Environmental Sustainability

At Fidelity, we strive to make a positive impact for a more sustainable future. For us, that has always meant being a good neighbor and steward of the environment, and showing continuous improvement in everything we do.

As part of our corporate Environmental Sustainability program, we've set aggressive goals to reach by 2017, including:

  • Achieving a 63.6% eDelivery paper suppression rate to save more than 1.8 billion sheets of paper per year
  • Adopting certified* paper for 99% of our paper needs to save more than 24,000 trees per year
  • Reducing our data center footprint by 14%, thereby saving enough energy to power more than 1,600 homes each year
  • Achieving Green Globes® certification of another 15 retail Investor Centers for a total of 79, or 43% of the 183 locations
  • Generating 10% of the firm’s electricity needs through solar and other renewable energy sources

Going forward, we will continue to evolve our efforts as we learn about new ways to minimize consumption and manage resources.

Measurable results

  • 350 million envelopes saved in 2016
  • 200,000 trees saved
  • Total paper use down 48% since 2007

In 2016, eDelivery achieved a paper suppression rate of 60%, compared to 35% in 2010. In 2016 alone, we saved 350 million envelopes, equivalent to about 200,000 trees, and since 2007, total company paper use has dropped by 48%.

Eighty-two percent of the paper used across the company is either certified sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council or the Sustainable Forest Initiative or it contains recycled post-consumer waste.

An easy eDelivery signup process lets customers choose which documents they want delivered electronically and offers one-click enrollment from an email prompt. If you’re a Fidelity customer, sign up for eDelivery now.

As part of our efforts to be a responsible corporate citizen, Fidelity has long sought to reduce its energy and water use. As a measure of our progress, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 23% since 2007.

  • The firm promotes energy conservation and innovative heating, cooling, and lighting technologies in its buildings and data centers. Since 2007, these initiatives have reduced greenhouse gases to an extent equivalent to planting thousands of acres of forest
  • We have reduced power consumption in our data centers by 23% since 2007, saving enough energy to power 3,300 homes each year
  • Fidelity provides its employees with mass transit benefits, promotes low emissions and electric vehicles, and supports the use of collaboration technologies in an effort to reduce the need for business-related travel
  • The firm’s use of municipal water has dropped 20% since 2007 as a result of water-saving measures such as low-flow fixtures, smart irrigation systems, and use of native and drought-resistant landscaping

Fidelity values resource-efficient workplaces and actively seeks independent validation of its efforts by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) and the Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes® certification programs. These standards encompass many environmental measures, including preserving open spaces and natural landscape; using eco-friendly building materials, furniture, and finishes; and ensuring high indoor air quality for workplace environments.

  • Over 7 million square feet of Fidelity office buildings—72% of our corporate real estate—are LEED-certified
  • By the end of 2017, 79 of Fidelity’s retail Investor Centers across the U.S. will be Green Globes-certified for their eco-friendly features
  • Many of our sites feature innovative efforts such as green roofs, wildlife gardens, electric vehicle charging, composting, chemical-free cleaning, and LED lighting

In 2013, Fidelity became one of the first financial services companies to receive global ISO 14001 certification, providing independent, third-party validation of the overall effectiveness of our environmental management systems.

ISO 14001 certification is an internationally recognized benchmark set by the International Organization for Standardization for creating and maintaining an effective environmental management system and continually improving environmental performance. For more on ISO 14001, visit www.iso.org.

The scope of this comprehensive certification is for the design, operation, and maintenance of resource-efficient workplaces and business processes at Fidelity. We received high marks for our well-defined policy, goals, and metrics, as well as our demonstrated commitment by top-level management. Some examples of business processes evaluated include:

  • Energy efficiency in buildings
  • Data center efficiency
  • Collaboration technologies
  • Greenhouse gas quantification
  • Green building certification
  • Materials and technology recycling
  • eDelivery of financial communications
  • Reuse of furniture
  • Water-saving devices
  • Supply chain engagement
  • Regulatory compliance

This statement of intent (PDF) details the intent, priorities, and governance of Fidelity's environmental program.

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