Environmental Sustainability

We believe that doing the right thing for the environment drives our growth. We believe in human rights, sustainable business practices and responsible sourcing. We promote corporate sustainability not only within our own operations, but also with our partners and supply chain.

Sustainability at Veritas Empowered

Our SAVE (Sustainability at Veritas Empowered) ERG is an employee-led sustainability programme that supports Veritas' commitment to the environment. Our SAVE Teams are located at various Veritas sites around the world and support local initiatives to increase environmental awareness and engagement among Veritas employees.

Supply chain sustainability

Veritas promotes responsible operation not only in our own operations, but also throughout our supply chain. Veritas’ global supply chain, which includes activities related to the manufacturing and transportation of Veritas’ physical products, contains six Tier 1 suppliers. Our oversight includes the sourcing of raw materials as well as the selection and management of suppliers that assemble and ship our packaged products. We are committed to manufacturing and fulfilling products that meet the demand of our customers and partners with a strong focus on quality, corporate social responsibility and operational efficiencies.

Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)

In 2016 Veritas joined the RBA. Veritas has voluntarily adopted the Respo‑nsible Business Alliance (RBA) Code of Conduct and subsequently applied the code to our supply chain and some of our Tier 1 suppliers. More recently, Veritas qualified as a regular member of the RBA.

The RBA Code of Conduct is a set of standards on social, environmental and ethical issues in the electronics industry supply chain. The standards set out in the Code of Conduct reference international norms and standards including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ILO International Labour Standards, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, ISO and SA standards, and many more.

The RBA code outlines Veritas' expectations regarding labour conditions and the protection of labour rights, prohibits child labour and forced or compulsory labour, and promotes environmental and ethical practices by our suppliers.


RBA Code Provisions

The RBA contains provisions to address performance in the following areas:


  • Freely chosen employment
  • Young workers
  • Working hours
  • Wages and benefits
  • Humane treatment
  • Non-discrimination
  • Freedom of association

Health and safety

  • Occupational safety
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Occupational injury and illness
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Physically demanding work
  • Machine safeguarding
  • Sanitation, food and housing
  • Health and safety communication


  • Environmental permits and reporting
  • Pollution prevention and resource reduction
  • Hazardous substances
  • Wastewater and solid waste
  • Air emissions
  • Material restrictions
  • Storm water management
  • Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions


  • Business integrity
  • No improver advantage
  • Disclosure of information
  • Intellectual property
  • Fair business, advertisement and competition
  • Protection of identity and non-retaliation
  • Responsible sourcing of minerals
  • Privacy


Management systems

  • Company commitment
  • Legal and customer requirement
  • Performance objectives with implementation plan and measures
  • Training
  • Worker feedback and participation
  • Corrective action process


Through this industry collaborative effort, we expect to obtain the following benefits:

  • Improved working conditions where workers are treated with dignity and respect
  • Benchmarking best practices for supply-chain implementation in our industry
  • Increased efficiency and less duplication of efforts (suppliers can concentrate on driving change and improvement instead of responding to different customer-audit requests)
  • Industry-wide stakeholder engagement
  • Greater industry alignment and understanding of best practices

Supply Chain Code of Conduct

Our Procurement Code of Conduct, which is closely aligned with the RBA Code of Conduct, continues as Veritas' code of conduct for the rest of our supply chain.

Human rights

At Veritas, we work to preserve and uphold human rights throughout our company and our supply chain. We have a zero-tolerance policy for forced labour, slavery, child labour and human trafficking, as outlined in our Human Rights Policy, the RBA Code of Conduct and the United Nations Global Compact.

On 26 March 2015, the Modern Slavery Act 2015 was passed into law in the United Kingdom. This law requires companies to publish a formal statement of how they are preventing human trafficking and slavery in their supply chains.

  • Veritas U.K. Modern Slavery Act Statement for fiscal year 2018 can be found here
  • Veritas Amended U.K. Modern Slavery Act Statement for fiscal year 2017 can be found here
  • Veritas U.K. Modern Slavery Act Statement for fiscal year 2016 can be found here

Veritas also complies with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 which requires retail sellers and manufacturers with annual worldwide gross receipts over $100 million doing business in the state of California to publicly disclose their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chains. Veritas' statement for the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act can be found here: Veritas Statement California Transparency Supply Chain Act.

Veritas has a zero-tolerance policy and expects all employees and contractors to be aware of the implications of violating any aspect of human-trafficking related activities. Employees and contractors can report potential violations of this policy to Veritas EthicsLine.

Conflict minerals

The US Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") adopted a rule under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that requires companies to disclose whether the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture contain conflict minerals that originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or other Covered Countries. We support the aims and objectives of the US legislation on the supply of conflict minerals as stated in our Veritas Conflict Minerals Policy.

To underscore this commitment, we have also:

  • communicated this policy to our suppliers;
  • engaged with the Responsible Business Alliance (“RBA”); and
  • developed a comprehensive due diligence process that is in line with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals From Conflict Affected and High-Risk Areas.


Veritas’ approach to addressing conflict minerals issues in our supply chain aligns with the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), led by the RBA and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative. We require our suppliers to complete the CFSI’s Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT), which identifies the mineral country of origin and the smelters and refiners utilised. The Template also facilitates the identification of new smelters and refiners that should undergo an independent third-party audit to verify that they are “conflict-free”.

For more information please visit our Veritas Conflict Minerals Report.

For more on our conflict minerals due diligence process, please see our Veritas Conflict Minerals Report.

Supplier Diversity

At Veritas, we believe that supplier diversity is a distinct business advantage that supports economic growth in the communities we serve, and reflects another way we offer value to our customers. As part of our Supplier Diversity programme, we actively track our supply base and monitor progress towards our company spending goals. We also participate in various activities of outreach, engagement and instruction with our current and prospective suppliers, including through supplier mailings, mentoring, attendance at national and regional conferences, and awareness campaigns. For more on this programme, please refer to our website.

ENERGY STAR certified products

Our partnership

ENERGY STAR® is a voluntary energy efficiency programme launched by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and managed by the EPA and U.S. Department of Energy to help save money and protect the environment. Products that earn the ENERGY STAR® certification prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines. In 2016 Veritas partnered voluntarily with the EPA to design products that meet the high standards of its ENERGY STAR programme.

As an ENERGY STAR partner, one of Veritas´ product energy efficiency goals is to qualify its new enterprise server and storage products to the ENERGY STAR programme criteria. We have set up a process to ensure all new products scheduled to launch will meet Energy Star requirements.

Why does ENERGY STAR® certification matter?

ENERGY STAR®-qualified products and practices help save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and the US Department of Energy.

Energy Star certified computer servers use, on average, approximately 30% less energy than standard servers when power management is enabled. If all computer servers sold in the United States were Energy Star certified, the cost savings would grow to over $1 billion each year and more than 18 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented, equivalent to the emissions of over 1.7 million vehicles.

Up to 3% of all U.S. electricity powers data centres according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Some energy savings are realised with power-saving “stand-by” modes, efficient cooling systems and by using ENERGY STAR compliant equipment.

A direct way to save energy in a data centre is to reduce the hardware footprint. To get an idea of the possible energy savings, Veritas did a calculation on consolidating six NetBackup 5230 Appliances, each with 112 TB of storage on a single Flex appliance. Here is what our team discovered.

Veritas Energy Star certified products

For a list of Veritas' ENERGY STAR certified servers and storage products, please visit:

ENERGY STAR certified Veritas enterprise servers

ENERGY STAR certified Veritas data centre storage products

Learn more about the ENERGY STAR programme at https://www.energystar.gov

Find out what it takes to become ENERGY STAR certified! https://www.energystar.gov/products/how-product-earns-energy-star-label

Product Recycling Programmes

By reusing and recycling electronic equipment, we extend its useful life and reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill. Refurbishment and reuse is especially important for electronics and other e-waste because they often contain metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, gold and silver, which have multiple significant environmental impacts – from their initial mining to potential environmental contamination if they are not recycled or disposed of properly.

Veritas prioritises opportunities to reuse spare parts and relocate old inventory to avoid the purchase of new equipment. Equipment that has reached the end of its useful life is sent to responsible vendors for proper recycling. These vendors offer services such as hardware retrieval, asset tag and identifier removal, sorting, and environmentally responsible data wiping, cleaning and destruction procedures.

Veritas participates in a variety of take-back for recycling programmes for our appliances which vary depending on local regulations. For more information on collection and recycling in your area, visit the Veritas WEEE Compliance and Battery Recycling website.

Product compliance

Environmental Declarations of Compliance

Veritas is committed to providing products and services that meet and exceed international standards and achieve continual improvement. We are committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations including the European Packaging Directive, the European Batteries Directive, European Union Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, the European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, the European Union Packaging Directive, the European Union Batteries Directive, REACH (Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) Regulation, China RoHS.

Appliance Regulatory Compliance Datasheets

Appliance Regulatory Certificates

Regulatory Model VER5000WF (5340), Access 3340, Flex 5340
Regulatory Model SYM5000 (5230 & 5330)
Regulatory Model VER5000W (5240)

For questions regarding documentation please contact regulatory.compliance@veritas.com.

Veritas committed to supporting SDGs

To further our work towards promoting and implementing environmental sustainability initiatives within our operations and throughout our supply chain, we support the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):