation to improve the future of cloud communications for everyone.”

- Bryan Martin, the Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer

Brayan Martin

8x8 is committed to operating in an environmentally responsible manner by ensuring the safety and health of our employees, business partners, and the public. 8x8 created an Environmental Health and Safety Program that provides information and training for all 8x8 employees.

We are committed to recycling at all of our offices and utilize reusable plates, bowls and cutlery in our lunchrooms.

We promote environmental awareness and ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations. We also provide free VTA passes to help keep cars off the roads and provide electric charging stations.


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Energy Usage

In 2019, we saw significant improvements in our greenhouse gas emissions as a result of our strong recycling campaign. In addition to reducing emissions, we have recycled 270 tons of mixed-use material equivalent to 2411 cars taken off the road. The data in the charts below was collected from our San Jose headquarters building in California and does not reflect per person usage. Due to our on-going energy conservation efforts, our energy usage in our San Jose headquarters has remained flat or decreased, even as our headcount has increased significantly between 2017 to 2019.

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