How we reduce our environmental impact

Our environmental impact is mostly driven by staff travel, our supply chain and our office network. Although this impact is relatively minor, we do not use that as an excuse to neglect our duty to help the environment.

  • Manage resources locally at each of our businesses, which
    • lowers energy consumption
    • reduces emissions and waste
    • increases recycling
  • Supply all banking division sites with renewable sources
  • Provide finance to the green energy (wind, solar and hydro power) sector, particularly for projects that other project finance providers consider too small
  • Reduce water and paper use across all our offices, for example by encouraging double-sided printing
  • Monitor our waste reduction via a third-party provider
  • Offer employees a cycle-to-work scheme and lease low-emission cars
  • Reduce total greenhouse gas emissions by working in energy efficient buildings