Decarbonizing MathWorks

A sustainable future requires action to address the effects of climate change. That’s why MathWorks is committed to decarbonizing our operations.

We will achieve this by setting aggressive goals in three areas.

Continuously improving efficiency

Supporting renewable energy

Supporting carbon removal projects


MathWorks has made significant progress toward reducing our carbon footprint. Following are some activities that support this effort.

Support for Carbon Removal Projects

MathWorks purchases carbon credits from the Arbor Day Foundation, in support of the GreenTrees ACRE (Advanced Carbon Restored Ecosystem) project located in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, to offset our Scope 1 and a portion of our Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions. We plan to partner with the Arbor Day Foundation to sponsor additional reforestation activities.

Renewable Energy

MathWorks constructed the first solar array at our Apple Hill campus in 2008 and over the next decade added six more onsite arrays; together, these now generate over 2,000 MWh annually. MathWorks is also part of a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) in which we’ve made a 12-year commitment to annually purchase 50,000 MWh of electricity and the associated RECs from the 25 Mile Creek Wind Project located in Ellis County, Oklahoma.

Efficient Buildings

Over 65% of MathWorks square footage is in the Natick campuses. In Natick and where possible in other locations,  MathWorks has invested heavily in energy-efficient building components and systems, including:

  • High-performance building materials
  • Automation for building HVAC and lighting systems
  • Fault detection and diagnostics software, based on MATLAB®, that continuously analyzes thousands of building data points to optimize efficiency
  • Low-flow fixtures, rainwater capture for irrigation, and other water reduction measures

EV Charging

On the Natick campuses, MathWorks has equipped 114 parking spaces with access to free EV chargers. Chargers can fully charge a typical electric vehicle in four hours. MathWorks also offsets all of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with these chargers.

Recycling and Waste

MathWorks Natick campuses recycle 40% of all waste. All non-recycled waste is sent to a waste-to-energy facility, where it helps fuel energy production. 

Bike Share

Complimentary bikes are available for carbon-free travel between MathWorks Natick campuses, along a local bike trail.

MathWorks has long pursued sustainability projects as part of its mission, and I am passionate about decarbonizing MathWorks.

— Jack Little, CEO