Welcome to Euroclear’s 2020 ‘Our responsibility’ report.
This fourth edition, developed in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, explains how we have continued to implement our Corporate Responsibility vision.
In 2020, we continued to build on the foundations we had laid down over the previous years. Growing focus on Environment/Social/Governance (ESG) topics has propelled areas such as climate risk into the foreground and allowed us to start building momentum in all four of our streams
The Marketplace stream includes our long-term focus on fighting fraud and corruption, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing, personal data protection, and cyber security.
It focuses on our work to tackle modern slavery and human rights in the supply chain. This stream includes our efforts to support the market in the area of sustainable finance and to encourage good corporate governance.
This stream encompasses our focus on reducing our carbon emissions and our approach to resource use. The introduction of Science-Based Targets (SBTs) in 2017 demonstrates our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment in all the locations where we operate.
We have been carbon neutral since 2012 and we reduced our carbon footprint by 48% in 2020 based on our 2014 baseline.
This stream encompasses our local and global community initiatives and our Matching gift scheme, with emphasis upon supporting those less advantaged in our society and those who have little or no access to financial inclusion. We also support young entrepreneurs as they make their way into the workforce and provide volunteering opportunities for our staff.