Environment - We Take Green Seriously
At Fidelity, we strive to show continuous improvement in everything we do, from how we run our business to the impact we have on the environment. Regardless of the initiatives we adopt, our goal is the same—to direct our efforts where they will yield the greatest reward for our customers while minimizing waste and its potential impact on the environment. In that regard, we focus on reducing our consumption of resources such as paper, water, and energy through a variety of initiatives:
- Electronic delivery of customer communications
- Eco-friendly buildings
- Increased energy efficiency
- Greener supply chain
Our efforts so far have paid off with measurable results:
- 18% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2007*
- 44% corporate real estate LEED®** certified
- 38% paper suppression rate through eDelivery
*We voluntarily quantify our emissions in accordance with the U.S. Climate Leaders Greenhouse Gas Inventory Protocol developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. We account for Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions associated with our financial services business units and corporate functions over which FMR LLC has operational control in the U.S., Canada, India, and Ireland.
**Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an industry-accepted rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building's design, construction, and operation are environmentally responsible.