Environmental impact management

Sberbank’s approach to environmental impact management is based on the principle of mitigating adverse environmental impacts while at the same time reducing the Group’s operating costs.

For this purpose, we implement measures to reduce resource consumption and increase the energy efficiency of our main facilities – offices and service outlets. By decreasing resource consumption, we can also reduce the quantity of waste, which is a key area of environmental protection of the Group.

Efficient consumption

Conservation measures enable us to implement the green office concept and include:

  • Installing LED lamps, lights and motion sensors;
  • Installing energy-saving office appliances;
  • Reducing the amount of paper used thanks to an electronic document flow and archiving system and the introduction of duplex printing as the default setting;
  • Installation of contact-free sensors on faucets to reduce water consumption.
In 2017 Sberbank commissioned a new Data Processing Center DPC–2 and started building the Technopark Office Center in the Skolkovo Innovation Center. Both facilities comply with the Silver Level of LEED green standards.
Consumption of energy resources by type, Sberbank Group The values of the indicators for 2014-2016 years were corrected due to the enhancement of the methodology for data collection
Resource 2014 2015 2016 2017
Electricity consumption, GJ 3,866,662 3,797,996 3,645,526 3,728,050
Heat consumption, GJ 522,438 324,207 284,651 272,273
Fuel, GJ
Diesel 1,754,882 1,386,792 1,698,557 1,332,383
Gasoline 1,771,817 1,104,175 1,084,541 321,981
Gas 591,078 799,402 691,504 823,078
Coal 49,473 21,867 24,986 33,384
Firewood 34,421 32,751 24,102 20,779
Total energy consumption, GJ 8,590,772 7,467,190 7,453,867 6,531,928
Fuel and energy consumption in physical and monetary terms, PJSC Sberbank
2015 2016 2017
Resource Quantity Cost, RUB thousand Quantity Cost, RUB thousand Quantity Cost, RUB ‘thousand
Electricity, kWh 977,619,622 4,569,414 956,691,858 4,941,574 971,944,192 5,230,372
Heat, Gcal 1,297,926 1,519,063 988,219 1,501,644 898,430 1,473,409
Drinking water, cubic meters 5,902,326 145,586 3,436,591 116 021 3,218,813 108,079
Diesel fuel, liters The indicator for 2017 is shown with due account of the consumption of automobile diesel fuel. Previously the calculation methodology of this indicator had not factored in this component and had only included the fuel used for internal generating purposes. 15,197,627 512,736 19,669,230 680,576 34,825,385 1,273,096
Gasoline, liters The indicator for 2017 is shown with due account of the consumption of automobile gasoline. Previously the calculation methodology of this indicator had not factored in this component and had only included the fuel used for internal generating purposes. 13,189,924 440,389 14,390,268 520,502 8,720,265 302,844
Gas, cubic meters 17,826,941 104,175 14,879,667 100,544 20,329,969 129,866
Coal, tons 841 3,272 961 3,757 1,284 5,181
Firewood, cubic meters 2,099 1,743 1,545 1,314 1,332 1,410
Kerosene, liters 35,890 1,725 47,612 1,530 53,512 1,911
The positive results from the deployment of green office principles are reflected in the increase in the mass of paper waste transferred for recycling.
Mass of paper waste transferred for recycling, Sberbank Group The values of the indicators for 2014-2016 years were corrected due to the enhancement of the methodology for data collection
2014 2015 2016 2017
Weight of paper waste transferred for recycling, tons 1,264 1,553 2,623 3,404

Responsible waste management

In view of the operating specifics of the Bank, office waste, paper waste and out-of-service office appliances are the main types of waste formed. In addition, the Bank accumulates in its activity cartridges, storage batteries and fluorescent lamps.

The principle of separate waste collection is applied at Sberbank’s offices. This enables us to decrease the weight of the waste transferred to landfill sites for burial. As a result, over 97% of 1–3 hazard class waste generated and out-of-service electronic and electrical equipment (hazard class 4) is transferred for recycling and treatment by specialized organizations.

Household waste is classified as low-hazard and practically non-hazardous class 4–5 waste generated as a result of the functioning of Sberbank’s offices and sales outlets. All waste is transferred for burial to specially equipped municipal solid-waste landfill sites.

Quantity of hazardous waste generated and transferred for recycling and treatment, Sberbank Group The values of the indicators for 2014-2016 years were corrected due to the enhancement of the methodology for data collection
2014 2015 2016 2017
Hazardous waste generated, tons 1,027 2,802 1,484 6,848
Hazardous waste transferred for recycling and treatment, tons 988 2,665 2,019 7,083
Quantity of low-hazard and virtually non-hazardous waste formed and transferred for recycling and treatment, Sberbank Group The values of the indicators for 2014-2016 years were corrected due to the enhancement of the methodology for data collection
2014 2015 2016 2017
Waste from office and household premises, tons 44,560 44,004 55,375 40,926
Other low-hazard waste, tons 11,375 10,937 12,644 11,897
Overall, tons 55,935 54,941 68,020 52,822