We demonstrate our commitment to environmentally responsible behavior by reducing the footprint of our products, adhering to compliance and regulations worldwide, and adopting responsible approaches to our daily business operations.
Product Environmental Impacts
Fortinet is focused on reducing the environmental footprint of our customers by innovating highly efficient, integrated appliances and cloud-based security solutions.
Product Design & Life Cycle Management
When it comes to our products, environmental sustainability is a top priority at the design stage and throughout the entire product lifecycle. This includes product energy use and efficiency, the safety of material inputs required for proper product operations (e.g., chemicals, water), ease of reuse and recycling, and proper disposal at the end of life.
Our products comply with globally recognized product environmental compliance directives and regulations, including RoHS, REACH, Packaging Directive, and the US SEC Conflict Minerals Rule. We are also working with our Contract Manufacturers to eliminate PVC from Product Packaging.
Regarding compliance with the WEEE directive, Fortinet requires its distributors and resellers worldwide to perform an environmentally friendly, WEEE-compliant collection of discarded products at no charge to the user.
Years of dedicated innovation and the development of the industry's only security-focused processors have allowed Fortinet to integrate multiple security and networking functions into a single, energy-efficient platform. This has resulted in appliances that use less power, space, and cooling. In addition, Fortinet's family of proprietary secure processor units (SPUs) are built for power and efficiency.
As a result, Fortinet produces the most energy-efficient appliances in the industry, helping our customers and partners reduce their environmental footprint. These advanced security solutions consume as much as 3X fewer resources than traditional appliances, helping lower the ecological impact of data centers, which consume around 2% of all energy worldwide.