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Contributing to a more sustainable future

We contribute to a more sustainable world through resource conservation and the reduction of our operational impact. As a digital bank, our carbon footprint is relatively small. But we still have a responsibility to do more—just by using less.

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"We’ve taken significant steps to improve our impact on the environment, including reducing our emissions by 29% since 2017, achieving a 42% waste diversion rate, and saving over 32 million gallons of water since 2017. There’s more that we can do, and we’re excited to drive even greater changes in 2023 and beyond."

Todd Podell
Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement & Corporate Services Officer

Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions1

Bar chart showing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2017 at 48,362, in 2021 at 40,753, and in 2022 at 34,561.
Icon showing bar chart with decreasing bars and arrow pointing down. Copy says we've reduced our emissions by 29% from our 2017 baseline.
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For more information, download our 2022 report.

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Updated 05/15/2023

1 Greenhouse gases (GHG) Scope 1 is defined as direct emissions from company’s resources, like fuel oil, natural gas, mobile combustion, and refrigerant losses. Scope 2 is defined as indirect emissions generated by electricity purchased from a utility provider.
2 Includes owned and operated buildings as well as leased suites, and a leased facility that we vacated on December 31, 2022.
3 Includes owned and operated buildings as well as leased suites.