Energy and Water
Consumption of energy was cut by 11% in 2012, compared with 2011, falling to 7,327,000 KWh, while water consumption was reduced by 3.6%.
In 2012 we doubled the quantity of aluminium recycled, and increased recycling of plastic by 50%. At the same time we were able to cut consumption of plastic bottles by 31.54%, by installing water filters. Specifically, recycling totals were as follows:
Raising employee awareness
The Green Team, set up to manage recycling systems and reduce our energy footprint, has continued its good work, recruiting employees interested in the environment who act as ‘ambassadors’, disseminating environmental news throughout the Bank.
We have also continued to inform employees about environmental issues through features in the Bank’s internal newsletters and other literature.
Finally, Citi has been involved in all the organization’s international green actions, through international education and information initiatives such as the WWF Earth Hour and Citi’s own annual Environment Week.