KnowBe4's Commitment to Sustainability

KnowBe4 takes environmental responsibility seriously, and is committed to sustainability for the good of our customers, the good of our staff, and the good of the planet. While KnowBe4 has a lower than average carbon footprint due to the nature of our business, we recognize that our operations do have an impact on the environment, and know that we can lower our footprint even further. To that end, we are working towards net zero carbon emissions and zero waste in our operations.

Our Commitments

  1. To achieve net zero carbon emissions across our business by 2040 — 10 years ahead of the United Nations’ Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
  2. To increase our use of clean, renewable energy to at least 25% for all of our offices globally by 2025. 
  3. To reach an overall annual average waste diversion rate of 80% from landfill, incineration (WTE), or the environment by Q2 2022 and 90% by Q2 2023.

“Climate change and the health of our environment impacts every living thing on this planet. At KnowBe4 we embrace extreme ownership, and this includes extreme ownership of our environment. From the very top to the bottom of our Organizational Chart, we are engaged in doing the right things to help protect our planet. We don’t just do the big things, like committing to net zero carbon by 2040 and net zero waste. We do the little things too, like neighborhood clean-ups and composting our breakroom coffee grinds. Environmental responsibility is not just our company stance, it is our culture; it is who we are.”

- Lael, Director of Facility Services & Sustainability

2020 Greenhouse Gas (GHS) Inventory

We have established our Scope 1 & 2 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory 2020 baseline and will continue to measure our GHG inventory annually with plans to add Scope 3 measurements beginning for year 2022. See the report summary here.



2020 Emissions


Scope 1

Space Heating &
Fugitive Refrigerants

39 mtCO2e

Estimated based on site characteristics

Scope 2

Purchased Electricity, District Heating

1,341 mtCO2e

12 firm-wide facilities

Scope 3

Employee Commuting (Remote Employees)

390 mtCO2e

Majority of staff worked remote from March - December 2020

Scope 1+2 Total


1,380 mtCO2e


Scope 1+2+3 Total


1,770 mtCO2e



Keep Us Accountable

View reports that summarize the progress we’ve made on our sustainability goals.

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report (Summary)
Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report

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Zero Waste Plan
Zero Waste Plan

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Environmentally Preferred Purchasing Policy - Summary
Environmentally Preferred Purchasing (EPP) Policy Summary

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Sustainability Policy Summary

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Engaged Staff

Sustainability-Engaged-StaffSee how our employees are dedicated to creating a more sustainable future!

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