Autodesk’s mission is to help people imagine design and create a better world. The company is a leader in 3D design technology, helping engineers, architects and designers bring their designs to life. With 100 locations in 42 countries — each staffing approximately 7,500 employees — Autodesk’s carbon footprint is a major issue. Ben Thompson, the brand’s Sustainable Business Program Manager, has spearheaded the company’s longterm greenhouse gas reduction target. But launching toward an 85% greenhouse gas reduction by 2050 is quite the task. “We have an annual target of about 4% reduction year on year,” Thompson says of the company’s greenhouse gas emissions. “As a result, we are very focused on how we can save our environmental impacts and reduce carbon. We work with our facilities managers to try to examine what the best opportunities for savings are given the unique operating scenarios of each location.”

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