Each year, Computershare's Sustainability team organises a Green Office Challenge, giving employees across the globe the chance to take part in environmental initiatives, either in the office or across the wider community.
'How Green is Your Office' was our sixth Green Office Challenge. In September 2015, offices were asked to undertake an audit of their environmental credentials by completing a standard scorecard. There were 42 measures across four key categories of energy, transportation, water and waste. Offices could mark a measure completed, in progress, not started or impossible. An example of something 'impossible' is introducing a car-share process in Hong Kong – as everyone travels to work using public transport.
Once the baseline scores had been established, offices had a clear view of where they were performing well and where they had the opportunity to improve their metrics. Over the next five months, locations were encouraged to undertake activities to increase their score.
Offices were grouped into three categories of 'owned office' 'sole tenant office' and 'multi-tenant' office and competed against each other for the prizes on offer – with an overall global achievement prize on offer for the office with the best set of overall metrics.
Use the tiles on the right to see an overview of our sustainability achievements in each region.