“Energy-efficiency actions account for about 10% of our carbon-emissions reductions, and our goal is to increase this percentage in the future,” says Hamza-Mansah. “We’ve retrofitted lighting, upgraded data centres, improved heating/cooling systems and introduced a new fleet policy to improve fuel efficiency. Pilot projects are also underway to assess initiatives that will further reduce our energy use, including flexible workspace scenarios, leadership in energy- and environmental design-certified building standards and rooftop renewable-energy generation on local branches.”
Last November, RBT became inaugural inves-tors in Greening Turkey, an emissions reduction fund launched by Greening Greater Istanbul. The fund, which is aimed at companies that are not required by regulations to reduce their carbon emissions, buys carbon-offset credits from green projects around the country and passes the credits on to the companies that invest in the fund. RBT has committed $10 million over five years.