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.
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, resulting in less power, space, and cooling usage. In addition, Fortinet’s family of proprietary secure processor units (SPUs) are built for power and efficiency.
Fortinet produces the most energy-efficient appliances in the industry, helping our customers and partners reduce their environmental footprint. Our advanced security solutions consume as much as 3X fewer resources than traditional appliances, helping lower the environmental impact of data centers, which consume around 2% of all energy worldwide.
Product Design & Life Cycle Management
When it comes to our products, environmental sustainability is our priority at the design stage as well as throughout the entire product lifecycle.
Our products comply with globally recognized product environmental compliance directives and regulations including RoHS, REACH, Packaging Directive, and the U.S. SEC Conflict Mineral Law.
Fortinet is working with its Contract Manufacturers to eliminate PVC from Product Packaging.
In regards to compliance with the WEEE directive, Fortinet requires its distributors and resellers worldwide to perform environmental-friendly, WEEE-compliant collection of disposed products at no charge to the user.
Supply Chain Management
Fortinet is very selective with its main Contract Manufacturers, requiring them to be ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified and have their own ESG policies and reporting standards in place.
Environmentally Low Impact Business
From an operations standpoint, we are committed to driving an environmentally low impact business.
Fortinet works with supply chain and logistics service providers that are committed to ensuring the application and enforcement of environmental policies that are aimed at reducing air emissions and pollutions by promoting the use of clean fuels, transportation network optimization, and by investing in fuel-saving technologies.
With local RMA depots over 20 countries and central regional depots in North America, Europe, and Asia, Fortinet reduces transportation-related emissions by minimizing shipping distances while consolidating shipments, collecting defective products at centralized locations, performing local repairs, and recycling defective units in compliance with local regulations.
Our current corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, harnesses natural energy with large solar panels installed in the parking lot to reduce energy usage, with drought resistant landscaping, a silica rooftop to reduce heat, LED bulbs, and auto power-down after-hours. Fortinet’s headquarters expansion is based onto a 172,000-square-foot state-of-the-art building with a LEED Gold Energy Efficiency Rating.
Fortinet also incentivizes employees at its headquarters to reduce their environmental footprint by providing onsite EV Charging Stations based on solar power, preferred parking spaces for sustainable energy vehicles, mobile fueling for all employees, and installed bike racks.
Office recycling programs - such as E-Waste, Paper & Cardboard, a Food Scrap Program, and a battery recycling collection program - are also in place at company locations.