What do you get when you combine a passion for statistics with a commitment to social responsibility? You get the JMP Ecosystem Restoration Initiative. Or if that’s too much of a mouthful, you can call it Data for Green

Long story short: For years, SAS has striven to make environmentally sustainable and socially responsible business decisions. As a SAS company, JMP has been watching our own footprint pretty closely. So when we heard the United Nations' recent rallying call to protect and restore the world’s ecosystems, we were compelled to answer. 

JMP is joining the UN’s Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, and we hope you will too. “Over the next ten years, every action counts. Every single day. Every country, company, organization and individual have a role to play.” That powerful statement is from the UN Decade website. 

We’re excited to do our part, and we’re inviting current – and future – JMP users to join us. Are you ready to commit to a decade of sustainability practices?

Here's our three-part plan


Data is power. But not if it sits unexplored with its mysteries unsolved. That’s not a problem for us – we’re exploring data every day. And as part of our Ecosystem Restoration Initiative, we’ll be digging into our company’s travel, energy use, carbon footprint and consumption data to identify changes JMP can implement.

We’ll also be inviting other organizations to explore their own data. Not sure where to start? Begin with the “Getting Started with JMP” webinar. To ensure that you understand the nuances of what you’re seeing and to sharpen your statistical skills, take our free “Statistical Thinking” course. And top it off with whichever “Mastering JMP” webinars you need to be completely up to speed in your approach to dynamic data analysis.


As a SAS company, we are proud of the actions SAS has already taken toward a greener, more sustainable world. And we endorse every step SAS takes toward carbon neutrality.

JMP is also using our data to take a hard look at our ecological footprint. Once we’ve audited our travel, events, marketing programs and more, we will make data-driven decisions that foster our own sustainable practices.

We’ll also work with green vendors at every opportunity, align with corporations that are committed to restoration, and assist learning institutions and non-profits with their green initiatives.

Knowing what your organization is doing well – and knowing what could be improved upon – is only the first step. What will you do with what you learn? How can you implement environmentally friendly practices? 


We believe that by amplifying our voices we can multiply the number of people working toward change. 

Start by making sure people within your own organization understand your analyses and endorse your actions. We’ll share our confidential data on our intranet, of course, but we’ll also put much of our data on JMP Public for all to see. We hope the organizations that align with us will also share data along their journey both internally and externally.

JMP plans to use our communication vehicles to address climate change at local, regional, national and even international levels. This includes – but is not limited to – talks at Discovery Summit events in the Americas, Asia and Europe. 

Perhaps you too can influence your organization’s communications and events – putting climate change efforts right up front? Certainly, in some fashion, you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate and amplify the achievements of those around you.

In that spirit, we are sharing the stories of scientists, engineers, and researchers who are actively making the world better with their work…many of whom have dedicated their careers to environmental stewardship.

Heliatek is the world's first mass producer of organic thin-film solar solutions. The future is bright.

photographer: Brandon Semel

Virginia Tech research leads to a better understanding of species ecology. 

WildTrack saves endangered species one step at a time, beginning with digital photos and footprint algorithms.

Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation uses predictive modeling to prioritize coral reef conservation efforts.

Biologists from North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences team up with citizen scientists to build an important digital archive of mammal population distribution.

Scientists are looking at how statistics can help extract insight from observational fieldwork, guiding conservation management decisions toward effective long-term strategies.

Citizen science initiatives are generating an unprecedented quantity of wildlife data. As a result, conservation biologists can now look to sophisticated statistical approaches like machine learning to improve the survival of species threatened by global change. 

Where do we go from here?

It depends upon where you are right now.

If you're using JMP to analyze data on behalf of conservation or sustainability efforts, let us know. We may be able to amplify your voice.

I'm using data for green causes

If you're not yet using JMP for your green projects, let us know. We may be able to help you get started.

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If you're interested in learning more, staying connected, and/or committing (whether it's for a day or decade) to using your own Data for Green, let us know. We are excited to connect.

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