Environment

As a responsible corporate citizen, we aim to reduce our impact on the environment as much as possible. Euroclear focuses on three main environmental pillars: compliance, emissions, and resource use. We respect both the letter and the spirit of environmental laws across all our locations, practice effective energy, water and waste efficiency in our premises and commit to preventing pollution by minimising and being accountable for our environmental impacts.

  • Invested over €0.6 million, in carbon credits
  • Endorser of EU Datacentre Code of Conduct
  • Participating in Science Based Targeting
  • New target set for 2024 - a 36% reduction based on our 2014 baseline
Removed plastic cups in 9 locations

Note: we are third party accredited by CarbonClear

Energy in our offices decreases 55%
Certified carbon neutral since 2012

Green Grassroots initiatives

We encourage our staff to get involved in environmental projects and to come up with new ideas themselves. 

Find out how Marzia Medri from our IT division helped introduce organic food into our company restaurant


Investing in projects with an impact

As part of our carbon neutral programme, we invest annually in high standard carbon credits, specifically choosing projects which have long-term social and environmental benefits. These are the two projects that we chose to offset our 2019 carbon footprint. The projects are both VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) and CCBA (The Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance) certified.

Cardamom REDD+ Project (Cambodia)

We chose this project as it protects the last great rainforest of Asia, located in the Cardamom mountains in southwest Cambodia. The rainforest once covered southeast and south Asia but only five per cent remains. This biodiverse region is now particularly vulnerable due to an exponential increase in illegal land grabbing resulting from increased land prices.

The project focus is on climate change mitigation, biodiversity protection and the creation of alternative, sustainable livelihoods for local communities. This includes support for local rangers in policing the forest, local training, education programmes and wildlife rehabilitation. All of this contributes to the preservation of an important natural habitat, a crucial global carbon sink and multiple endangered species.

Bokhol Solar Project (Senegal)

Senegal is ranked 164th in the Human Development Index and over 43% of the population does not have access to electricity. The country runs on CO2 intensive and expensive fuels like diesel, coal and gas.

The Bokhol solar plant is the first ever solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Senegal and one of the largest in West Africa. The plant covers an area of 50 hectares, equipped with 77,040 modules which are connected to the national grid and save the  government USD 5 million per year.