Fidelity's focus on environmental sustainability is a key component of the firm's commitment to being a responsible corporate neighbor. In addition to initiatives that address renewable energy and recycling, Fidelity has made great strides in maximizing the efficient use of water in the communities where we work and live.
Since 2007, Fidelity has reduced its water use across its global locations by 20%: a significant accomplishment given water scarcity's ranking as a top environmental problem in many areas of the world. Last year, the firm saved 14 million gallons of water on landscape irrigation alone. That's enough to supply the daily water needs of more than 1,500 Americans for three months.
"Fidelity has committed to designing landscape plans that sustain the natural resources available at each of our facilities and creating environments that welcome and inspire our associates and visitors alike," said Alicia Sundberg, Head of Fidelity Real Estate Company. "From designs that rely on the concentrated use of drought-tolerant plants native to each region, to sophisticated irrigation systems driven by local weather data and proper drainage, we have a goal of making our gardens beautiful, practical, and sustainable."