Salesforce Net Zero Cloud was earlier known as Sustainability Cloud. It has been renamed to properly reflect Salesforce’s commitment to carbon neutrality. Net Zero Cloud can be used as a Salesforce app, which is based on the Salesforce Lightning platform and provides users with capabilities to improve collaboration, project management, and reporting. Plus, you receive accurate vital insights into your carbon footprint with Net Zero Cloud’s greenhouse gas emissions calculator, which uses worldwide emission factors for calculation. The Cloud lets you collect, categorize, and analyse data on energy use and greenhouse gas emissions throughout your company’s business operations.
The cloud is powered by a combination of the cleanest and most abundant sources of renewable energy – solar and wind, so the company’s operations no longer need to be dependent on fossil fuels, which is one of the major sources of carbon emissions. Along with transitioning to a renewable energy-powered cloud, Salesforce has also taken into account other sustainability initiatives like reducing waste and recycling, to achieve its net zero goal and set an example for others.
Salesforce’s Net Zero Cloud allows businesses to access powerful technology without harming the environment, by reducing its own energy consumption and carbon emissions, significantly contributing to the fight against climate change. The aim is to introduce sustainability in the tech industry and as the world’s largest CRM company, Salesforce aspires to inspire others to follow its lead.
Features & Benefits of Salesforce Net Zero Cloud
1. Get all your organization’s environmental data in one unified platform!
Net Zero Cloud calculates the carbon footprint of an organization by collecting all the data derived from the analysis of carbon emissions associated with energy consumption or company trips, for the calendar or fiscal year. And presents you with a 360-degree view of the energy use and waste management in a single integrated platform.
2. Use Emissions Forecasting to adopt effective measures!
Organizations need to reduce their carbon footprint and move towards net zero cloud computing, by using renewable power energy sources, reducing energy consumption and waste, and using better data centres. And to achieve this they can find the quickest and most efficient route to net zero emissions through emissions forecasting, that allows adopting of the most effective measures, through automated energy and economic calculations, which are complaint with the organization’s climate action goals.
3. Boost your productivity with Net Zero's tools and templates!
You may enter an energy use record manually, upload and scan a building’s electricity bill PDF, mass-upload a spreadsheet of data, create integrations to existing systems, or use a combination of all. Net Zero Cloud provides you with multiple ways to upload records into the system, to help you mass upload receipts or build directly on the Salesforce platform to improve review and reporting.
4. Drive efficiency, cost-effectively
Regular carbon accounting may take up to six months for your organization to collect data, enter them in spreadsheets, track down missing data, followed by making actual calculations and verifying their accuracy. Companies often hire third parties to do these jobs for them. But, with Salesforce Net Zero Cloud, the need is eliminated since you get a stable and structured data model, bringing consistency and powerful analytics which saves you time and expenses. The cloud provides you with better visibility of your data to help you make better informed decisions, set targets and strategies to reduce your energy consumption and carbon emissions, while increasing your efficiency and cost savings.
5. Reduce carbon emissions with Science-Based Targets
Science-Based Targets or SBTs are objectives or goals set by an organisation to make a path to clearly defined greenhouse gas emissions reductions. They are in line with the scale of reductions that the latest climate science considers as necessary to keep global warming under 1.5°C. The aim isn’t how much GHG emissions a company can reduce, rather, it’s focusing on how much a company must reduce to do their part in the collective effort of achieving a sustainable planet. Salesforce Net Zero helps you set these targets to reduce carbon emissions through a module aligned with the Science-Based Targets initiative – an organization that validates these indicators according to the Paris Agreement.
6. Facilitate the visualization of scope 3 emissions with Supplier Management
Salesforce NetZero facilitates the visualization of scope 3 emissions generated by its suppliers in the value chain. It also gives you information about the suppliers’ operations which can directly impact and increase total carbon emissions.
7. Effortless Waste Data Management
Salesforce Net Zero allows your organization to record waste management data, with different hazard impacts, effortlessly. It classifies them as per their nature and permanence and keeps you abreast of how much of waste is combusted, composted, land filled, and recycled. An organization can use Net Zero to automatically calculate the emissions of other gases and polluting agents into tCO2e, based on the predetermined emission factors, to record the equivalent carbon emission values obtained from the elimination of those polluting agents.
8. Efficient Water Management
Net Zero gives you an overall summary of water consumption, withdrawal, and discharge across different locations and assets, to analyse your organization’s water management efforts, over the years. The dashboard analyses your organization’s water risk at various locations, the different water treatment methods used, the water intensity across different assets based on employee count and floor area, and so on.
9. Make the best decisions with What-If Analysis
The Net Zero Cloud What-If Tableau Accelerator shows an organization’s actual and forecasted carbon emissions, as equivalents of metric tonnes of carbon dioxide. You can use the What-If analysis to calculate and visualize the impact of your planned sustainability measures on your carbon footprint in real-time. This helps you find the fastest path to net zero and make informed, smart decisions.
10. Devise sustainable solutions with Analytics Dashboards
Whether for regular internal reporting or for reports to customers and stakeholders, Net Zero Cloud comes with powerful, configurable, out-of-the-box dashboards. They support your decision-making with a detailed glance at emissions trends and energy patterns, to help you figure out a reliable measure of your organization’s environmental impact. Multiple dashboards like the Audit Dashboard, Building Energy Intensity Dashboard, Business Travel Impact Dashboard, Carbon Credit Allocation Dashboard, Climate Action Dashboard, Predicted Air Travel Emissions Dashboard, and more facilitate the defining of the carbon footprint to enable the organization to devise sustainable and resilient solutions.
Let ETG Delight You with Our Net Zero Cloud Implementation Services
Have you just begun thinking about the climate action initiative? Or have you already made a science-based commitment in line with Net Zero? No matter what, we can meet you at any milestone in your journey to sustainability.
We are ETG – a Salesforce Crest Level Partner, headquartered in Plano, Texas, with 22 years of experience and an extensive team of 500+ certified experts to help you implement, customize and configure your Salesforce Net Zero Cloud to success. Our end-to-end services will ensure that you’re not just up and running, but also winning on your race to Zero!