of occupied offices
are ISO 14001 certified
increase in scope of environmental reporting
to include all owned offices globally
Across every Invesco office, we carefully manage our operational activities with a focus on using natural resources wisely, increasing efficiencies wherever possible and providing a safe and healthy workplace for employees and visitors. This is the foundation of our environmental, health and safety (EHS) management approach.
As part of our commitment to reduce our impact on the environment and ensure the health and safety of employees, contractors and office visitors, in 2021 Invesco updated our Global Corporate Occupational Health and Safety Policy and our Global Corporate Carbon Emissions and Environmental Policy. It articulates our ambitions to:
- Deliver all work activities in a safe and environmentally-sustainable manner to protect the environment and prevent pollution while supporting the successful growth of our business.
- Promote energy efficiency and avoidance of waste, including through appropriate conservation measures in the design and use of buildings and equipment.
- Procure 100 percent renewable electricity in the buildings we operate where practicable.
- Comply with all applicable compliance obligations.
- Implement waste management and minimization practices through the hierarchy approach; reduce, reuse, and recycle, energy recovery and disposal.
- Utilize Invesco’s Procurement Policy that establishes ESG matters as a specific selection criterion in the vendor selection process.
- Reduce emissions arising from energy and transport use.
- Implement ISO 14001 standards of sustainability and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in the spaces we occupy and achieve a certification where practicable.
In 2021 we increased the scope of our environmental reporting boundary by 65 percent to include all owned offices in our global corporate properties’ portfolio. Having a more accurate measurement of our environmental impact across offices will help us deliver on our commitments and drive environmental performance in the areas of energy use, GHG emissions, water consumption and waste production.
Further, we recognize the need to set global targets to reduce our environmental impact, then continuously implement opportunities to achieve them. Progress against our targets is reviewed on an annual basis by Invesco’s senior management.
2021 Global environmental targets
|Reduce our energy use and emissions output in line with Science Based Targets (SBTs) by 4.2% year-on-year and by 46% by 2030||10% Scope 1, 2 and 3 (location-based) reduction against 2020
23% Scope 1, 2 and 3 (location-based) reduction against the 2019 baseline year
|Retain Global ISO 14001: 2015 Certification||Annual third-party continuous assessments complete, with zero noncompliances raised globally|
|Continue to offset corporate air and rail travel emissions||Annual corporate travel offset completed, offsetting 8,649 tonnes CO2e|
|Engage in and support a minimum of two environmental and community events and initiatives per year||Complete|
Global Corporate Properties Director
Global Operations Director, Facilities
Global Health, Safety and Environmental Manager
Local Environment Management Representative
Global Health, Safety and Environment Manager
Our Environmental Management System (EMS) serves as a framework for how we manage our environmental impact at our Henley, London, Dublin, Frankfurt, Toronto, Atlanta, Houston, New York, Charlottetown, Downers Grove and Hyderabad offices around the world. Our EMS meets ISO 14001 requirements, which signifies a commitment to quality and good business practices, and other relevant compliance obligations, and is assured by the British Standards Institute through continuing assessments on an annual basis, with recertification audits taking place every three years. We also conduct an annual internal review of our EMS at both the global and location levels. These environmental assessments take into consideration risks, opportunities and compliance obligations associated with environmental aspects. Results from reviews are used to identify the areas for improvement and environmental control procedures.
To ensure the effective management and continuous improvement of Invesco’s EMS, we assigned operational EMS responsibilities to Corporate Properties, supported by local facilities teams and subcontracted services. Invesco also uses an independent consultant S2 Partnership Ltd. and its IT operating platform RiskWise to perform audits in all facilities around the world for safety risk and to ensure that our operations are in line with local regulations and international best practices. In 2021, 99.52 percent of our risks were controlled.
Invesco is building a new global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia to open in 2022. The building will be LEED Silver, and the Invesco square footage is aspiring to obtain both LEED Platinum and WELL Platinum certification. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership in construction and design. WELL certified buildings also include features that impact human health and well-being, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. Buildings meeting these requirements operate to a higher standard of environmental sustainability than conventional buildings.
Included in our owned properties is a building in Henley, England, which is powered by 100 percent renewable energy from sources that include solar panels and landfill gas. The facility also has three 7kW electric vehicle (EV) chargers, two 22kW EV chargers, onsite PV panels and energy-efficient windows in the employee gym. In Dublin, Ireland, our LEED Platinum facility features 100 percent renewable energy, rainwater harvesting and water reduction fixtures, PV panels and tenant submetering for accurate consumption data.
To further operate responsibly and to continuously reduce our impact on the environment, Invesco prioritizes leasing office space in green buildings. While we have limited control on energy procurement in our leased offices, we work with our landlords to encourage them to buy green energy whenever possible. Our leased offices meet the following certifications:
- Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. (Peachtree)—LEED Silver
- Dallas, Texas, U.S.—LEED Silver
- Denver, Colorado, U.S.—LEED Gold
- Dublin, Ireland—LEED Platinum
- Frankfurt, Germany—LEED Gold
- Henley, England—100 percent renewable energy
- Houston, Texas, U.S.—LEED Silver
- Hyderabad, India—LEED Platinum
- New York, New York, U.S.—LEED Gold
- Vancouver, B.C., Canada—LEED Gold and BOMA
Energy Star certified buildings:
- Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
- Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
- Dallas, Texas, U.S.
- Denver, Colorado, U.S.
- Downers Grove, Illinois, U.S.
- New York, New York, U.S.
- Newport Beach, California, U.S.
- San Francisco, California, U.S.
- Toronto, Canada
- Washington D.C., U.S.