Minimizing our operational impact is a prerequisite of sound environmental policy and a necessary complement to our core business activities. In all that we do we strive to find smart, sustainable solutions that make business sense and are environmentally responsible.
Since the release of the Environmental Policy Framework in 2005, our Corporate Services and Real Estate and Technology teams, in close collaboration with the Environmental Markets Group, focus on three operational priorities:
- Promoting Energy Efficiency and Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
- Maximizing the Use of Universal Green Building Standards
- Responsibly Managing Waste and Sustainability of Our Supply Chain
CDP Investor Survey
In support of our commitment to transparency regarding our environmental performance, Goldman Sachs has been a signatory to the CDP Investor since 2006, and has made our climate change-related disclosures publicly available since 2010. In 2012 we received a disclosure score of 95 and were in performance band B, placing us on CDP’s Global 500 and S&P 500 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Indexes.