Change in Global Temperature Anomalies from 1880 to 2021
As a financial institution invested in the health, wellness, and growth of our communities, we’ve committed to improving our sustainability. But you can’t manage what you haven’t measured.
The Measurement Process
In 2022 we conducted our first Greenhouse Gas inventory to better understand our emissions. Using the World Resource Institute Greenhouse Gas protocol, we looked at our direct and indirect energy emissions for 2019-2021.
Through the inventory process, we particularly focused on the emissions we could more immediately address - Scopes 1 and 2.
accounts for direct emissions from owned or controlled sources.
measures indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy, steam, heat, or cooling.
Taking Steps Forward
We learned a lot about our company and identified avenues of improvement we’re excited to implement including developing energy and resource management plans for our facilities, conducting energy audits, and providing resources to help our employees commute more sustainably.
In the last two years, we have seen the impacts of our sustainability efforts. From 2019 to 2021 we had an 11% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions per employee. We also saw a 5% reduction in company Scope 2 emissions.
We look forward to continuing to measure, understand, and improve our impact on the world. If you’d like to see more of the details from our assessment, please read more here