Appian Corporation is committed to managing environmental impact as an integral part of our operations. It is our policy to assure the environmental integrity of our processes and facilities at all times, and we comply with all regulations to ensure a safe working environment for our personnel in each country and city in which we operate. A committee within our board of directors, chaired by a company co-founder and our Chief Financial Officer, focuses on and directs corporate efforts and activities surrounding carbon reduction and environmental sustainability.
Appian has taken action, and continues to do so, to reduce our energy consumption and waste and, thus, contribute to climate preservation. We are currently tracking Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for our United States headquarters operation and will be extending this to all office locations over time. With respect to Scope 3 carbon emissions, we are working with the infrastructure hosting service provider for our Appian Cloud offering, Amazon Web Services (AWS), to be able to offer green-centered choices to our customers around cloud deployment.
Our facilities and administrative teams around the world work with the property managers of our leased spaces to ensure those spaces minimize environmental impact through energy reduction and the efficient use of space. All products used in Appian office upgrades/buildouts are reviewed for sustainability factors including the composition of recycled materials and VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions.
Environmental concerns around reducing energy consumption and waste also factor into Appian procurement decisions, business travel, office operations (implementing energy-saving lighting, window coverings, etc., in our facilities worldwide), and employee commuting (promoting the use of public transportation by offsetting those expenses and enabling remote work/telecommuting). Our company-sponsored AppianGreen Affinity Group has been instrumental in promoting sustainable practices across the business to minimize our firm’s waste and energy footprint, focusing on actions, behaviors, and policies to minimize environmental impact and encourage sustainable choices on the part of Appian and our people.
We are continually seeking new ways to achieve and expand upon our environmental goals.