Environmental—a better life for people and the planet
Asana has a role to play in helping to solve the world’s biggest problems, including climate change and sustainable resource use. Our most significant impact is through enabling our customers—including those focused on the environment—to achieve their missions.
Goals and Commitments
Climate change is one of humanity’s greatest threats. Our product is Asana’s most powerful tool to address global issues such as climate change. Companies and organizations such as Future of Fish, Axium Solar, and the Environmental Defense Fund rely on the Asana product to help their teams more efficiently and effectively pursue their missions—whether it’s building sustainable fisheries or creating renewable energy products. But while our product helps our customers pursue their impact missions, we also have our own environmental and sustainability goals: We’re taking steps to monitor and reduce our climate footprint, creating more mindful practices and procedures to minimize waste, and devoting resources to building more sustainable facilities.
Conduct and disclose our baseline greenhouse gas inventory as a precursor for future reduction targets.
Continue our carbon offset program to maintain carbon neutrality across our operations.
Managing climate-related risk
At the Board level, our Nominating Committee oversees environmental matters, including climate-related risk. We incorporated the topic of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions into our recent materiality assessment and will continue to engage with our stakeholders on the responsible use of global resources.
Reducing our carbon footprint
For the first time, we’ve conducted a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory covering our activities in fiscal year 2022. While we intend to do our part to reduce our environmental impact and set greenhouse gas reduction goals, we have purchased carbon offsets equivalent to our estimated carbon from operations in FY 2020 and FY 2021—and we intend to continue to purchase high-quality offsets while we reduce our emissions intensity. In FY 2022 we will achieve carbon neutrality across our operations, data center usage, business travel, and employee commuting (including work from home).
We have hired a third-party environmental consulting firm to conduct our FY 2022 environmental baseline measurement report, covering scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions under the GHG Protocol.1 Facilities covered include four leased office locations and eight co-working locations. We expect to publish our first Climate Disclosure Project (CDP) Climate Change response later this year.
As a SaaS (software as a service) company, our overall emissions are relatively low, particularly emissions from our operational footprint. (Scope 1 emissions and Scope 2 emissions (market-based): 1121 MTCO2e, Scope 1 emissions and Scope 2 emissions (location-based): 1393 MTCO2e, and Scope 3 emissions: 29,819 MTCO2e, as of January 31, 2022). Over time, we’ll continue to monitor and improve our GHG footprint. For more information about our GHG footprint and energy consumption, please see the Data and Download Center.
1Scope 3 categories included: purchased goods and services, capital goods, fuel- and energy-related activities, upstream transport, waste generated in operations, business travel, and employee commuting (including work from home).
There’s more that Asana is doing to reduce our collective carbon footprint:
- As part of our real estate site selection process, we consider proximity to public transportation so our employees can more easily choose environmentally friendly mass transit options.
- We encourage use of public transportation by subsidizing its costs for employees.
- We offer a monthly bicycle credit for employees who choose to ride to work, and recently launched a micromobility initiative to provide discounts and subsidies for employees who use bike share and rideshare services.
Day to day
A sustainable workplace
Even small choices we make in our everyday lives can make a difference in the global fight against climate change. We’ve made conscious choices in the Asana workplace to reduce waste, provide more sustainable food options, and employ more environmentally friendly building materials and facility management services.
Our LEED-certified headquarters
Our global headquarters in San Francisco was designed and constructed using the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. The 12-floor facility earned a Gold certification, and incorporates high-efficiency HVAC and lighting systems to conserve energy. We also partnered with sustainable companies that used recycled and repurposed materials for furnishing and finishing our offices. Our headquarters isn’t our only LEED-certified location: In Dublin, our office earned Platinum LEED certification.
In 2021 we relocated our San Francisco headquarters from our previous location at 1550 Bryant St. to our new space at 633 Folsom St. A priority during our move was to eliminate waste wherever possible—we retained much of the same office furniture, offered unneeded pieces to employees, and donated the remaining furniture to schools and other organizations.
In every Asana office, we take an intentional approach to waste management, including recycling and composting. At our global headquarters, our culinary team aims to reduce food waste by ordering food as needed, serving it by the plate instead of buffet style, and planning intentional menus that allow the team to use edible food scraps in creative ways and repurpose leftovers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the team also designed and produced sustainable food packaging to ensure efficient food services while minimizing the amount of single-use packaging.
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