Reducing our environmental footprint

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Our biggest impact on minimizing the negative effects of climate change comes through supporting our clients and the market move towards a low-carbon economy. Our Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice helps our clients operate more sustainably and, frequently, lower their costs in the process.

Because we believe that any commitment to a more environmentally sustainable world has to start at home, we’re also challenging ourselves to work in an environmentally responsible manner and to find new ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

Nearly all of our carbon output comes from two sources: office energy consumption and business travel. We’re implementing measurable actions to increase energy efficiency in our offices, be smarter and greener about business travel. At the same time, we seek to reduce waste and work in our communities to promote responsible treatment of the environment.

  • Managing our carbon footprint. We believe we should serve as a role model for transitioning to a low-carbon economy by systematically measuring the environmental impact of our own operations and taking demonstrable steps to reduce it. Working with our own in-house CCaSS professionals, we measure our global carbon footprint annually and report our environmental impact via the UNGC. EY US reports our environmental data through the Carbon Disclosure Project. Click here to download our US Sustainability Report 2015.
  • EY Americas Environmental Sustainability Statement demonstrates our commitment to our clients and our people to operate in a manner that reduces our environmental impact. We have set a goal to reduce EY US’s emissions by 12% by 2020, using a 2015 baseline.