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Discover Morgan Stanley's sustainability principles, objectives in the workplace and progress toward our goals. Explore how we plan to reduce energy, paper, water, single-use plastics and our carbon footprint while enhancing our supply chain and becoming a carbon neutral corporation.
Corporate Services’ operational sustainability program aims to reduce the global environmental impact of our physical business operations and minimize our carbon footprint.
The program engages employees about enhanced operational performance while concretely supporting the firm's core values and reputation.
Corporate Services aims for continuous improvement and transparency, by welcoming feedback and involvement from all employees.
Achieve carbon neutrality in our global energy, direct emissions and corporate travel carbon footprint.
Combine a multifaceted approach for renewable energy sources connected to the grid, renewable electricity direct to the meter and renewable electricity certificates.
Reduce consumption of all energies and advance renewable energy generation installed locally on-site.
Reduce single-use plastics and avoid lost plastics on land and in the ocean by combining the use of alternative disposables with durable reusable products.
Learn how we're tackling plastic waste
Use technology to reduce printed paper consumption and paper records for archive.
Reduce water consumption through efficiencies, reclamation and conservation.
Manage and transform office waste into an efficient corporate recycling and composting program.
Create a high-performance built environment recognized by third-party certifications, including LEED.
Obtain green lease rights and services, which align landlord and tenant incentives, to progress efficiency enhancements and conservation measures, supported with transparent performance reporting.
Enhance ESG supply chain by partnering with suppliers who share our environmental, social and governance values.
Download 2021 Performance Metrics
Operational ambition and achievement of progress, unless otherwise noted, relates to operations under Morgan Stanley control.
Goal year for respective target provides for achievement by year-end.
Results for 2021 are inclusive of measures instituted in response to COVID-19 national and local guidelines, and starred items represent goals exceeded due to the remote-working environment.
First public submission of operational performance to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
Installation of ice storage system at 522 5th Avenue New York location reduces daytime electrical demand and decreases electric utility grid stress
Morgan Stanley's inaugural participation in annual Earth Hour event raising awareness about climate change
Early achievement of 10% greenhouse gas emissions reduction by 2012
Set new target of 15% greenhouse emissions reduction of all office space by 2013
Installation of continuous commissioning technology optimizes infrastructure performance at 1585 Broadway (New York headquarters), 522 5th Avenue and Purchase, New York locations
Awarded third highest placement in the S&P 500 Carbon Disclosure Leadership index
One Indiabulls Center in Mumbai receives LEED Platinum certification
International Commerce Center in Hong Kong receives LEED Gold certification
Single-use plastics and paper cup disposables eliminated from Asia region cafeterias and pantries.
Learn why we're reducing plastic pollution
Somerset, New Jersey Data Center receives LEED Gold certification
522 5th Avenue, New York receives LEED Gold certification
Installation of 720 kW solar array provides renewable power at Purchase, New York location
Otemachi Financial City receives LEED Gold certification
Installation of 250 kW natural gas fuel cell provides clean power at Purchase, New York location
Selected 100% renewable electricity for all U.K. locations
Installation of 750 kW natural gas fuel cell providing clean power at 1585 Broadway, New York headquarters
Public commitment to achieve 100% carbon neutrality across global operations, 100% renewable electricity and 20% energy reduction globally by 2022
Council established to deliver operational sustainability across the firm to minimize our environmental impact
Installation of carbon dioxide scrubbers enhances air quality with reduced electrical consumption at 1585 Broadway, 522 5th Avenue and Purchase, New York locations
Created the Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC), and initiated ongoing review of supplier ESG principles and their agreement to Morgan Stanley SCoC
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Bengluru, RMZ Ecoworld Business Park in India receives LEED Gold certification
Launch of firmwide “Sustainability at Work” program
100% of U.K. operations business waste diverted from landfill
Installation of 1.8 MW solar array provides renewable power at Somerset, New Jersey data center
Enhancement of Sustainability at Work with bigger and bolder targets increases the ambition, scale and environmental benefit of the program
Green lease for a new Mumbai tower will adhere to sustainability business operation targets
Installation of water reclaim system at London’s 20 Bank Street, increasing cooling tower efficacy approximately 660,000 gallons per year
Morgan Stanley’s 33-turbine Bennington Wind Farm achieved operational completion, supporting North America electricity consumption equivalent to 33,000 homes
329,000 square feet across New York, Maryland, and Beijing locations receive LEED gold certification
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