Sustainability Report 2013

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Our internal performance

We are committed to minimising the environmental impact of our offices and business activities. We source all electricity for our London Headquarters from renewable energy suppliers. Office paper is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as coming from sustainable sources.

The 2013 EBRD Annual Meeting held in Istanbul was carbon neutral. We purchased “gold standard” carbon credits in Turkey to offset emissions from flights, energy consumption and food and paper use.

EBRD HQ consumption and recycling figures 2013 2013 2012 2011
Electricity (GWh) 14.5 14.1 16.3
Gas (GWh) 5.5 5.3 4.2
Water (thousands m3) 75.5 80.4 70.0
Energy CO2 emissions (kT)1 8.2 10.8 10.0
Air travel (millions km) 28.3 29.0 30.6
Rail travel (thousands km) 480 441 409
Travel CO2 emissions (kT) 5.5 5.7 4.6
Paper consumption (millions of sheets) 13.6 14.0 13.4
Paper consumption (tonnes) 63.0 66.8 66.7
Paper recycling (tonnes) 51.68 15.5 N/A*

* Data were not collected

1. CO2 data are compiled using 2012 UK Defra/DECC methodology paper for GHG reporting. A conversion factor of 0.49677 kg CO2 per kWh is used for grid electricity and 0.184 kg CO2 per kWh is used for consumption of natural gas.