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.
Our Goals and Progress
100%Carbon Neutralby 2022
Achieve carbon neutrality in our global energy, direct emissions and corporate travel carbon footprint.
Learn about our commitment
10%achieved through 2020
100%Renewable Electricityby 2022
Combine a multifaceted approach for renewable energy sources connected to the grid, renewable electricity direct to the meter and renewable electricity certificates.
19%achieved through 2020
25%Energy Reductionby 2025
Reduce consumption of all energies and advance renewable energy generation installed locally on-site.
7%achieved through 2020
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TARGETS
100%Reduction of Single-Use Plasticsby 2024
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
88%achieved through 2020
30%Paper Reductionby 2023
Use technology to reduce printed paper consumption and paper records for archive.
71%*achieved through 2020
15%Water Reductionby 2025
Reduce water consumption through efficiencies, reclamation and conservation.
38%*achieved through 2020
100%Landfill Diversionby 2025
Manage and transform office waste into an efficient corporate recycling and composting program.
65%achieved through 2020
50%LEED Certifiedby 2025
Create a high-performance built environment recognized by third-party certifications, including LEED.
33%achieved through 2020
50%Green Leasesby 2025
Obtain green lease rights and services, which align landlord and tenant incentives, to progress efficiency enhancements and conservation measures, supported with transparent performance reporting.
5%achieved through 2020
SUPPLY CHAIN TARGETS
90%Supplier Agreementby 2022
Enhance ESG supply chain by partnering with suppliers who share our environmental, social and governance values.
76%achieved through 2020
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 2020 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.
Timeline of Operational Milestones
First public submission of operational performance to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
TURN OFF THE LIGHTS
Morgan Stanley's inaugural participation in annual Earth Hour event raising awareness about climate change
Through Continuous commissioning technology
Installation of continuous commissioning technology optimizes infrastructure performance at 1585
Broadway (New York headquarters), 522 5th Avenue and Purchase, New York locations
Carbon Disclosure Leadership
Awarded third highest placement in the S&P 500 Carbon Disclosure Leadership index
Platinum & gold LEED Building certification
One Indiabulls Center in Mumbai receives LEED Platinum certification
Commerce Center in Hong Kong receives LEED Gold certification
522 5th Avenue, New York receives LEED Gold certification
Otemachi Financial City, Tokyo receives LEED Gold certification
Installation of 250 kW natural gas fuel cell provides clean power at Purchase, New York location
GLOBAL CARBON NEUTRALITY AND RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY
Public commitment to achieve 100% carbon neutrality across global operations, 100% renewable electricity and 20% energy
reduction globally by 2022
Sustainability at Work
Launch of firmwide “Sustainability at Work” program
100% of U.K. operations business waste diverted from landfill
of renewable solar power
Installation of 1.8 MW solar array provides renewable power at Somerset, New Jersey data center
Sustainability at Work
Enhancement of Sustainability at Work with bigger and bolder targets increases the ambition, scale and
environmental benefit of the program
DELIVERING NEW MUMBAI CAMPUS
Green lease for a new Mumbai tower will adhere to sustainability business operation targets
Daytime Electrical Demand
Installation of ice storage system at our 522 5th Avenue, New York location reduces daytime electrical
demand and decreases electric utility grid stress
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