In May 2009, UniCredit announced its international partnership with the World Wildlife Fund in order to collectively move climate and environmental protection forward. This partnership is backed by a comprehensive programme of measures that include all business segments. It is UniCredit's stated goal to reduce emissions caused by operations by 30 percent by 2020 (base year: 2008). The reduction in what are called “financed emissions” is an additional challenge. Here, we are working together on measures to also manage CO2 emissions in the portfolios in the future.
Ecology at Bank Austria
A wide range of tasks have been defined within Bank Austria to facilitate healthy internal operational ecology and to increase the bank’s own eco-efficiency. These measures are part of a holistic sustainability concept.
Bank Austria and Ecoprofit – a combination that works!
Operational ecology and building management are two areas that are extremely important to Bank Austria’s efforts to use energy efficiently and act in an environmentally friendly manner.
One only has to think of the millions of kilometres that are travelled, the tonnes of waste that are produced and the enormous amount of kilowatt hours of electricity that are consumed at Bank Austria each year.
The idea behind Green IT is to keep the environmental impact and use of resources associated with information technology as low as possible. Efforts in this context focus on the design and production of hardware as well as its use, disposal and recycling. Bank Austria has acted as a pioneer in this area by virtualising servers and thus significantly reducing electricity consumption.
Bank Austria launches climate neutral driving
Bank Austria's customer advisers are to be more climate-friendly drivers in future.
The ecological footprint
All of the natural resources that we consume in order to eat, live, travel, etc. require space on our planet to regenerate. And nature also needs resources in order to break down our waste (e.g. forests in order to absorb carbon dioxide).
The ecological footprint expresses this demand for space. Put simply, it’s about how much nature we consume – and what we can do to minimise this consumption.
The Austrian footprint calculator does more than just calculate your personal demand for land, it also provides valuable tips for improvement.