Sustainability report 2020

Our responsibility

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.

At a glance

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

Marketplace

Business resilience and cyber security
Sustainable marketplace
Ethics and compliance
Data security
GlobalReach
Supply chain

Environment

Climate risk
Carbon emissions
Resource use
Energy reduction

Workplace

Diversity and inclusion
Well-being
Health and safety
Human rights
Training and development

Community

Street Child
Junior Achievement
Supporting local communities
Matching Gift
Corporate volunteering

Marketplace

Business resilience and cyber security
Sustainable marketplace
Ethics and compliance
Data security
GlobalReach
Supply chain

Environment

Climate risk
Carbon emissions
Resource use
Energy reduction

Workplace

Diversity and inclusion
Well-being
Health and safety
Human rights
Training and development

Community

Street Child
Junior Achievement
Supporting local communities
Matching Gift
Corporate volunteering

Our responsibility highlights

Marketplace

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.

Environment

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.

Workplace

This stream includes our Diversity and Inclusion mission and our Employee well-being programme, as well as our Health and Safety programme, training and development opportunities and respect for the human rights of our employees.

Community

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.