As a global organisation we are fully committed to minimising our operational environment impact when and wherever possible. Our direct environmental management activities are focussed on several key areas, the most crucial being the way we use our buildings and approach to our business travel.
Following carbon savings of 39% during 2012 – 2015 (against the 2012 baseline), in June 2016 Barclays announced a further 30% carbon reduction targets (2016-2018) from energy saving initiatives, investment in renewables, travel management and portfolio optimisation.
Within the first year of the programme Barclays developed and deployed Business aligned strategies and programmes to focus on efficiency and performance optimisation of its operations. These strategies along with planned portfolio changes have seen Barclays deliver carbon savings of 15% ahead of the planned 10% target goal for 2016.