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Environmental management

Credit Suisse is committed to reduce its environmental impact. To do this, we implemented a variety of sustainable measures, which aim to also increase our productivity and reduce our operating costs.

Environmental Management System

In order to manage environmental risks and cost-effectively deliver continuous improvement in our environmental performance, we constantly implement a variety of measures through our environmental management system (EMS). It is certified by the globally recognized ISO 14001:2015 standard and was most recently recertified in 2021 without receiving any corrective action requests. Our EMS covers all major Credit Suisse sites and data centers worldwide, as well as all business travel, IT and procurement. The EMS involves systematic monitoring and control to ensure it is being implemented correctly, and that it remains effective in driving continuous improvement in our environmental performance and commitment, such as our 2025 environmental objectives. We also involve external service providers and suppliers in our continuous efforts to improve our environmental management measures where appropriate.

2025 environmental objectives

We continuously review our environmental strategy to ensure best practices are implemented into our daily management processes. By introducing the following 2025 environmental objectives, we have strengthened our commitment to environmental management:

  • 75% reduction in GHG emissions compared with 2010 levels on reported operational aspects
  • 100% renewable electricity consistent with RE100
  • 50% Green label office space1 (in m²) certified to a green building standard
  • 1.5% energy efficiency improvement per year in all regions
  • Reduce single-use plastic and increase the share of products made from recycled and reusable materials
  • 10% paper reduction on per FTE basis, compared to 2018 baseline
  • 100% environmental label paper
  • 10% water efficiency improvement on a per FTE basis, compared to 2018 baseline

1 Scope limited to Credit Suisse facilities that contain office space. “Green” office space refers to third-party accredited certifications such as LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, Minergie as well as the Credit Suisse green property quality seal.

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