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  • 1. CREdit SuiSSE GRoup (SwitzERland) Energy and Materials Report 2005
  • 2. Contents Management Summary 3 Real Estate Management at Credit Suisse Group (Switzerland) 6 Environmental Management System 8 Energy and Water 10 Energy Model: New Universal Target Agreement 13 Energy Portfolio Analysis 15 Waste and Materials 16 Chemicals, Coolants and Extinguishing Agents 18 Communication and Training 20 Glossary 22
  • 3. Management Summary In 2004, Credit Suisse Group developed One path in this strategy is optimizing Another path on the route to greenhouse a new sustainability strategy. For the area operations in the company’s physical gas neutrality is the substitution of energy of in-house environmental management, premises. A core element in this regard types. Operational optimization measures striving for greenhouse gas neutrality has is a new tool to quantify energy consump- often have a positive impact on costs, been defined as the main objective. The tion, thereby providing the means to con- and the resulting savings can be re- first step in that direction was the formu- duct an energy portfolio analysis. It will invested, for example, in products with lation of a multi-level strategy which, in thus be possible to depict the energy sustainable added value. In this area, 2006, focuses on achieving greenhouse footprint of each building. This strategic Credit Suisse Group purchased 7.41 gas neutrality for all operations within tool can be used to identify the properties GWh of certified renewable power in Switzerland (including air travel). Green- with the greatest need for improvement. 2005, making it the second-largest con- house gas neutrality for all operations On-site visits will provide closer inspec- sumer of renewable power in Switzer- group-wide is scheduled to be incremen- tion of selected buildings and promising land. This represents more than 4 per- tally achieved by 2012 at the latest. improvement measures will be proposed. cent of the total power consumption of Credit Suisse Group in Switzerland. 3
  • 4. Energy Consumption trends almost 2 percent. Electricity made up on a structured analysis process to as- In 2005, there was a noticeable consoli- about three quarters of this total. The sess which properties have the greatest dation in employee office utilization. This increase in total energy costs is due need for improvement in reducing energy was the result of a 2-percent reduction in primarily to significantly higher oil and consumption and the analysis in turn in- net office space utilization and a 7-per- gas prices. Heating costs rose by about volves an on-site energy audit. cent increase in the number of Credit 1 million CHF, while expenditure on Suisse Group employees in Switzerland electricity was reduced by 0.2 million The Zurich-based bulk energy consumer occupying buildings operated by MIBAG. CHF and water by as much as 0.3 mil- association “Energie-Modell Zürich” final- lion CHF. ized a new universal target agreement Total energy consumption increased from during 2005. In terms of this agreement, 273 GWh in 2004 to 277 GWh in 2005, Main areas of Focus in 2005 Credit Suisse Group will be assessed ac- of which 173 GWh result from electricity In 2005 Credit Suisse Group, together cording to energy efficiency targets and and 104 GWh from heating. with MIBAG, developed a tool to catego- reduced CO2 fuel intensity. This energy rize the company’s buildings in terms of efficiency certification must be effected Overall energy costs rose by 0.5 million their energy profile. The application is by Credit Suisse on an annual basis. CHF to 30.2 million CHF, an increase of termed energy portfolio analysis. It relies Changes to Federal legislation on chem- icals resulted in a range of implementa- tion provisions, which came into effect on Mandate base data 2003 2004 2005 Change 2004–2005 August 1, 2005. The changes, for ex- Number of buildings/portions of buildings 406 392 382 –3% ample the labeling of chemicals with new Surface (m2 ECF) 1 383 672 1 362 891 1 339 500 –2% warning symbols in place of the old poi- Number of employees (in 100% positions) 1) 20 967 20 113 21 604 7% son classifications, required adjustments m2 ECF/employee (100% positions) 66 67.8 62 –9% in the database. The specialists and line managers affected at Credit Suisse The number of employees refers only to buildings in the MIBAG mandate 1) Group, MIBAG and external partners have received intensive training in the absolute volumes unit 2003 2004 2005 Change (rounded off) 2004–2005 new chemical legislation. Total energy consumption GWh 279 273 277 1% – Power GWh 174 168 173 3% The Environmental & Energy Services – Heating GWh 105 105 104 –1% team at MIBAG has been expanded with Water m3 634 000 582 000 606 000 4% the addition of further skilled personnel, Waste t 6 060 5 595 5 594 0% especially in the field of building control Chemicals l 87 500 95 200 101 500 7% systems. Coolant lost kg 563 469 538 15% Extinguishing agents lost kg 0 0 768 absolute energy consumption 300 8000 7000 250 6000 200 Energy (GWh) HDD (Zurich) 5000 150 4000 3000 100 2000 50 1000 0 0 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 n Total n Power n Heating HDD (right scale) 4
  • 5. Credit Suisse Group adapted its power the specialist unit serve as the global Validation by SGS mix a few years ago in favor of electricity competence center for managing and from certified renewable sources (also coordinating the international operational “We have examined the data concept under- termed “green power”). In the year under ecology activities of the company. This lying the data and evaluations as well review, the company increased its con- office will have to work closely with spe- as the accuracy of the claims in the current sumption of green power certified under cialists and line managers in the major report and, where necessary, reviewed the naturemade star label by more than international centers. the evidence. According to our assessment, 6.5 GWh compared to 2004, resulting in the report provides an accurate reflection a total of 7.41 GWh. MIBAG’s Environmental & Energy Ser- of the effective conditions and the operation- vices team will undertake an energy audit al environment pertaining to Credit Suisse outlook for approximately thirty buildings in order Group (Switzerland) properties managed by Within the framework of the new One to determine building-specific potential for MIBAG.” Bank strategy at Credit Suisse Group, improvement. This operational optimiza- there has also been a reorganization of tion is one of a range of measures de- SGS the duties and responsibilities in the area signed to achieve the targets in the new Société Générale de Surveillance SA of operational environmental manage- Energie-Modell Zürich universal target July 2006, Dr Erhard Hug ment. One innovation will see the head of agreement. Key figures for energy and water 1) unit 2003 2004 2005 Change 2004–2005 Power per surface unit kWh/m2 ECF 126 123 129 5% Power per employee kWh/MS 8 322 8 349 7 990 –4% Heating per surface unit (effective) kWh/m2 ECF 76 77 78 1% Heating per surface unit kWh/m2 ECF 78 79 75 –5% (HDD-adjusted to 1998) Heating degree days (Zurich) HDD 3 372 3 324 3 484 5% Water per surface unit l/m2 ECF * year 458 427 452 6% Waste kg/MS 293 278 259 –7% In accordance with VfU 2005 methodology, concerning property managed by MIBAG 1) Specific energy and water consumption 160 500 450 140 400 Energy (kWh/m2 ECF) 120 Water (l/m2 ECF) 350 100 300 80 250 200 60 150 40 100 20 50 0 0 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 n Power n Effective heating n Heating HDD-corrected Water (right scale) 5
  • 6. Real Estate Management at Credit Suisse Group (Switzerland) For the purposes of this report, the phrase “Credit Suisse Group” shall al- ways designate the full scope of the MIBAG mandate. Scope of the Report This report describes and analyzes the environmental aspects of the 382 Credit Suisse Group (Switzerland) properties throughout the year, including the head- quarters of Winterthur Insurance and the training center in Diessenhofen. The re- port does not cover the regional offices and agencies of Winterthur, Credit Suisse Group ATMs, or properties newly occu- pied or released. In terms of content, the MIBAG mandate has the same scope as in the previous years. Changes in Relation to 2004 The space utilization strategy aims to concentrate on larger buildings and has resulted in a reduction in the number of buildings under management for the fourth year in a row. Thirteen buildings or portions of buildings have been eliminated while three new buildings have been add- ed to the portfolio. This is equivalent to a reduction of 3 percent in the overall port- folio. The effective reduction in surface area was a little less (2 percent) because some of the eliminated properties were smaller buildings. The current surface area The Corporate Real Estate & Services under management in the 382 buildings unit is responsible for the management amounts to 1.34 million square meters of of Credit Suisse Group premises used for energy-consuming floor space (ECF). operational purposes in Switzerland. The core responsibilities of this unit embrace For the first time since 2002, the com- all aspects relating to buildings and of- pany has seen an increase in the number fices as well as all construction projects, of full-time positions. The total of 21,604 which are coordinated by the property full-time employees represents an in- managers. Operational ecology and en- crease of 7 percent in relation to 2004. ergy issues are handled in collaboration with representatives from the internal data Capture specialist unit for operational environ- The data capture tools in use continue to mental management and energy. be effective. The central recording of en- ergy figures generates a significant array Credit Suisse Group (Switzerland) has a of data, and it was once again possible to property management contract with reduce the proportion of estimated data. MIBAG, which is responsible for operat- 97 percent of heating data was based on ing and maintaining the company’s build- effective usage in the year under review. ings. A core function contained in this For the first time, the data capture team contract is the production of an annual also handled power records and in this report covering the relevant energy and category a full 99.5 percent of data was materials consumption (i. e. the present based on effective usage, representing a report). very high level. 6
  • 7. Environmental assessment In assessing the contribution to climate nificantly and data quality has improved An environmental assessment was con- change, the impact of ozone-depleting further. ducted to establish the environmental substances also increased strongly, rep- n The new portfolio analysis procedure impact and volume ratios of the individual resenting 12.2 percent of the total. How- to assess buildings in environmental components. The study took the form of ever, heating continues to dominate with terms has been successfully deployed an environmental performance evaluation an impact ratio of 50.3 percent due to in the assessment process. using the methodology of environmental the high contribution of oil and gas as n Due to the addition of further skilled impact points and the contribution to cli- energy sources. The increased propor- personnel the Environment & Energy mate change calculated in terms of CO2 tion of green power has also reduced Services Team at MIBAG was able to equivalents. the impact of power in this category, increase its field of competence sig- showing a drop compared to 2004. nificantly. An examination of the environmental im- Power now only represents 34.3 percent pact points (see graph) shows that power of the total, followed by waste and water, weaknesses has the largest impact at 55.5 percent. A both of which make up a negligible pro- n Although already well established, the comparison of the environmental per- portion in this category. data capture tool could not be fully formance evaluations for 2004 and 2005 adjusted as desired. shows that the relative amount repre- Strengths sented by power has fallen by about 6 n Further efforts in the area of chemicals next Steps percent, despite an overall 3 percent in- have resulted in the standardization of n Energy audits will be effected, based crease in consumption. This is due to the product names and the product catalog on the new portfolio analysis proce- strong increase in the proportion of green has been significantly reduced. dure. power utilized. However, it must be noted n Central data capture and management n The Energy and Materials Report will that the reduction of the impact of elec- has increased the scope of data sig- be extended to cover the international trical power by 16 percent compared to property portfolio. 2004 is also a function of the increased impact of ozone-depleting substances Environmental impact 1) (Environmental impact points EIP ’97, change compared to 2004) which rose by 21.6 percent. The biggest impact in this category was halon. During Ozone-depleting Power 55.5% (–16%) the reporting year there was an acciden- substances 21.6% (+21%) tal release of halon due to leakage. Halon has up to ten times the depleting effect on ozone per kilogram of coolant R12 Waste 5.5% (–1%) and up to one hundred times the effect per kilogram of R134a. Current legisla- Water/sewerage 3.8% (–1%) tion allows the deployment of halon for fire-fighting purposes in existing facilities Heating 13.6% (–3%) for the interim. The very high impact of this specific incident has shifted the weighting of the other components in the environmental performance evaluation. Contribution to climate change 1) (CO2-equivalents defined by VfU 2005, change compared to 2004) Heating represents 13.6 percent of the total followed by waste at 5.5 percent Ozone-depleting Power 34.3% (–5%) and water at 3.8 percent. substances 12.2% (+10%) Waste 2.5% (0%) Water/sewerage 0.7% (0%) Heating 50.3% (–5%) Based on presumed power mix: 60% hydroelectric power, 20% nuclear power, 20% imported power (UCTE) 1) 7
  • 8. Environmental Management System In 1997, Credit Suisse Group was the On the basis of annual monitoring audits, first bank internationally to receive ISO the external certification agencies have 14001 certification for its environmental reaffirmed the ISO 14001 conformity of management system, which since has the environmental management systems been steadily further developed. The of Credit Suisse Group and MIBAG re- environmental management system con- spectively in 2005. trols the allocation of responsibilities, procedures and guidelines necessary to Credit Suisse Group and MIBAG have implement the company’s operational en- developed and implemented a collabora- vironmental policy. tive model within the framework of oper- ational environmental management. In ISO 14001 certification was awarded to terms of this collaboration, MIBAG’s En- MIBAG (the external company respon- vironmental & Energy Services team sible for property management) in 2003. serves as the interface between Credit This enabled a more systematic incor- Suisse Group and the line organization at poration of environmental issues into MIBAG. In addition, the working group the processes and activities of MIBAG, “Caterer & Umwelt” is responsible for which in turn benefited the environmen- the coordination of the restaurant pro- tal management system at Credit Suisse viders in terms of their operational ecol- Group. ogy activities. Organization of Environmental Management Credit Suisse Group Environmental objectives and implementation environmental guidelines programs Specialist units and line management Defined in mandate Defined in coordination management at Credit Environmental policy contract meetings between Credit Suisse Group and Greenhouse gas Suisse Group and MIBAG MIBAG, external providers neutrality strategy Monitoring and audits Energy and Materials Report, audits, property master data sheets Conformity with Environmental Legislation (Legal Compliance) In terms of the ISO14001 re-certification which apply to operational procedures are process for Credit Suisse Group in known and followed and any disparities 2006, MIBAG has been mandated to audit are actively addressed. In 2006, MIBAG’s compliance with environmental legisla- Environmental & Energy Services Team will tion in Credit Suisse Group properties used assess approximately 80 buildings using a for operational purposes in Switzerland. comprehensive checklist and compile a In detail, this audit will make sure that the report detailing the outcomes and necessary environmental laws and ordinances corrective measures. 8
  • 9. The head of the specialist unit for opera- Strengths tional environmental management and n The specialist units and line manage- the officer responsible for the specialist ment affected are informed in advance energy unit at Credit Suisse Group meet of changes to environmental legisla- at regular intervals with MIBAG to coor- tion and of the impact relevant to dinate and define the program of mea- them. sures required to ensure the compliance with the annual targets. The program is weaknesses implemented via projects and training n It was not possible to increase the courses. The coordination meetings are number of training courses. also used to discuss the implementation status and, where necessary, to make next Steps adjustments. n Re-certification of Credit Suisse Group for ISO 14001 in 2006. The Environmental & Energy Services n Re-certification of MIBAG for ISO team at MIBAG is responsible for moni- 14001 in 2006. toring and managing the flows of energy and materials at the individual properties. In addition, the team is also responsible Environmental taxes for achieving the targets defined in the contract with Credit Suisse Group. The From the Energy and Materials Report 2004 Narrow Definitions vs. General Environ- team supports and audits the responsible […] the Federal Council decided to initiate a mental taxes operational specialist units and line man- CO2 incentive tax on fossil fuels from January Narrowly defined environmental taxes are agement as well as external suppliers. 2006. The proposed tax will be at the rate of designed to achieve some specific form 35 CHF per ton of CO2. […] of environmental protection, e. g. the capacity- The effective consumption of energy linked levy on heavy goods vehicles (LSAV/ (power, heating and water) and materials In the spring session of 2006, the National RPLP) or the levy on volatile organic (waste products, chemicals, coolants, Council voted against the introduction of compounds (VOC/COV). General environ- etc.) is recorded and analyzed. This data a climate tax on fuels and instead supported a mental taxes, however, target aspects serves as the basis for the annual Energy CO2 tax. In the first phase of launching the which affect the environment but are not in- and Materials Report and is the foun- new tax, it will be levied at a rate of 12 CHF troduced explicitly to improve environmental dation for determining optimization mea- per ton of CO2 or 0.03 CHF per liter of quality. Their application is intended to sures. heating oil. If CO2 emissions have not reduced achieve other ends. One example of this is by 15% by 2010 (i. e. below the level for the tax on gasoline. Half of the revenue 2005 was once again characterized by 1990), the tax will be raised to 36 CHF per collected is dedicated to road maintenance project-oriented cooperation between ton or 0.09 CHF per liter of heating oil. and the rest is allocated to the general Credit Suisse Group and MIBAG. Focus The revenue raised via the tax will be refunded expenditure budget. areas for the year included the new ordi- in full to the population and the economy. nances for waste pro
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