Bengaluru (Karnataka) , September 15 : Adobe India on Friday announced that its Bengaluru campus fulfilled 100 per cent of its power consumption requirements through renewable energy resources. Additionally, Adobe signed a 2.5 MW grid-scale solar power purchase agreement (PPA) with CleanMax Solar to operate off-site solar farms located in Tumkur and Bellary districts of Karnataka.
Covering Adobe Bengaluru campus' annual energy demand, the farms will generate 3,750 MWh of solar power supply per year, which will go directly into the electricity distribution grid and become a part of the pool of energy that ultimately provides power across Bengaluru and other parts of the state.

"The solar power generated from this initiative will contribute towards cleaning up local air and lowering emissions in the environment where our employees live and we do business. With this initiative, we at Adobe are happy to play a role in ensuring that the city of Bengaluru and the state of Karnataka burn less coal for their local power needs, and enabling India's goal of transitioning to renewable energy," said Sanjeev Sethi, Director, Global Workplace Solutions, Adobe India.

With over 5,200 employees in India, Adobe has implemented a wide range of activities to further its sustainability charter. The company's three campuses across Bengaluru and Noida have been certified as 'Gold' Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) buildings by U.S. Green Building Council.

To ensure environment-friendly transportation facilities for employees, Adobe has also implemented green fleet of electric cars across its campuses. The company has also adopted several green practices across its campuses - including the implementation of LED lighting, use of reusable beverage cups, and following a waste reduction policy.

Adobe's sustainability practices have helped the company reduce water and power consumption year on year, despite fast expanding operations in India and steady growth in employee headcount.

(Posted on 15 September 2017, 1680161198 34O239O173O144)