Northern Trust upholds environmental stewardship and recognizes that we all are stakeholders in the future of our global environment.
Northern Trust recognizes that our long-term financial prospects, and those of our clients, are tied to the health of the planet. We commit to protecting and preserving the environment through the services we provide and by mitigating our environmental impacts. We conform to the principles of sustainability and try to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. We seek to integrate environmental considerations into our decision-making process, and are committed to the continual improvement of our environmental practices.
Carbon Disclosure Project
Northern Trust is a signatory to and participant in the Carbon Disclosure Project. Northern Trust calculates and discloses its GHG emissions yearly using available data and assumptions in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol of the World Resources Institute, and the World Business Council for Sustainable development. Our historic disclosures are available for review at www.cdp.net.
Partners Think Green
Northern Trust's service groups have joined together to form the Partners Think Green (PTG) program. The Partners Think Green team promotes good sustainability habits to integrate the principles of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. By integrating these principles, into our lives both in work, and at home, we can minimize the effect our operations - and our lives - have on the environment. The Partners Think Green (PTG) team has established a network of "Think Green Champions" in our offices around the globe to assist in identifying opportunities for environmental improvement and to raise awareness of sustainability issues to Northern Trust partners on a local level.
Our supply chain contracts ask our vendors to detail their environmental policies and initiatives, which we use to determine whether their sustainability goals and operations align with those of Northern Trust. This upstream procurement policy helps us ensure environmental performance from our service and product suppliers.
United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative
Northern Trust is a member of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). As a member, Northern Trust collaborates with our peers to understand the current and emerging sustainability trends that are relative to the financial industry.