Okta Emissions Inventory Results – FY20

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Below are the results of our first Greenhouse Gas emissions study for our fiscal year ended January 31, 2020 (FY20). We utilized a third-party consultant, who conducted the analysis in accordance with  applicable standards from the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol. More information regarding the GHG Protocol and definitions for Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions can be found here.

We employ third party cloud infrastructure to run our operations and do not own or operate any colocation data centers. Our cloud storage provider currently sources more than 50% renewable energy and has publicly committed to increasing this to 100% by 2025. We will consider our strategic use of data centers as we set our energy and emissions goals and strategies.


Okta Emissions Inventory Results – FY20

Emissions category


Percent of calculated total

Scope 1



Scope 2, Location-based1



Scope 2, Market-based1



Scope 32







1 The GHG Protocol requires that companies use two methods for Scope 2 reporting. The location-based method reflects the average emissions intensity of grids on which energy consumption occurs (using mostly grid-average emission factor data).  The market-based method reflects emissions from electricity that companies have purposefully chosen.

2 Scope 3 emissions only include business travel emissions and emissions from our cloud service provider. It does not include emissions from other Scope 3 categories.

3 Total emissions include Scope 1, Scope 2 – Market-Based, and Scope 3.