Environmental issues, particularly resource scarcity, have an increasing influence on our clients and our business. The impact will be felt in every corner of the world, but more immediately in the regions where we operate.
What we're doing
Responding to these issues requires a consolidated effort from businesses, governments and individuals. We have long-term targets to reduce our energy use, water use and paper consumption. We report on all our properties that are over 10,000 square feet and a selection of our smaller branches and offices, which make up 73% of our portfolio.
|Energy use intensity||2008 - 2019||Reduce by 35%||Properties in tropical locations|
|Reduce by 20%||Properties in temperate locations|
|Water use intensity||2008 - 2019||Reduce by 71%||All properties where we have control of water facilities|
|Office paper use||2012 - 2020||Reduce to 10 kg per
full time employee
|All properties we own|
Environmental and social risk
We manage the environmental, social & governance risks that come with our financing decisions.
Our Tianjin office exemplifies efficiency, using less water & electricity than similar buildings.
Reducing our carbon footprint
Our Take a Brake programme in Hong Kong aims to encourage a low carbon lifestyle.