ANZ is committed to actively managing and reducing the environmental impact of our activities. We acknowledge that we have an impact on the environment:
- directly through the conduct of our business operations, e.g. the energy consumed in our corporate offices, data centres and retail branches;
- indirectly through the products and services we provide to our customers, e.g. lending money to finance our customers operations and,
- indirectly through the products and services we procure, e.g. the technology and equipment we purchase to run our business.
- Read more about ANZ's approach to the environment (PDF 28kB)
ANZ’s Business Operation Environment
In our workplaces, we continually seek to identify, control, and improve our environmental performance. The combination of our online environmental reporting tool and Environmental Management System (EMS) provides a globally consistent approach to assessing the environmental impact of our physical footprint and helps set targets to improve our performance.
We set clear, measurable targets to reduce our environmental footprint, including our consumption of energy, greenhouse gas emissions, water, paper, and the amount of waste we send to landfill. Our environmental reporting system also governs how we measure and report on our progress.
|Improving and expanding our Environmental Management System|
We have continued to roll-out the EMS across our operations in Asia during 2012, with a focus on Cambodia and India. The continued expansion of the EMS across Asia has included the extension of our online environmental reporting, which now captures data from over 30 countries, thereby improving our ability to manage our global environmental performance.
Further implementation of our EMS across our global business in 2013 will enable us to establish a group-wide baseline for our energy use and associated GHG emissions with improved granularity to set targets for global reductions going forward.
ANZ has monitored and reported environmental performance in Australia since 2004. Read more about our targets and current performance, or our initiatives in individual areas:
ANZ Lending Service Environmental Impacts
Our aim is to make balanced, informed and transparent decisions and work with our clients to help them improve their management of business, social and environment risks. Find out more.
ANZ Supply Chain Impact
Our approach is to develop an understanding of the most significant impact in the areas where the Bank buys products or services and then, in partnership with our suppliers and the industry, to formulate strategies to minimise the impact wherever we can. Find out more.
Involving our Staff
Our staff play an important role in helping ANZ in achieving its environmental targets, whilst also reducing their own impact on the environment.
Find out more about how we engage with staff.
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