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Energy and Emissions

In 2010, we became the first North American-based financial institution to achieve carbon-neutral status. Since then, we have continued to meet our commitment to carbon neutrality.

How we meet our carbon neutral commitment:

Step 1

Reduce energy use. We do this by improving the energy efficiency of our operations, from the way we design and operate our buildings to green IT and employee engagement initiatives.

Step 2

Generate renewable electricity from our facilities and purchase certified EcoLogo or Green-e renewable energy credits (RECs) to add the equivalent amount of electricity we use back into the grid.

Step 3

Offset remaining GHG emissions with innovative North American-based carbon offsets, with a significant portion generated through impact investing projects undertaken with social partners such as schools, institutions, and Aboriginal communities.

As TD continues to grow, our environmental challenge is to reduce our environmental impact despite rapid business expansion. Our key areas of focus in managing the environmental footprint of our business operations are:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions;
  • Improving energy efficiency;
  • Reducing paper use;
  • Reducing waste volumes and water use;
  • Greening our supply chain

More information on our approach to reducing our footprint, can be found in our Corporate Responsibility Report and in the 2016 ESG Appendix: Performance Data.