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Our direct carbon footprint

Our direct carbon footprint

  • We continue to review and where appropriate, revise the scope of our Carbon Footprint resulting from our internal operations, this year including our external Data centres.
  • We have purchased electricity from renewable sources (hydropower, wind power and biomass) since 2007.
  • We encourage staff to use public or clean transport and consider alternatives to business travel, such as tele/video conferencing whenever compatible with business interests.
  • We constantly look to reduce levels of energy consumption
  • We actively pursue better waste management practices
  • We promote sustainable behaviour by engaging with staff and suppliers

Indicators

tCO2e per
staff member
2010

tCO2e per
staff member
2011

tCO2e per
staff member
2012

tCO2e per
staff member
2013

tCO2e per
staff member
20146

Total tCO2e
2014

Energy emissions1

0.41

0.38

0.39

0.37

0.19

480

Mobility emissions1

8.67

8.62

7.10

5.63

6.45

16 474

Copying paper
emissions

0.10

0.053

0.04

0.04

0.03

73

Water emissions2

0.03

0.03

0.03

0.02

0.02

48

Waste emissions

-0.0020

-0.0007

-0.0026

0.0042

0.0049

13

Data centre emissions3

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0.17

 

422

Total
(net emissions)
4

9.14

9.05

7.52

6.07

6.855

17 510

Compensating our residual carbon footprint

For the first time in 2014 Bank selected a REDD+ project that allowed us to compensate our residual emissions resulting from our own operations.  The Bank chose the Wildlife Work REDD+ project in the Kasigau corridor in Kenya as it reflects our objectives and complements our corporate responsibility ambitions. This project is the world’s first project to be validated and verified under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)  and the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCB). The Bank will use the same project to compensate our residual 2014 emissions resulting from our own operations.

Sustainable procurement

We are continually reviewing procurement procedures for our own account and strive to incorporate the environmental and social factors in line with the EU Directive 2004/18/ECon the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts and the Buying Green Handbook on green public procurement published by the European Commission in 2011. Our aim is for all goods, works and services contracts to include considerations for environmental and social impacts of the activities performed under each contract.

We are committed to the fundamental EU principles regarding public procurement:

  • equal treatment
  • non-discrimination
  • transparency

 


Based on net emissions therefore does not include grid electricity under scope 2 or courier services under scope 3.

2 Water emissions not reported prior to 2013. Figures here are back-calculated from water usage per employee.

3 Data Centre emissions included for the first time in 2014

4 Small differences in total due to rounding.

5Compared to the previous year, in 2014 our footprint rose as a result of an increase in mobility emissions (further details in the report) and the inclusion of emissions from our external data centres for the first time.

6 Note, that in 2014 the methodology for calculating numbers of employees was changed from an FTE basis to a total number of contracted employees. For details please see section 6.2 in the carbon footprint report



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