We recognize the significance of the environmental challenges facing our clients, employees, shareholders, and the communities we serve. We also acknowledge the responsibility to our clients, employees, and shareholders to better understand and reduce our environmental impact.
In the near term, we plan to assess the impact of our office and branch operations and fully understand the extent of our carbon emissions with the goal of establishing reduction targets and goals. We aim to achieve these targets by improving energy efficiency in our buildings, promoting employee ride-sharing, supplying additional Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations for our employees and clients, and further investing in remote conferencing technologies that reduce the demand for business travel.
Our efforts to reduce our environmental impact are yielding successful results. For example, simply by shredding, recycling, and facilitating paperless transactions, we have saved: