16000台「氣候友善」ATM 美國銀行往碳中和邁進 | 台灣環境資訊協會-環境資訊中心

16000台「氣候友善」ATM 美國銀行往碳中和邁進

2016年09月28日
摘譯自2016年9月19日ENS美國,北卡羅萊納州,夏洛特報導;姜唯編譯;蔡麗伶審校

美國銀行(Bank of America)本月宣示將往「碳中和」(carbon neutral)邁進,在2020年前做到100%以再生能源為電力來源,並將在4700家分行和1萬6000台ATM實行氣候友善措施。

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美國銀行(Bank of America)圖片來源:Mike Mozart(CC BY 2.0)

美國銀行為其溫室氣體排放設定了範疇1和範疇2的目標。範疇1指的是所有直接排放,範疇2是來自於輸入電力、熱或蒸汽而造成間接之溫室氣體排放。

美國銀行表示,將在2020年前讓全球各個營運據點達到減排50%、節電40%和節水45%。

此外,美國銀行已經加入「氣候組織」(The Climate Group)與全球「碳揭露專案」(CDP)共同發起的RE100行動,並承諾100%購買再生電力。

「解決氣候變遷等全球性問題,轉型永續、低碳,需要團結合作、創新和投資。」美國銀行副董事長Anne Finucane說。

Finucane說,根據去年的成功經驗以及總計1250億美金的環境商業計劃資金,美國銀行有信心能達成這個新目標。

從2010到2015年,美國銀行主要透過能源效率改善計畫、空間整合和低碳電網減少碳排達37%。為達到碳中和,美國銀行將持續提升能源效率、擴大保育工作規模、100%購買綠電並且實施碳補償。

同時美國銀行也正在改善其資料中心的碳足跡,以協助達成碳中和,減少能源和水的消耗。能源效率方面,美國銀行開始實施多個改善計畫,包括在2016年內升級900間金融中心的照明。

這是美國銀行首次宣布量化的供應鏈減排目標。

美國銀行最近加入美國能源部的「工作場所充電挑戰賽」。參加的公司必須在停車場設置電動車充電設備,讓員工可利用電動車通勤。這讓原有的員工電動車補助金計畫更有吸引力。

「要解決這個全球性問題,公部門和私部門的參與非常重要。透過加入RE100和設置2020年100%綠電的目標,美國銀行展現出對環境的承諾。一家公司能對環境做出顯著的貢獻,但是團結合作更重要,我們相信美國銀行將起示範作用,帶動其他公司跟進。」氣候組織執行董事Amy Davidsen說。

Bank of America Goes Carbon Neutral
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, September 19, 2016 (ENS)

Bank of America today pledged to go carbon neutral, and to use 100 percent renewable electricity by the year 2020. The bank says it will manage facilities that support its 4,700 retail financial centers and 16,000 ATMs for protection of the climate.

The bank has set the goal of achieving carbon neutrality for Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions. Scope 1 covers all direct emissions, while Scope 2 covers indirect emissions from consumption of purchased electricity, heat or steam.

Bank of America says it will work to reduce location-based greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent, energy use by 40 percent, and water use by 45 percent in its operations across the globe by 2020.

In addition, Bank of America has committed to purchasing 100 percent renewable electricity and has joined RE100, a global initiative led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP and part of the We Mean Business Take Action campaign.

“Addressing global issues like climate change and the transition to a sustainable and low-carbon future takes collaboration, innovation and investment,” said Anne Finucane, vice chairman, Bank of America.

She said the bank’s new commitments build on the success of the company’s 2015 operations goals and the deployment of its $125 billion environmental business initiative.

From 2010 to 2015, the company reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 37 percent, primarily through implementing energy efficiency projects, consolidating space and leveraging a less carbon-intensive grid. To achieve carbon neutrality, the bank will continue to scale its energy efficiency and conservation efforts, purchase 100 percent renewable electricity, and utilize carbon offsets.

The company is modernizing its data center footprint to support the carbon neutrality, energy reduction and water reduction goals.

Additionally, the bank recently purchased Texas-based wind power for the company’s Texas data centers. This represents nearly half of statewide electricity purchases and will contribute five percentage points toward the 2020 carbon neutral goal.

The bank also is implementing a wide variety of energy efficiency programs, such as lighting upgrades planned for 900 financial centers in 2016.

Bank of America for the first time announced quantitative goals to address emissions in its supply chain.

The bank recently joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Workplace Charging Challenge,” through which participating companies commit to add charging stations for electric vehicles in their parking facilities, enabling employees to expand low-carbon commuting options.

This complements an existing bank program that encourages employees to purchase electric vehicles by reimbursing a portion of the cost for the electric vehicle or charger.

“It is critical the public and private sector continue to do their part to help find solutions to this global issue,” said Amy Davidsen, executive director, U.S., The Climate Group. “Bank of America continues to demonstrate its commitment to the environment by joining RE100 with a goal to reach 100 percent renewable electricity by 2020. One company can make a significant and positive impact on the environment, but collective action is key, and we believe Bank of America will inspire more to follow suit.”

※ 全文及圖片詳見:ENS

作者

姜唯

如果有一件事是重要的,如果能為孩子實現一個願望,那就是人類與大自然和諧共存。

蔡麗伶(LiLing Barricman)

In my healing journey and learning to attain the breath awareness, I become aware of the reality that all the creatures of the world are breathing the same breath. Take action, here and now. From my physical being to the every corner of this out of balance's planet.