Santander Environment Is Key Factor In Csr
Environment is key factor in CSR. In Santander environment is not the second priority while achieving the business goals 1. Utilities management
1.1 Water Usage Water consumption became limited in accordance to the nature of Santander operations, approximately 322,000 m³, for employees, facilities and heating/cooling use. There was a very tiny bit reduction of 1% in year 2011in comparison with 2010. Consumption of water is limited given the nature of our operations. It is used for facilities and heating/cooling usage (David, C and Guler, A: 2008). There was approximately 12% reduction of in 2012 compared with 2011 due to improvements in meter readings, and the reduction in Santander portfolio and in 2013 this …show more content…
In 2013 we financed four solar energy parks with £89 million of investment. Amongst these was a major new solar energy plant in Suffolk which will be one of the largest utility-scale ground-mounted solar PV projects to be built in the UK. This will provide a capacity of 31.6 MW of renewable energy and will supply 8,000 homes per year once completed.
2. Waste resources
In 2011 the amount of waste produced at Santander reduced by 13% and the amount we recycled increased by 9% to 88% (Fig.2).
For this purpose special plants were built which receive, separate and prepare recyclable materials through a Dry materials recovery which helps to manage and divert waste to material reclamation facilities While in 2012 the waste collection was much lesser than 2011 there were multiple factors behind that first of all paper usage was reduced down to 14% and also paperless banking was introduced but customers were given option whether they are interested in keeping the paper statements. By 2013 98% waste produced by by Santander’s office was recycled or …show more content…
This charity is donated to communities where Santander branch and business centres are located and locations where the bank has a significant presence, such as a head office and call centre. Employee-led Community Partnership Groups make decisions on where grants are awarded in the major locations and between them the nine CPGs made 141 donations totaling over £1 million. Outside these areas donations were made to over 190 charities supporting charities right around the UK with a further £1 million in