Santander Totta keeps, in the scope of its sustainability politics and principles, an attitude of environmental responsability, seeking to Know its corporate carbon footprint since the year 2005.
The corporate carbon footprint is the Inventory of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions associated with the activities of the bank, covering the branch network and the buildings that are managed or owned by Santander.
The emissions inventory includes the following sources:
- Direct emissions from scope 1, associated with the consumption of fuel by the vehicle fleet; Gas consumption in cooking equipment and diesel burning emergency generators;
- Indirect emissions of Scope 2 associated with the production of electricity purchased in the organization;
- Indirect emissions of scope 3, associated with the waste water treatment, employee commuting, business travel by airplane and train, the life cycle of consumed paper in the company, and the recycled paper life cycle.
The calculation methodology follows the Greenhouse Gas Protocol of the World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
The universe Santander considered in the calculation of GHG emissions in the year 2015 included the following company data: 5 329 employees; 579 branches and 8 buildings.
The carbon footprint is included in the Annual Sustainability Report, which also covers the evolution of energy, water, and paper consumption.