CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Sustainable Transportation and Shipping
In addition to setting high standards for sustainable manufacturing practices, Teradata conserves resources in the way our products are packaged and shipped.
In 2007, Teradata logged 280,000 miles on the highways of America delivering our product to our customers' data centers. All shipments were ground-based; Teradata did not ship any products to U.S. customers by air.
Teradata has worked with our manufacturing suppliers to implement further environmentally friendly programs regarding Teradata equipment, including the reuse of crates and pallets, the recycling of other shipping materials (such as cardboard and plastic), and the use of bulk reusable packaging for drives, controllers and drive modules for use with Teradata systems — reducing packaging waste by up to 45%.
Starting in 1999, Teradata technical manuals are no longer printed and shipped with products, but instead available as electronic print-on-demand documents. Instead of shipping the equivalent of 1,005 trees' worth of paper annually, we now ship around 25.