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.
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.
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.