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Autodesk Sustainability: Progress Report FY2012


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Autodesk Sustainability: Progress Report FY2012

  1. 1. Sustainability in ActionProgress Report FY2012February 2011–January 2012Contents Letter from CEO Carl Bass 2 Ethics and Compliance 20Performance Summary 3 Employees 22Sustainability Strategy 6 Community Support 25Products and Solutions 8 About This Report 26Carbon Footprint 14 GRI Index 27Other Impacts from Operations 18 See highlights from the Progress Report in the Sustainability in Action Summary Sketch.
  2. 2. Letter from CEO Carl Bass As Autodesk’s CEO, I spend a lot of time talking to We also believe in leading by example and demonstrating customers, partners, and colleagues about innovation. sustainability best practices in our own operations—both Today businesses are being called on to innovate in entirely in terms of environmental performance and making Autodesk new ways—to design products, buildings, and whole cities a great place to work. In 2011 we took a step forward by more sustainably—meaning to design in a way that enables endorsing the UN Global Compact, a voluntary initiative that both people and the planet to thrive. outlines 10 principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labor, Environment, and Anti-corruption. This is one of the most important design challenges of our time. Autodesk’s business is founded on helping architects, We believe in a better world and invite you to join us in designers, and engineers solve complex design challenges. imagining, designing, and creating it.  We care a lot about good design, and about helping people Carl Bass imagine, design, and create a better world. Some of our core Chief Executive Officer technology—such as the Autodesk 360 platform—including Autodesk PLM 360 for manufacturing and BIM 360 for the building industry—provides cloud-based services that enable customers to optimize materials, energy, land, and water use alongside other design criteria.   But we recognize that providing the best 3D design and engineering software is not enough to bring about the change we want to see in the world. For this reason, we make it a priority to teach students, customers, and partners how to use our products to design a better world. We also collaborate with leading thinkers and innovators—bringing experts together and helping them tell their stories and share best practices.2 Autodesk Sustainability in Action—Progress Report FY2012
  3. 3. Performance Summary1 Key Metrics FY2012 FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 EconomyRevenue [million US$] $2,315.2 $1,713.7 $1,951.8 $2,215.6 $528.3 $546.3 $548.6 $592.4GAAP Gross Profit [million US$] $2,096.1 $1,521.9 $1,755.2 $1,986.5 $473.7 $488.9 $489.0 $534.9GAAP Net Income [million US$] $183.6 $58.0 $212.0 $285.3 $69.3 $71.2 $72.8 $72.0GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share [US$] $0.80 $0.25 $0.90 $1.22 $0.29 $0.30 $0.32 $0.31Relative Contribution to World GDP [million US$ contribution/trillion US$ world GDP] 34.3 26.6 27.9 28.4 27.1 27.9 27.9 30.5 Environment Climate Change2Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions [tCO2e] 85,800 60,600 62,500 61,600 14,100 15,100 14,300 18,100C-FACT Carbon Intensity Ratio [tCO2e/relative contribution to world GDP] 2.51 2.28 2.24 2.17 0.52 0.54 0.51 0.59GHG Emissions Intensity [tCO2e/million US$ revenue] 37.1 35.3 33.5 27.8 26.7 27.7 26.1 30.5GHG Emissions Intensity [tCO2e/employee] 11.0 8.90 9.19 8.21 1.88 2.02 1.91 2.41GHG Emissions Intensity [tCO2e/1,000 active square feet] 47.5 33.8 36.8 35.7 8.20 8.76 8.28 10.4Scope 1: Direct Emissions from Owned/Controlled Operations [tCO2e] 4,250 2,360 4,320 3,140 818 710 786 824Scope 2: Indirect Emissions from the Use of Purchased 6,070 7,360 5,780 3,710 824 890 1,060 941Electricity, Steam, Heating, and Cooling [tCO2e]Scope 3: Upstream 74,500 50,000 51,800 54,100 12,200 13,400 12,300 16,200 Purchased Goods and Services [tCO2e] 2,070 2,040 1,480 1,470 487 396 321 267 Fuel- and Energy-Related Activities (not included in Scope 1 or Scope 2) [tCO2e] 1,090 1,100 995 824 190 233 195 206 Transportation and Distribution [tCO2e] 1,050 920 768 778 297 210 141 130 Waste Generated in Operations [tCO2e] 1,080 802 872 895 219 226 226 224 Business Travel [tCO2e] 38,200 23,800 26,500 29,600 6,270 7,040 6,150 10,200 Employee Commuting [tCO2e] 19,000 10,400 10,400 11,500 2,720 2,910 3,050 2,860 Leased Assets [tCO2e] 12,000 10,900 10,800 8,920 2,000 2,350 2,250 2,320Scope 3: Downstream 1,000 875 642 675 262 182 121 109 Transportation and Distribution [tCO2e] 898 784 577 606 235 164 109 98 End-of-Life Treatment of Sold Products [tCO2e] 104 90.6 65.0 69.0 26.9 18.7 12.4 11.1Energy Use [MWh] 53,200 49,300 45,400 35,800 8,540 8,690 9,310 9,290 Direct Energy Use [MWh] 11,700 11,200 7,620 2,710 1,150 373 543 645 Indirect Energy Use [MWh] 41,500 38,100 37,800 33,100 7,390 8,320 8,770 8,650 Electricity Purchased by Autodesk [MWh] 19,600 18,200 16,600 15,300 3,430 3,840 4,220 3,780 Electricity Purchased by Landlord [MWh] 21,900 19,900 21,200 16,900 3,770 4,310 4,410 4,4503 Autodesk Sustainability in Action—Progress Report FY2012
  4. 4. FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012Renewable Energy [MWh] 2,040 2,960 4,890 6,140 Renewable Energy Purchased [MWh] 80.9 194 1,280 2,160 Renewable Energy Certificates [MWh] 1,960 2,760 2,820 3,980Renewable Energy [as a percent of total indirect energy use] 4.91% 7.77% 12.9% 18.5%Carbon Offset from Renewable Energy [metric tons CO2e] 752 1,140 1,700 2,350Carbon Offsets [as a percent of total GHG emissions] 0.876% 1.88% 2.72% 3.81%Buildings with LEED® Certification 2 7 5 8Buildings with LEED Certification [as a percent of total active square footage] 1% 12% 10% 19% WasteWaste Generated at Headquarters [metric tons] -- 175 162 250 Recycled [metric tons] -- 130 132 178 Corrugated Cardboard [metric tons] -- 11 12 43 Mixed Cans and Bottles [metric tons] -- 93 94 24 Mixed Office Papers [metric tons] -- 45 30 112 Suppliers3Number of Suppliers with Green Certifications [approximate] -- -- 400 300Percentage of Supply Chain Spending with Suppliers That Have Green Certifications [approximate] -- -- 5% 3% Environmental ComplianceEnvironmental Violations 0 0 0 0Environmental Fines [US$] $0 $0 $0 $0 Society EmployeesNumber of Employees 7,800 6,800 6,800 7,500Employee Engagement4 [percent] 78% 72% 69% 73%Global Gender Diversity5 [percent female] Board of Directors 11% 22% 22% 22% Company Officers, Executives, and Senior Management 21% 23% 21% 22% Managers and Supervisors 25% 25% 24% 26% All Employees 30% 30% 30% 29%4 Autodesk Sustainability in Action—Progress Report FY2012
  5. 5. FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012U.S. Ethnic Diversity6 [percent of employees] White 75% 75% 75% 74% All Nonwhite 25% 25% 25% 26% Black/African American 2% 2% 1% 1% Hispanic 5% 5% 4% 4% Asian 18% 18% 18% 19%Training Budgeted per Employee Globally, Approximate [US$] $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $900 Community InvestmentCompany Cash Contributions [US$] $1,740,000 $1,046,000 $1,038,000 $1,955,000 Arts7 [percent of total] 8% 8% 10% 8% Education [percent of total] 22% 24% 27% 36% Environment/Sustainability [percent of total] 17% 14% 10% 11% Health and Human Services [percent of total] 53% 54% 53% 45%Company Product Donations8 $624,000 $5,600,00 $1,500,000 $1,095,000Employee Giving $295,000 $200,000 $222,000 $255,000Employee Volunteer Hours N/A9 4,900 8,500 7,900 Public PolicyCompany Political Contributions [US$] $25,00010 $0 $0 $01 In some cases, segments do not add up to total due to rounding. Dashes represent that data for that year was not available.2 I n accordance with Autodesk’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory management plan, when a methodological change results in changes in emissions greater than 4% of the entire inventory, we revise and restate historical figures. Beginning in fiscal year 2012, Autodesk is aligning with the GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standards. As a result, we have restated historical data for fiscal years 2009–2011.3 According to data provided by Dunn and Bradstreet.4 R epresents the percentage of employees who responded favorably to three questions that measure different aspects of employee engagement. These data are reported on a calendar year basis. Fiscal year 2012 corresponds to calendar year 2011, and so forth.5 P ercentages are as of the end of the calendar year, except for the board of directors, which are as of the annual meeting date (typically a few months following the end of the calendar year). In these rows fiscal year 2012 corresponds to calendar year 2011, and so forth.6 P ercentages are as of the end of the calendar year. In these rows fiscal year 2012 corresponds to calendar year 2011, and so forth. Segments for “All Nonwhite” in 2010 and 2011 do not add up to the subtotal due to nonwhite employees in nonspecified categories (such as American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and others).7 Data for contributions by focus area for fiscal year 2008 are U.S. only. Data for fiscal years 2009–2012 are global.8 A utodesk calculates its product donations at commercial value. This data includes products donated through the Autodesk Community Relations program. This data does not include the value of products donated through the Autodesk Assistance Program (AAP), which provides training and certification to nonemployees wishing to become proficient on Autodesk products, or the value of products granted to students and educators at no cost through the Autodesk Education Community. See page 12 for detail.9 Due to a systems issue, data for this year are not available.10 I n fiscal year 2009, Autodesk contributed $25,000 to the North Bay Transportation Alliance in support of the SMART train issue that appeared as Measure Q on the 2008 general election ballot in California. The measure passed and is leading to the development of a light-rail transportation alternative to driving.5 Autodesk Sustainability in Action—Progress Report FY2012
  6. 6. Sustainability StrategyThe environmental and social challenges we face are becoming more complex and Partner with and Connect Leaders and Innovators. Solving complex challengesmore urgent every day. As a worldwide community, we must devise new ways for 7 is impossible in isolation. It requiresbillion people (and counting) to live sustainably on this planet. a different way of working, bringing the best people and thinking to the table and transforming traditional ways ofAs a design software company, how do we reconcile helping building, and manufacturing sectors, we integrate doing business. We assemble and engage customers, thoughtmillions of customers design more and more stuff that uses analytical capabilities, key data sets, and design principles leaders, government officials, nonprofit organizations, andmore and more resources, with the fundamental knowledge that lead our users to higher-quality, and more sustainable, others to create new approaches, inspire people to take action,that we live in a finite world? This is one of the most important project outcomes. and support and accelerate new industries. Autodesk worksdesign challenges of our time. at the center of all these people, the nexus, connectingWe know a lot about solving design challenges. Our business Educate and Inspire People to Design influencers and innovators to each other and propellingis founded on helping architects, designers, and engineers a Better World. The world needs more important work beyond the sum of each contributor’s parts.imagine, design, and create almost everything on the planet. people who understand sustainability Through the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program weWe aim to help them optimize energy, water, materials, and challenges and know how to help tackle support a thriving network of hundreds of emerging andland use alongside other criteria. This is and will continue to be them. Some need to be convinced of the established clean tech innovators.a key strategic opportunity for Autodesk in the coming years. business value, and others simply need Lead by Example in Our Own Operations. guidance on how to do sustainable design. We get our We continually raise the bar on sustainability,We focus our efforts on the following four areas where we solutions into the hands of emerging innovators worldwide, striving to be ahead of the curve and sharingbelieve we can have the greatest impact. from design and engineering students to clean tech what we know. We build expertise by using Provide the Best Sustainability Solutions. entrepreneurs, and teach them how to use our tools. Since Autodesk as a testing ground for new ideas, We are committed to making sustainability 2010, more than 350,000 people have experienced the workflows, and solutions. We implement easy, insightful, and cost-effective. By Autodesk Sustainability Workshop, a free online resource virtual collaboration technology to reduce the need for providing this value to our customers, we will that teaches the principles and practice of sustainability business travel, invest in energy efficiency, and minimize also become more profitable ourselves. We in engineering and design. the footprint of our major events. This strengthens our provide tools to over 10 million professional business and creates knowledge we can share with others. architects, designers, and engineers who Decreasing our carbon footprint is our over-arching focus,create the built environment, supply energy and water, plan and we’ve reduced it by 28 percent in absolute terms sincecities, and define manufacturing processes. Across our fiscal year 2009.portfolio of more than 80 products serving the infrastructure,6 Autodesk Sustainability in Action—Progress Report FY2012
  7. 7. Sustainability Governance Corporate Environmental Environmental Project Teams Project teams directed by the Environmental Core Team areand Management Management responsible for executing our strategy in the company’s fourOur sustainability governance model ensures strong Understanding and reducing our impact on the environment largest environmental impact areas (all closely related tocollaboration and clear accountability across multiple levels requires a high level of coordination and commitment. With energy use and climate change): employee travel, facilities,of Autodesk. Our CEO Carl Bass and his executive team approximately 7,500 employees and offices in 109 locations major events, and IT operations. Each project team is co-led byoversee the company’s sustainability efforts, and integrate worldwide, several annual global events, and millions of users, the Sustainability Team and an Autodesk employee from thatsustainability into Autodesk’s overall strategic planning obtaining the right data and implementing environmental activity area. They manage the evaluation, prioritization, andprocess. Our senior director of sustainability, who reports measures can be a challenge. implementation of measures that reduce our environmentalto the chief marketing officer, manages the corporate impact in that area, and work as needed with key stakeholders Autodesk has instituted a management structure forSustainability Team and is responsible for working across from across the company to drive progress. This collaboration obtaining environmental data, making investment decisions,teams to implement and report on Autodesk’s sustainability ensures that reducing environmental impact and enhancing and implementing measures to reduce our impact. Westrategy. Going forward, our philanthropy and community business productivity go hand in hand. continue to enhance the reliability, comprehensiveness, andrelations programs will become part of this corporate team. automation of these systems. All Autodesk locationsA dedicated Sustainability Solutions team manages our cross- are covered by the company’s environmental management Green Teamscompany efforts to offer the best products for sustainable system, which will be verified in the near future. Green teams lead grassroots initiatives in more thandecision-making across the building, infrastructure, utilities, a dozen of our offices worldwide. These groups are led by Autodesk Environmental Management Structure employee volunteers committed to reducing Autodesk’splant, and manufacturing sectors. This team works closelywith product managers to run rapid prototypes and adapt environmental footprint and educating their fellow employees CEO Stafftechnology roadmaps; interacts directly with customers to on environmental sustainability. Green teams increasecollect requirements; helps the Autodesk Sales team provide Environmental Core Team Sustainability awareness of local recycling options, organize special eventssustainability solutions in ways that address customer needs; Team such as environmental video screenings and vendor fairs, and Travel Facilities Events ITand provides domain expertise to standards bodies and Project Project Project Project roll out sustainability initiatives such as community clean-ups, Team Team Team Team bike to work challenges, home electronic waste recyclingpolicy makers (see page 9 for more detail). drives, and communications about alternative commuteA dedicated team within our Corporate Real Estate, Facilities, Environmental Core Team possibilities. For example, employees at our site in Neuchâtel,and Travel group is focused on setting and implementing An Environmental Core Team institutes sustainability best Switzerland, collaborated with other businesses in the locala sustainability strategy to optimize the environmental practices throughout the company’s operations. The team commercial park to create a shared bus system, and theperformance of Autodesk operations. Our Environmental Core comprises senior leaders from across the business, including green team in San Rafael, California, collected garbage inTeam provides executive input and guidance to these efforts. facilities, real estate and travel, human resources, strategic a community cleanup event. We support these efforts andThe social aspects of sustainability—contributing to planning and operations, finance, legal, sales, marketing, IT, share results across the company through the sustainabilitycommunities worldwide, promoting ethical conduct and and each product division. section of our intranet.human rights, and providing employees an inclusive and Together, these executives are responsible for understandingengaging place to work—have been managed by different Environmental Policy the environmental impacts of our business; establishinggroups across the company. In the coming year, these priorities, goals, and plans for reducing these impacts; and In 2008, Autodesk CEO Carl Bass signed the Autodeskefforts will be integrated more closely with our sustainability promoting and reporting these efforts throughout the company. Environmental Policy, which outlines our high-levelstrategy, to reflect our longstanding commitment to enable sustainability commitments.both people and the planet to prosper.7 Autodesk Sustainability in Action—Progress Report FY2012
  8. 8. Products and SolutionsOur goal is to make sustainability easy, insightful, and cost-effective. We provide Manufacturingarchitects, designers, and engineers worldwide products and solutions to develop • Consumer productsbreakthrough designs and projects that use the planet’s resources more wisely. To • Automotive and aerospace • Industrial machineryaccelerate progress, we explore, develop, and share leading practices and expand • Building products and fabricatorsaccess to our tools broadly. Media and entertainment Architecture, engineering, andCustomers construction (buildings and utilities) • FilmAutodesk has capitalized on the emergence of mobile and • Televisioncloud computing to make its technology accessible to tens of • Building design/architecture • Gamesmillions of additional users worldwide. From children learning • Construction • Advertisingabout physics with the Autodesk® Tinkerbox™ game and • Fabricationartists creating with the Autodesk® SketchBook® application • MEP engineering Our Industry Strategy and Marketing and Sales divisionsto homeowners redesigning their spaces with Autodesk® • Owners and operators have accountability for customer research, feedback, andHomestyler® software and makers and tinkerers designing and • Building design/engineering relationship management. We offer products through singlesharing their finished projects with 123D and the Instructables® • Utilities and telecommunications purchase and subscription services with phone support forcommunity, individuals are using our consumer tools and • Systems integration frequently asked questions, as well as free online forumscommunities to unlock their creativity. In the last two years for customers to provide feedback and ask questions at any • Industry partnersalone, we’ve earned more than 50 million customers—and time. We offer consulting services on a fee-for-service basis.we intend to double that number in the next 12 months. Engineering, natural resources, An increasing number of our customers, in particular ourIn terms of our traditional audience of design professionals, and infrastructure largest accounts, request information about our sustainabilitywe serve the following industries and subindustries: offerings, both products and services. Some also show interest • Engineering service providers in our efforts to improve the environmental performance • Natural resources (metals, mining, oil, and gas) of our own operations, especially if we have done so using“ ith worldwide awareness about the importance of being W • Infrastructure (public and private transportation, Autodesk technology. We provide this information through smarter in how we utilize natural resources—sustainability land development, water, and wastewater) various channels, including customer briefings, Autodesk is at the forefront of how our customers are making University, focus groups, our Sustainable Design website, decisions. Done right—from the upfront planning stage documents such as this report, and responses to requests to construction and continuing throughout the asset’s lifecycle—decisions made with sustainability in mind save for proposal (RFPs). money over time while also extending valuable resources.” We anticipate that the number and extent of these requests — teve Duffett, Vice President, S will continue to grow, and sustainability will be an increasingly Americas AEC Sales, Autodesk important dimension of our engagement with customers.8 Autodesk Sustainability in Action—Progress Report FY2012
  9. 9. Sustainability Solutions Products • AutoCAD® Map 3D—Aggregate CAD, BIM, and GIS We offer a wide range of products that help customers drive data, including LIDAR, to better inform site selectionOur cross-company Sustainability Solutions strategy is and manage assets once built projects with sustainable outcomes.managed by a dedicated team within our Industry Strategy • Autodesk® Storm and Sanitary Analysis—Plan and designand Marketing division, with the involvement of domain drainage systems, storm sewers, and sanitary sewersexperts in sustainability issues across the building, Autodesk® Building Design Suite with comprehensive hydrology and hydraulic analysisinfrastructure, utilities, plant, and manufacturing sectors. provides tools to help design,This strategy promotes a combination of products and analyze, and visualize more • Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate—Identify wastefulservices that aim to make sustainability easy, insightful, innovative and energy-efficient conflicts and errors using model aggregation and projectand cost-effective. In many cases, Autodesk engages in building designs, including: simulationstrategic alliances with technology and consulting partners • Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler—Use conceptualto successfully build and deliver these offerings. • Autodesk® Revit® Architecture—Conduct sun path design for evaluation of new infrastructure proposals in simulation and cloud-based conceptual energy analysis* the context of the existing built and natural environment • Autodesk® Revit® MEP—Perform integrated heating and“ strongly believe Autodesk has a role to ensure we reduce I • Autodesk® Infrastructure Map Server—Share asset cooling load calculations and conceptual energy our environmental impact and create a better life for the information effectively to improve operational efficiency analysis* as a foundation for engineering-driven citizens on this planet. We make our contribution through calculations software products that allow our customers to make • Autodesk® Revit® Structure—Analyze design alternatives Autodesk® Product Design Suite sustainable decisions early in the design process. I can’t stress how important this is for our customers—it has and optimize the structure to minimize material use and provides designers and engineers become a business imperative.” waste a complete set of product design and visualization tools for Digital — mar Hanspal, Senior Vice President, Information A • Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design—Simulate natural and Prototyping, including: Modeling and Platform Products Group, Autodesk artificial daylighting • Autodesk® Navisworks® products—Perform model • Autodesk® Inventor®—Design, test, and validate aggregation and project simulation to help identify products with integrated product simulation tools,Building Information Modeling (BIM), an intelligent model– wasteful conflicts and errors including Eco Materials Adviser to access anbased design process, helps our customers in the building, authoritative source of materials property data frominfrastructure, utilities, and plant sectors integrate design, Granta Design and assign this data to your Inventorsimulation, and visualization into their workflows. This Autodesk® Infrastructure model, supporting product environmental analysisprovides greater insight on how to more efficiently use Design Suite provides tools toenergy, water, and land throughout the lifecycle of buildings support planning and design of • Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design—Create renderings andand infrastructure. sustainable infrastructure animations that help convey ideas to managers, explain projects, including: designs to manufacturers, and persuade customersDigital Prototyping (DP) solutions enable our manufacturingcustomers to explore the real-world performance of designs, • AutoCAD® Civil 3D®—Support environmental reporting,digitally. This helps them create more cost-effective and such as flood studies and due diligence for landsustainable designs that are optimized for energy, water, and development projectsmaterials use and that are easier to manufacture and recycleat end-of-life. Free products and services are subject to the terms of use that accompany them.*9 Autodesk Sustainability in Action—Progress Report FY2012
  10. 10. Autodesk® Factory Design Suite, • Autodesk® 123 D® Catch—Use photo-stitching to a 2D and 3D factory layout create 3 D models used in rapid energy modeling for “ ustainable thinking is no longer a ‘nice to have,’ it is a ‘must S and optimization solution, can existing buildings have.’ It’s an important aspect of competitive differentiation help users make better layout —it strengthens the relationship between our customers • Product Thermal Simulation—Compare simulations and their customers and it is reducing cost of ownership decisions by creating a digital of product thermal behavior over the product lifecycle for them.” model of their factory: • Auto Aerodynamics—Analyze the aerodynamic behavior — hristian Lang, Senior Director, C • Autodesk® Inventor®—Create intelligent 3D models of designs EMEA Manufacturing Sales, Autodesk of custom factory equipment • Okala Ecodesign Strategy app—Review sustainable • Autodesk® Navisworks® products—Explore factory design strategies by product lifecycle stage layouts with interactive 3D virtual walk-throughs • River Analysis—Compute water surface profiles for Explore Industry Solutions to learn how our customers • AutoCAD Architecture—Simulate movement and ® modeling rivers, bridges, culverts, spillways, levees, are using Autodesk solutions to address challenges flow of material through the factory floodplain and floodway delineations, stream diversions, and opportunities in areas such as sustainable building, channel improvements, and split flows infrastructure, utilities, plant, and manufacturing. View Customer Stories for detailed examples illustrating howOther tools with sustainability capabilities include: • Interactive Terrain Shaping—Pursue a holistic approach architects, designers, and engineers worldwide use Autodesk • Autodesk Green Building Studio —Perform cloud- ® ® to terrain shaping, moving from concept to completion software to transform how they design the world around us. based whole building energy analysis using the same model • Autodesk® Project Vasari—Conduct performance analysis in a conceptual modeling tool Services Autodesk as a Living Lab Autodesk offers various services to its customers and At Autodesk, we have a unique opportunity to explore • Autodesk® Ecotect® Analysis—Use interactive visual partners that support sustainability. innovative ways of using our solutions and those of our tools to study the impact of solar radiation, shading, and daylighting Autodesk Consulting provides best practices and top-level customers (such as LED lightbulbs, visual lighting sensors, expertise to help customers fully adopt and integrate electric vehicle charging stations, and other energy-efficient • Autodesk® Seek—Search for building product materials Autodesk technology for design innovation and business building technology) for sustainable design by applying them by environmental attributes such as insulation value operational excellence. This includes expertise in select to our own business and operations. This enables us to: and recycled content sustainability areas, including nascent techniques such as • Explore and enhance sustainability functionality in • Autodesk® Simulation Mechanical—Examine initial design rapid energy modeling for existing buildings. Our new our software and our customers’ solutions intent and accurately predict product performance with Consulting and System Integration (CSI) program provides • Better understand and address customer needs extensive finite element modeling tools executive-level consulting for major accounts through the • Develop new product workflows that help advance • Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow®—Use injection combined capabilities of Autodesk and its CSI partners. These molding simulation tools to validate and optimize plastic sustainability include consulting on BIM and DP process transformation parts, injection molds, and the injection molding process • Improve our own environmental performance and managed services in sustainable building, infrastructure, for manufacturing utilities, plant, and manufacturing issues. • Showcase how customers can use our solutions to • AutoCAD® Utility Design—Design distribution meet their own needs in sustainability infrastructure intelligently with built in design rules and validation engines, or create curbside electric vehicle charging stations10 Autodesk Sustainability in Action—Progress Report FY2012
  11. 11. Examples include our recent build-out of office space in the Companies participating in the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Solaris building in Singapore (see box at left) as well as our Program worldwide include the following: Leading Environmental Office Design in Singapore new 21,000-square-foot facility in Farnborough, UK. At the UK Tesla Motors uses Autodesk location, our design partner Morgan Lovell used Autodesk software to reinvent electric cars, In late 2009, Autodesk leased two-and-a-half stories solutions including AutoCAD and 3ds Max to design to LEED creating high-quality designs more and almost 56,000 square feet of unfinished office Commercial Interiors Gold and SKA Silver (a UK building quickly and efficiently. space in the new Solaris building in Singapore, certification scheme). Innovative features include reused becoming one of its first tenants. Working with materials from the old office, passive lighting techniques, Green Structures uses Autodesk Aedas Interiors, a leading international design and highly collaborative work spaces. software to transform how energy practice, and its design partners, Autodesk wanted systems are planned, designed, to demonstrate use of its own technology including constructed, maintained, and Building Information Modeling to design an energy- Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program operated. efficient, healthy interior space filled with daylight and The Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program, founded in clean air, and constructed from regionally sourced, 2009, supports the efforts, innovations, and environmental General Compression uses environmentally friendly materials. advancements of clean technology pioneers by providing Autodesk software to design and Aedas used Autodesk Revit Architecture software world-class software to design, visualize, and simulate their develop energy storage technology to visualize the real-world appearance and simulate groundbreaking ideas through the creation of digital models that enables wind generators to the performance and cost of the project. Revit and prototypes. Clean tech companies in North America, store and dispatch electricity to Architecture also helped Aedas collaborate with Europe, Israel, Japan, and Singapore that can benefit from customers on demand. the project’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing Autodesk solutions for Digital Prototyping are invited to (MEP) engineering consultants, who used Autodesk apply to the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program, which SunPods uses Autodesk software Revit MEP software. provides participants with up to US$150,000 worth of to design and manufacture modular software for only US$50 (€120,000* for only €50). With solar arrays, making solar power The Autodesk portion of the building, completed in digital prototypes, clean tech innovators can explore and more accessible and affordable. 2011, has achieved a 23 percent savings in energy communicate ideas, test multiple concepts, and accelerate costs and associated GHG emissions per square foot improvements, while reducing potentially costly errors. APTwater uses Autodesk software versus comparable buildings in the region. Autodesk to optimize space and materials also recently purchased renewable energy certificates use for its water treatment, waste- from 3Degrees, which will help Autodesk offset 100 Novoflow is committed to making more clean water reuse, and environmental percent or more of its energy usage in the new office remediation technologies. water available space, while supporting renewable energy investment through efficient and in the region. The facility achieved LEED Platinum eco-friendly filtration Learn more about the Autodesk Commercial Interiors certification and BCA Green with help from the Clean Tech Partner Program. Mark Platinum certification in 2012. Learn more about Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program. the Solaris project.Value is based on up to five commercial licenses of each application.*11 Autodesk Sustainability in Action—Progress Report FY2012
  12. 12. Sustainable Design Education The Autodesk Sustainable Design Curriculum helps teachers Access to Technology incorporate BIM techniques and technology for sustainableIn industries from consumer goods and transportation to design into their classrooms and studios. The curriculum uses For 30 years, Autodesk has been making design technologyarchitecture, utilities, and urban planning, designers and Autodesk software and includes an instructor guide, student more accessible to more people worldwide. Our approachengineers are being asked to deliver more sustainable workbook, data sets, and videos. It is available in Chinese, is threefold:products and projects. Students can be better prepared with English, German, Italian, Japanese, and Korean. • Product innovationsthe skills for tomorrow’s workplace by incorporating the • Free and discounted softwareprinciples of sustainability into their class projects today. The Autodesk BIM Workshop helps architecture, engineering, • Education and construction management students learn BIM sustainableAutodesk offers educational tools and resources to help design practices along with integrated project deliverystudents and educators learn and teach sustainable design concepts. The interactive site offers extensive learning Product Innovationsand its application across many industries. These include: materials, videos, and exercises, as well as comprehensive We revolutionized drafting by bringing AutoCAD to theAutodesk Sustainability Workshop is a free online resource teaching tools that provide students with a strong focus personal computer—instead of requiring a supercomputer.that teaches principles and practice of sustainability in on sustainable and conceptual design. More recently, Autodesk has used the iOS and Androidengineering and design. Using short, engaging videos as well platforms coupled with the cloud’s vast computing power Autodesk also fosters sustainability education through to provide tens of millions of consumers and companiesas case studies and tutorials, the Sustainability Workshop collaboration with leading organizations and governments. access to our high-performance visualization, simulation,illustrates how students can easily put complex concepts into In our work with China’s Ministry of Education, Autodesk design, and collaboration technologies. Examples includepractice with Digital Prototyping and Building Information is helping to shift engineering practices throughout the SketchBook, 123D Catch, AutoCAD® WS web service andModeling (BIM). Since launch in 2010, more than 350,000 country by training faculty on Autodesk software and best the Autodesk® Inventor® Publisher Mobile Viewer app.people have experienced the Sustainability Workshop. practices that enable sustainable design. As part of thisAcademic institutions worldwide, such as Hongik University agreement, Autodesk has jointly set up Centers of Excellence Free and Discounted Softwarein South Korea, University of Calgary in Canada, and and design centers in universities throughout China and Free and discounted versions of Autodesk software furtherUniversity of California-Berkeley in the United States have founded a student design community to support teacher extend the reach of our products.integrated the materials into their classes. Students have and student interaction.incorporated our strategies on projects ranging from designing Professionals—Professionals can use select Autodesk tools atgreener consumer products such as cell phones, laptop We fuel students’ passions outside the classroom as well no cost in technology preview mode, made available throughcomputers, cars, and an eco-refrigerator, to developing by sponsoring sustainable design competitions, such as the Autodesk Labs. A number of these include sustainabilitymodels for net-zero energy buildings. Based on this initiative, Shell Eco-marathon, which challenges students to design, features, such as Project Vasari, Autodesk Seek, and ProjectAutodesk was rated #6 on Fast Company’s 2011 Most build, and test energy-efficient vehicles—and see which can Galileo Online in architecture, engineering, and construction,Innovative Companies in Education. go the farthest using the least energy. The Solar Decathlon and Project Falcon and Project Simulus in manufacturing. challenges students worldwide to design an attractive and Autodesk also sells Autodesk® SketchBook®, AutoCAD LT®,Through the Autodesk Education Community, students energy-efficient solar-powered house.and educators can access more than 35 titles of Autodesk and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ software, all of which havesoftware for free*, including many that feature functionality higher-priced, more capable peer products. The Autodeskspecifically designed to help students better assess the Assistance Program (AAP) helps out-of-work professionals, asenvironmental impact of their designs. Autodesk also offers well as students, increase their knowledge and expand theirspecially priced software bundles to IT departments of skills to prepare for entry or re-entry into the job market.educational institutions, and to students who want thebenefits of software ownership. Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license and services agreement that accompanies the software.* The software is for personal use for educational purposes and is not intended for classroom or lab use.12 Autodesk Sustainability in Action—Progress Report FY2012
  13. 13. Students—Through the Autodesk Education Community, economies provide faculty and students with digital design Public Policywe provide students and educators free access to the latest tools, multidisciplinary and project-based curricula, andversions of more than 35 titles of Autodesk software. Since high-end facilities needed to address new design challenges. At Autodesk, we participate in the public policy debate toinception in 2006, more than 4.2 million students and Each COE is customized to meet the needs of students and advance innovation, sustainability, and economic growth.educators, from over 20,000 institutions, have registered. customers in that region. Our Government Affairs team and other key companyStudents have downloaded more than 7.2 million licenses of representatives engaged with government officials, nonprofit Autodesk also works closely with industry-leading organizationsAutodesk software, including 3.5 million in the last 12 months. organizations, think tanks, and other entities during fiscal in the area of sustainability education to extend our reachSoftware donations through this program and AAP (see year 2012 to advance sustainability principles, especially with to students and educators. Partners include Engineers for aabove) had a value of billions of dollars in fiscal year 2012. regard to infrastructure development, and to support policies Sustainable World, American Society of Engineering Educators,Clean tech innovators—The Autodesk Clean Tech Partner and the Industrial Designers Society of America. Through that help reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gasProgram supports the innovative efforts of companies these collaborations we support student project teams emissions. To this end, Autodesk has recently:addressing environmental challenges by enabling them to using Autodesk software and help students understand how • Briefed and provided advice to U.S. congressional,purchase software at a dramatically reduced price. We also to integrate sustainable design strategies into their work. administration, and agency officials and policy makerswork with leading clean tech investors, governments, and We’ve led numerous workshops, webcasts and conference about the environmental benefits gained through the useothers to promote the industry. See more detail on page 11. sessions highlighting the importance of sustainability in of Digital Prototyping and Building Information Modeling engineering education. software for infrastructure design and constructionCustomers in emerging economies—Autodesk sells older • Worked with industry organizations to drive the scopeversions of mainstream products at deep discounts in some We also partner with education-focused organizations to and direction of programs and standards for carbonemerging countries. We also have a policy to adjust our provide them access to Autodesk technology. These include accounting and disclosure of information technologypricing in all emerging markets to align with purchasing FIRST Robotics, VEX Robotics, Project Lead the Way, Formula energy usepower, based on a combination of per capita gross domestic Student, Intel Computer Clubhouse, and many others.product and salary data for architects and engineers. • Briefed Information Technology and Innovation Read more about our initiatives to enhance sustainable Foundation delegations on the latest developmentsCommunity organizations—Through the Community design education on page 12. in building energy analysis technologiesRelations program, Autodesk donates products to • Worked with the World Resources Institute and Rockyorganizations focused on the arts, education, environment,and health and human services. In fiscal year 2012, we donated Accessibility Mountain Institute to provide government officials with expert data and analysis regarding building energysoftware worth nearly $1.1 million to community efforts Autodesk recognizes the importance of Section 508 of the efficiency technology and related policy alternativesincluding multiple projects for Habitat for Humanity, Rehabilitation Act, which requires that U.S. federal agencies’rebuilding in the wake of disasters (such as the Japan tsunami electronic and information technology is accessible to people Autodesk does not have a political action committee andand earthquake), set design for theaters, and as prizes with motor, vision, or other impairments. thus does not contribute to U.S. federal elections. Thefor competitions in the engineering and architecture fields. See links to Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates company did not make contributions to U.S. state elections (VPATs) for all major Autodesk products. These detail the in fiscal year 2012. See historical data on page 5.Education accessibility features of Autodesk products and helpIn addition to product donations to students and educators government customers determine their own compliance.(see above), Autodesk has numerous initiatives that provideaccess to technology and design education. Our Centers ofExcellence (COEs) in China, India, and other emerging13 Autodesk Sustainability in Action—Progress Report FY2012
  14. 14. Carbon FootprintWe implement best practices to consistently measure and reduce Autodesk’scarbon footprint, focusing on our areas of greatest impact. Over the past five Scope of Footprintyears, we have dramatically improved our management systems and become Autodesk follows the Greenhouse Gas Protocol for carbon measurement and reporting. Our carbonmore carbon-efficient. footprint process has earned recognition by the Carbon Disclosure Project and various sociallyAutodesk increased revenue 14 percent in fiscal year 2012 See the following pages for more detail about our progress responsible investment indexes.compared to fiscal year 2011, while reducing absolute in each of our main activity areas: employee travel, facilities, As part of our commitment to model sustainabilitygreenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 1.4 percent during that major events, and IT operations/data centers. best practices, Autodesk includes a broad range ofperiod. Our footprint is 28 percent lower in absolute terms business activities in our footprint, including Scope View Autodesk’s Carbon Disclosure Project submissionsthan the base year, fiscal year 2009. 3 emissions. While we don’t have direct control over for additional detail about our approach and calculationDuring fiscal year 2012, Autodesk’s CO2e emissions decreased methodologies in this area, as well as our assessment of these emissions, they would not exist without ourby 11 percent per employee and decreased by 3 percent per climate-related risks and opportunities for our company. business activities or purchases. By including them,1,000 active square feet, compared to the prior year. we are better able to understand how our business activities affect our vendors’ carbon footprints. We work to use our influence to reduce our vendors’GHG Emissions, by Activity GHG Emissions Intensity (Metric Tons CO2e) impact on the environment. See page 3 for a(Thousand Metric Tons CO2e) breakdown of emissions that aligns with the 50 3.0 Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Value Chain100 IT Operations/ Per 1,000 Active (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard. Data Centers Square Feet80 Sales Fleet 40 Per Million Autodesk reports emissions from electricity it Major US$ Revenue purchases as Scope 2. In leasing situations in which Conferences Per Employee the landlord purchases the electricity we use,60 Facilities 30 Per $ Relative Autodesk lacks operational control, so includes Employee Contribution these emissions as Scope 3. to World GDP 2.5 Commute40 20 Business Bureau Veritas verified Autodesk’s Scope 1 and Travel Scope 2 GHG emissions inventory and provided Supply Chain 10 methodological assurance for the complete inventory20 for fiscal year 2012. See the verification statement. 0 0 2.0 FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012 FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY201214 Autodesk Sustainability in Action—Progress Report FY2012
  15. 15. We also help our customers and their customers decrease by Activity graph on page 14, although these activities are FacilitiesGHG emissions through the use of our products. See page 9 combined in the Business Travel Line on page 3).for detail. Autodesk strives to reduce the environmental footprint of our In fiscal year 2012, non-conference business travel resulted facilities. We focus foremost on GHG emissions due to energy in 21,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) use since it has the most significant impact. In fiscal year 2012,Setting a GHG Emissions Reduction emissions, 35 percent of the total Autodesk carbon footprint energy use in our facilities resulted in 13,700 metric tons of and 11 percent more than the prior year, largely due to CO2e emissions, 22 percent of the total Autodesk carbonGoal Using C-Fact increased sales activity. This total is 23 percent lower than footprint and a 25 percent reduction compared to the priorIn 2010, Autodesk devised a unique approach to developing our base year (fiscal year 2009) and includes emissions from year. See page 3 for detailed energy data.targets to reduce GHG emissions. Our Corporate-Finance air travel and ground transportation such as rental cars.Approach to Climate-stabilizing Targets (C-FACT) methodologycalls for companies to reduce GHG emissions in line with We ask our travel vendors for information about theirglobal scientific and policy climate stabilization targets, and environmental performance—such as jet fuel efficiencyin proportion to companies’ relative contribution to the from our preferred airline partners, hybrid vehicle availabilityeconomy, measured by gross domestic product. from our car rental and leasing vendors, and environmental commitments, green cleaning, and sustainable tourismIf all companies were to adopt and follow this approach, private certifications from our preferred hotel vendors. This helpssector emissions would be on track to help stabilize the us define requirements in our requests for proposal andclimate by 2050. Autodesk has made this methodology open make decisions that will reduce our environmental impact.source so that other companies can adopt and build upon it. While we encourage vendors to improve their own efficiency,We are committed to following this approach through 2020. the most direct way we can reduce emissions from travel isAutodesk will publish the annual target derived from this by reducing travel itself. To do so, we have made significantmethodology and our performance against that target investments in virtual collaboration technologies. Theseeach year. In fiscal year 2012, Autodesk created a sustainability strategy include 22 Telepresence systems, more than 50 Roundtable for its facilities. We conducted tenant assessments at theWe exceeded our fiscal year 2012 target as identified by our systems, and company-wide webcam conferencing options. company’s 18 largest sites covering areas such as energy use,C-FACT methodology to reduce absolute emissions by 15.8 We are rolling out extensive training and support programs resource use, water consumption, waste generation, andpercent compared to our fiscal year 2009 baseline, by to encourage employees to use these tools. space utilization to identify new opportunities for efficiencyachieving a 28 percent decrease. Our fiscal year 2013 target In 2011, Autodesk implemented campaigns to educate in our offices. We are prioritizing initiatives for the nextis a 19.3 percent absolute reduction from our baseline. We will employees about GHG emissions caused by business travel. several years and will report progress in the future.continue to pursue reduction initiatives to achieve future We communicate emissions and alert travelers whentargets. Learn more about C-FACT. Our efforts also extend to new facilities. We target green videoconferencing options are available for their destination buildings during site selection, and employ sustainable at the time of travel ticketing. features when constructing new workplaces or renovatingEmployee Travel We also offer an employee web portal that aims to increase existing ones. As a result, we have been awarded LEED awareness and use of travel-saving virtual collaboration certifications at eight of our facilities (four rated Platinum,As a global company, employee travel is vital to our business. technologies. On the portal executive videos encourage two Gold, and two Certified) and five more certifications areOur most common purposes for business travel are meetings employees to save a million minutes of productivity, a in progress. The facilities certified as of the end of fiscal yearwith customers, partners, and fellow employees, as well as million dollars from avoided travel, and a million pounds 2012 represent 19 percent of our total square footage ofevents (Autodesk reports emissions from event-related travel of CO2e emissions. building space.separately from regular business travel in the GHG Emissions,15 Autodesk Sustainability in Action—Progress Report FY2012