ANZ

ANZ is one of the five largest listed companies in Australia and number one bank in New Zealand with market capitalisation of $73.7 billion and total assets of $980.3 billion as at 31 March 2019. We operate in more than 33 markets across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Pacific, Europe, America and the Middle East. Our around 40,000 staff serve retail, commercial and institutional customers through consumer and corporate offerings in our core markets, and regional trade and capital flows across the region.

“We know that being a good global citizen makes great business sense.”

Type of certification

Organisation.

How long have you been certified carbon neutral?

ANZ’s business operations have been net zero carbon since 2010, reflecting our enterprise focus on global carbon reduction.

Why are you carbon neutral?

Our purpose at ANZ is to help shape a world where people and communities thrive. A cleaner and less resource-intensive world is good for everyone. We know that being a good global citizen makes great business sense. That’s why we optimise our facilities’ eco-efficiency to achieve carbon, energy, water and waste savings. We also empower our people and communities to contribute to net zero carbon and other environmental initiatives. In addition, we continue to invest in offset projects. We want to enable positive environmental impact through our customers, employees and the communities in which we operate. We understand that business has a key role to play in achieving environmental sustainability, which is one of the reasons we are committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What offset projects do you support? Why did you choose these projects?

Whilst our primary commitment is the reduction of our own carbon footprint, we have continued to invest in projects which allow us to offset our annual residual emissions. The projects we support deliver positive tangible environmental and social impacts, and improve the lives of people living in communities across the countries where we operate.

How can the community support you?

Opting-out of receiving paper statements.

What else are you doing to reduce emissions?

Reductions in our carbon footprint have been achieved through energy, water and waste savings, building optimisation and employee engagement. We aim to minimise the use of resources in our operations through the efficient consumption of energy within our buildings, including commercial offices, retail branches and data centres. We also encourage staff to use technology such as video conferencing to reduce travel associated emission levels. We are also applying the principles of internationally recognized green building schemes to our building design and operation to minimise the impact of our growing digital business.

What has been the impact of your action?

Over time, we have successfully decoupled our carbon footprint from our business growth. We have been able to maintain a footprint which is no larger than our impact in 2010, despite significant business growth. We have achieved this through consolidating our premises and introducing technologies which help reduce our energy and carbon in our workplaces. We’ve continued to reduce our carbon footprint by more than 36,000 tonnes in Australia alone. Our efforts to achieve and maintain our net zero carbon status has resulted in ANZ offsetting approximately two million tonnes of carbon emissions. This is equivalent to removing more than four hundred thousand cars from the road for one year.

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