We seek to reduce the direct impact of our operations on the environment.



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.

  Target date Target Applicability
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








What’s next?

Environmental and social risk

We manage the environmental, social & governance risks that come with our financing decisions.

How we finance

Building efficiently

Our Tianjin office exemplifies efficiency, using less water & electricity than similar buildings.

How we're wasting less

Reducing our carbon footprint

Our Take a Brake programme in Hong Kong aims to encourage a low carbon lifestyle.

See how we helped

Sustainability Summary

Read our Sustainability Summary

We recognise the role we can play in promoting economic and social development in our markets.


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