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IFC Footprint Commitment

IFC Footprint Commitment > Protecting the Environment 

Protecting the Environment

 

IFC is committed to reducing the impact on the environment from our day-to-day operations. Three achievements reflect upon this commitment:

 

  • Carbon Neutrality:  We are carbon neutral for all internal corporate operations and we were the first of all UN agencies and multilateral development banks to achieve this. Read more about our Carbon Neutrality Commitment here (PDF).
  • LEED Platinum Certification:  In 2010, our headquarters building was the first building in Washington, D.C. to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Certification for Existing Buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
  • Environmental Excellence Award:  IFC won the 2010 “DC Mayor's Environmental Excellence Award” for “Outstanding Achievement by a Large Business”.

 

Learn more about our activities in the following areas:

 

Energy: Reducing our energy use is an essential effort in mitigating the environmental impacts of our day-to-day operations.  Learn more...

 

Travel:  Face-to-face interaction is an essential part of doing business with IFC clients and is an important part of staff orientation and training.  However, due to air travel’s contribution to environmental issues, IFC is taking steps to provide alternatives to air travel.  Learn more...

 

Waste and Recycling:  Many efforts have been put in place at IFC to minimize the amount of waste we send to the landfill. Learn more...

 

Paper and Printing:  At IFC, we look at both the environmental criteria of the paper products we buy, as well as ways to reduce the amount we print and use. Learn more...

 

Water: Clean water scarcity is a major environmental issue in many parts of the world. IFC is taking steps to reduce our water use.  Learn more...

 

Procurement:   IFC's goal is to choose environmentally and socially responsible products and services for our daily operations. Learn more...

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