Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - July 22, 2019
S&P Global ahead of 5-year GHG target
S&P Global has reduced its GHG emissions by 30% from 2013 to 2018, twice the rate of its 15% goal for that timeframe. The company also achieved a reduction in their Scope 1 & 2 emissions, attributed to the introduction of initiatives like the expansion of buildings that are ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certified. Seven of the Company's offices have now been certified, covering nearly half the S&P Global employee base.
The company reported these results as part of its Environmental Performance 2018 report. Douglas L. Peterson, S&P Global president and Chief Executive Officer, said: "Promoting a sustainable future is a key priority for S&P Global. I'm proud of the excellent progress we've made to far exceed our environmental targets and thank our 21,000 people around the globe for their enduring commitment to building a better future for everyone."
The report noted that a majority of S&P Global’s GHG emissions originate from their offices. While all emissions sources are tracked—including travel, operations, and procurement—company efforts focus on sustainability efforts of facilities.
S&P Global’s Real Estate Services department is responsible for worldwide real estate and construction activities. “We continually assess our portfolio with sustainability in mind and implement programs to shrink our environmental footprint around the world,” according to the report. “Eighteen major S&P Global facilities are energy-efficient certified, including 11 LEED® Certified™ buildings. Seven of our offices have also achieved the ISO 14001 Certificate, covering 48% of our employee base.”
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