MathWorks encourages careful and responsible stewardship of the environment at work and home. We support environmental sustainability through programs focused on recycling, improvements in energy efficiency, resource management, and facilities design.
As part of our commitment to become carbon neutral by 2023, MathWorks has an ongoing waste reduction and energy-conservation program in our offices to reduce our carbon footprint. Recent building projects at our UK office and at our corporate headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, emphasized environmental sustainability. Sustainable building features include lighting systems and solar panels designed to save energy and reduce emissions, electric car charging stations in renovated parking facilities, low-emission building materials, and smart building management systems. Efforts in our business operations have focused on reducing waste in kitchens, copy rooms, and cafeterias.
The MathWorks UK office has installed water conservation features, including rainwater irrigation tanks and a rooftop rainwater harvesting system, to cut water usage by up to 30%.
Staff Awareness Programs
GreenWorkers, an employee resource group, promotes events to increase awareness of and share best practices on energy-saving devices, conservation strategies, and commuting alternatives such as carpooling, public transportation, and bike-to-work days.
MathWorks has a range of recycling programs in place in our facilities and continues to seek opportunities to expand their scope. We currently recycle office supplies including paper, printer cartridges, and batteries, and actively seek suppliers who utilize reclaimed or recycled materials. In addition, the company sponsors electronics recycling events where tons of personal and business equipment—ranging from computers to cell phones to televisions—are donated for recycling and reuse.
MathWorks is proud to support Mass Audubon. In addition to their efforts to advocate for the environment, Mass Audubon also maintains more than 60 wildlife sanctuaries and hundreds of miles of trails throughout the commonwealth.
To encourage local, environmentally sustainable food production practices that are mutually beneficial to farmers and shareholders alike, MathWorks also partners with a local farm to bring their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to our Natick campus.