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Objectives & Achievements 2019
Continue support for sustainable soft commodities, including industry standards, peer collaboration, client advisory and disclosure.
We continued to be a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
We continued to act as a technical advisor to the Zoological Society of London’s Sustainability Policy Transparency Toolkit (SPOTT), and are part of the Technical Advisory Group for the palm oil and the timber and pulp sectors. We also supported the expansion of the SPOTT platform to the natural rubber sector.
Maintain and further develop our ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS), including continuous improvements in our environmental performance.
We reviewed our ISO14001 documentation and related processes and updated and optimized them where necessary. In particular, we optimized the management and governance of all electronic information using a centralized document management system.
Ensure a successful global ISO 14001 surveillance audit under the direction of the certification company SGS.
We successfully passed the surveillance certification audits according to the ISO 14001:2015 Standard under the direction of the certification company SGS. Credit Suisse did not receive any Corrective Action Requests (CARs) in the 2019 audit.
Continue to increase the green power share of electricity consumed in our operations.
All electricity as well as all gas contracts in which Credit Suisse is a direct contractual partner and which were put out to tender and awarded in 2019 are 100% renewable and therefore in line with our new 2025 environmental objectives. By the end of 2019, our global electricity consumption drew from 90% renewable sources.
Further strengthen the strategy for managing the Group’s operational footprint, including consideration of multi-year environmental objectives.
We have updated and improved our environmental objectives strategy for our operations, in accordance with our environmental management system, our internal policies and our public statements on sustainability and climate change. We have formulated a set of new environmental objectives that we seek to achieve by 2025.