• Combating climate change by mitigating the carbon footprint of our products and operations.
  • Conserving natural resources and reducing waste.
  • Minimizing the environmental footprint of our products across their lifecycle.
  • Building a socially and environmentally responsible supply chain that emphasizes worker wellbeing and responsible materials use.

We care for the planet by identifying our environmental impacts in our workplace, products and our supply chain, then working to reduce them. We are setting ambitious targets to mitigate the carbon footprint of our products and our operations through our first Climate Strategy. We work every day in our workplace to conserve natural resources and reduce waste. And we are starting to look for ways to reduce the environmental footprint of our products across their lifecycle and ensure our suppliers are responsible in how they treat their workers and manage their operations.

Our Climate Strategy

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing our world and the latest science has made it clear that more needs to be done — and faster — in order to avoid the worst impacts and secure a thriving, sustainable economy. We feel a deep responsibility to take action as a company whose products have significant reach with the younger generations, who both care passionately about combating climate change and who will also experience its worst impacts. We also feel a moral imperative because we know climate change disproportionately impacts people of color. We are proud to be making our first big climate commitments and share what we are doing in our operations and on our platform to take action.

Our Workplace

As we grow, we continue to think about sustainability in both the food we serve and the work spaces we create. We also find meaningful ways to connect with our team on sustainability issues. Our workplaces were mostly empty during 2020, meaning a lower impact from employee commuting, food consumption, and energy use in our workplaces. And we found ways to shift our resources to support our local communities and our team members working from home. 

Our Products

While Snap doesn’t mass-produce physical products or operate data centers, our products still have environmental impacts — and we’re working to minimize them.  Snapchat consumes battery life that requires energy consumption for recharging and requires data to be stored via our cloud partners. And producing Spectacles, our camera sunglasses, creates environmental impacts throughout the product life cycle. From product design to the selection of components to final assembly, building any hardware product uses chemicals, consumes energy and generates waste. We have processes in place to help reduce these impacts across the life cycle of our products. 

Our Supply Chain

Snap buys components for our hardware products, such as Spectacles, from companies across the globe and outsources the assembly of those products. We work hard to ensure these partners do business responsibly. Each product goes through a complex supply chain before going to market — from the mining of raw materials and the production of components, to the final product assembly and the logistics that take the product to the end consumer. To ensure that our products are being made responsibly and the workers who make them are treated well, we require our suppliers to agree to a stringent Supplier Code of Conduct, and we monitor adherence through third-party audits and remediation support.