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By Steven E. Avadek, Director and Global Head, Sustainability, Citi May 10, 2013 04:19 PMFrom left to right: Bill Cho, Citibank Area Director for NYC, Don Callahan, Citi CAO, Val Smith, Director of Citi's Corporate Sustainability and Scot Horst, Senior Vice President of LEEDAs a global financial institution doing business in more than 160 countries, we have an expansive real estate footprint with more than 12,000 locations around the world. Our branches, ATMs, data centers and offices collectively consume the same amount of energy each year as countries like Senegal or Nicaragua. This is significant from both a financial and environmental perspective.
Here are 3 ways decreasing our environmental footprint enhances Citi and helps protect the planet:
1. Making a measurable impact. We actively manage our impact on the environment by having programs in place that reduce our carbon emissions, energy consumption, water use and creation of waste. In 2011, Citi achieved its first publicly stated goal of reducing our emissions by 10 percent from a 2005 baseline. In fact, we reduced our carbon emissions by 13.5 percent.
June 21, 2012 11:30 AM
Yesterday, Citi celebrated the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification of its New York City flagship branch in Union Square, becoming the world's first bank with 200 LEED-certified projects. LEED is the U.S Green Building Council's leading rating system for designing and constructing the world's greenest, most energy efficient, and high performing buildings.