Why does a Financial Services Company Focus on the Environment?

Apr 21, 2017 11:10 AM ET
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Business relies on natural resources to operate — from the energy and water needed to run our buildings, to the minerals used to manufacture our computers. The sustainability of our business is linked to the planet’s sustainability. 

In the U.S., we welcome one person every 13 seconds into our country (taking birth, mortality and migration figures into account). We act to help preserve the earth’s resources to support that growth through impactful initiatives, greening our supply chain, minimizing our operational impact, and raising environmental awareness among our 7,000 employees. These efforts have been nationally recognized and in 2015 and 2016, we were listed on Newsweek’s Green Rankings, moving from number 78 to 33.

Reductions support operational efficiency

  • Total energy usage reduced by 39%
  • Paper consumption reduced by 70%
  • Landfill waste reduced by 62%
  • Total cost savings from paper, energy and carmile reductions: $22M 

From Voya's 2015 CR Report