Environmental impact management
Sberbank’s approach toward environmental impact management is based on the mitigation of adverse impact along with the reduction of operating costs.
Responsible waste management
The main kinds of waste for Sberbank as a financial institution are paper and office appliances; the Bank continues to reduce the volume of its waste. This testifies to the company’s progress in the field of mitigating its adverse environmental impact. At the same time, this indicator also reflects the reduction of consumables consumption in the Group and reduction in costs for their purchase as well as the costs of waste processing and disposal.
An electronic office document flow system is used in Sberbank. This reduces paper consumption annually. In 2016, total paper consumption amounted to 7,838 tons, and total savings in the area of managerial document flow exceeded 300 tons.
|Weight of paper delivered for recycling, tons||1,156.95||1,401.41||2,333.09|
|Garbage from office and utility premises, tons||43,662||42,842||53,679|
|Generated, tons||976||2 683||2 118|
|Delivered for recycling/neutralization, tons||988||2 664||1 736|
Use of office equipment
Sberbank uses technical equipment of the office, which facilitates and speeds up paper work and administrative and managerial activity. Most wastes associated with office equipment are hazardous wastes. In 2017, we achieved a 100% delivery of such waste as fluorescent lamps, storage batteries, and office equipment for recycling or neutralization.
Effective consumption of resources
|Electricity consumption, J||3,785,476||3,679,873||3,592,334|
|Heat consumption, J||348,589||320,668||293,631|
|Total energy consumption, J||6,762,177||6,777,634||7,473,934|
|quantity||cost,RUB thous.||quantity||cost,RUB thous.|
|Heat energy, Gcal||1,297,926||1,519,063||988,219||1,501,644|
|Potable water, cubic meters||5,902,326||145,586||3,436,591||116,021|
|Diesel fuel, liters||15,197,627||512,736||19,669,230||680,576|
|Gas, cubic meters||17,826,941||104,175||14,879,667||100,544|
|Firewood, cubic meters||2,099||1,743||1,545||1,314|
Fuel and energy consumption is a major item of expenditures in any organization. Reduction of their consumption increases operating efficiency and mitigates adverse environmental impact. In 2016, Sberbank achieved a reduction in consumption of electricity and heat as well as water.
Sberbank, in collaboration with the largest Russian enterprises, supports the “Russian Partnership for Climate Preservation” initiative, the main goal of which is to draw the public’s attention to global warming issues. Within the framework of this Agreement, Sberbank expressed its support for the 21st UN Climate Change Conference in Paris and urged the international community to sign a legal document to prevent an increase in the average temperature by more than two degrees Celsius.
In November 2016, the 5th International Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving Forum ENES-2016 was held in Moscow. It was dedicated to the development of the energy industry and the development of new energy-saving technologies. The Forum arranged for an international meeting of mayors dedicated to enhanced energy efficiency and the sustainable development of cities, in which Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank Oleg Ganeev took part. Almost 16,000 people took part in the Forum in total.