C2ES, CITI Unite to Promote Employee Engagement on the Environment
New York – June 13, 2012 – Citi and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) today announced a new partnership to raise awareness and mobilize action on energy and climate issues in communities throughout the United States and globally. C2ES will support Citi’s efforts to engage the bank’s employees, their families and members of their communities in conserving energy and achieving other environmental objectives.
“Citi is a longtime leader in the banking sector in advancing practical solutions to the energy and climate challenges facing the world today,” said Katie Mandes, Vice President for Community Engagement with C2ES. “We are thrilled to be able to help Citi take its environmental commitment to the next level.”
C2ES has partnered with a range of companies to enable and support employee action at home and in the community to live more sustainably. Through the use of online tools and other resources, as well as hands-on activities and community outreach, C2ES and its corporate partners have directly engaged more than 100,000 people and identified over 80 million pounds of greenhouse gas savings.
"Citi recognizes the importance of business leadership on environmental issues,” said Pamela Flaherty, Director of Corporate Citizenship at Citi. “We look forward to working with C2ES to strengthen our employee engagement activities on these vital issues for the future of our communities and our planet.”
The C2ES-Citi partnership will draw on the expertise and the resources of C2ES to strengthen Citi’s employee engagement efforts on sustainability issues. In particular, C2ES will support the work of Citi Green Teams, employee-led groups that promote awareness of sustainability issues and help their colleagues reduce their environmental impact at Citi worksites throughout the world.
The two organizations’ collaborative efforts will build on a robust program of existing sustainability initiatives at Citi. Citi earned the 2011 Energy Star Partner of the Year award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and in April of this year announced that it had reduced greenhouse gas emissions from its operations by 13.6% from 2005 levels. In 2010, the company established a set of environmental goals it intends to reach by 2015 through investments in energy efficiency, green buildings, and technology optimization. Among Citi’s goals: reduce the company’s absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent; reduce waste to landfill by 40 percent; and reduce water use by 20 percent.
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
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The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) is an independent non-profit, non-partisan organization promoting policy and action to address the twin challenges of energy and climate change. Launched in November 2011, C2ES is the successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, long recognized in the United States and abroad as an influential and pragmatic voice on climate issues. http://www.c2es.org. To find out more about C2ES’s Make an Impact program, visit http://makeanimpact.c2es.org.