Salesforce, Inc. is an American cloud-based software company. It provides customer relationship management (CRM) software and applications focused on sales, customer service, marketing automation, analytics, and application development.
Salesforce is headquartered in San Francisco in the Salesforce Tower. Salesforce has international offices in Hong Kong, Israel, and Sydney.
The company was founded in 1999 by former Oracle executive Marc Benioff, together with Parker Harris, Dave Moellenhoff, and Frank Dominguez as a software as a service (SaaS) company. Initial funding for the company came from Larry Ellison and Halsey Minor.
In 2021, the global leader in CRM, announced that it is a Net Zero company across its full value chain and has achieved 100% renewable energy for its operations. Salesforce developed emissions reductions strategies across Scope 1, 2 and 3 in four key categories—work from anywhere, infrastructure, business travel, and supply chain.
Salesforce is also unveiling Sustainability Cloud 2.0 to accelerate customers’ path to Net Zero, empowering organizations to track and reduce their carbon emissions and become a sustainable business. New innovations include Slack-First Sustainability for better collaboration with suppliers, a carbon-offset ecosystem, and industry specific climate action plans.
Salesforce today has net zero emissions and has been voluntarily reporting on its greenhouse gas emissions since fiscal year 2012. Since that time, the company has continued to increase the scope of its climate action strategy by actively engaging policymakers, peers, partners, suppliers, and customers to accelerate towards a collective net zero goal.
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