GoDaddy Web Hosting for a Sustainable Hybrid Shift

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GoDaddy empowers everyday entrepreneurs around the world to provide all the help and tools they need to succeed online and in person. GoDaddy is where people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers, sell their products and services, and manage their work. GoDaddy’s mission is to empower our customers with the tools, ideas, and networks to turn their ideas and personal initiatives into success.

What are GoDaddy’s sustainability goals?

GoDaddy places greater emphasis on environmental actions, including accounting and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions. In the 2021 Sustainability Reportwe have shared our first greenhouse gas reduction target: reduce our scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50% by 2025. We are also working on defining long-term targets.

GoDaddy remains true to its commitment to inclusive entrepreneurship. Since launching Empower by GoDaddy, we’ve served over 5,000 entrepreneurs in underserved communities.

We are also committed to being a leader in creating an inclusive workforce. We achieved gender (global) and ethnic (US) wage parity for the seventh year.

How will GoDaddy achieve its sustainability goals?

We are committed to communicating transparently about our sustainability progress, including:

  • Statement on Climate Change: We minimize the environmental impacts of our physical locations through energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy technologies and recycling programs. We also fund and support the “GoDaddy Green” employee resource group.
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions: We strive to operate efficient spaces, use resources responsibly, and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
  • United Nations Global Compact (UNGC): GoDaddy is a signatory to the UNGC, demonstrating our commitment to human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption. Each year, we will describe the company’s efforts to implement The ten principles of the UNGC.

How does the company measure sustainability and what are the best practices?

Our 2021 Sustainability Report shows that we continue to work hard to serve all of our stakeholders, including our customers, society and people. We focus on 10 key issues and continue to make progress with our three pillars of sustainability in mind: customers, employees and operating responsibly.

Our Board of Directors has delegated oversight of sustainability and ESG developments and disclosures to its Nominating and Governance Committee, which means that our initiatives are overseen at the highest level.

What does the future look like as businesses operate in a hybrid fashion?

During the pandemic, GoDaddy transitioned to hybrid working and a model we call “Hub-Club-Home,” where some employees work full-time in an office (Hub), some work part-week in an office ( Club), and others will work exclusively from home. This new era of work demands flexibility, but we understand that employees want to be able to choose where they work based on their life.

By adopting a hybrid work model and optimizing its company’s office space for sustainability, GoDaddy also reduced its active real estate footprint by 55% over two years.

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