Ten Years of Sustainable Operations at Bloomberg
Today, Bloomberg’s sustainability initiatives are built into our everyday lives at work. Our coffee cups are compostable. Lights and screens shut down when not in use. Our printers default to double-sided printing, and most office paper has recycled content. But just ten years ago, our global offices looked very different.
By identifying areas of opportunity across the company to decrease our environmental impact, we’ve been able to make our company more efficient and resilient, while transforming our culture and avoiding $116 million in operating costs.
With the publication of our tenth annual Impact Report, Bloomberg is taking stock of our progress and the work still left to do, while sharing our experiences to encourage other companies to adopt sustainable practices as well.
Below are just a few of our sustainable operations milestones from the past ten years. To see the full breadth of our climate efforts over the past decade read the full report here.
2008: Global “Lights Out” implementation
2012: Waste-to-energy programs implemented in New York and London
2016: Introduction of badge-swipe printing to reduce non-essential print jobs
2011: PC sleep implemented globally
2012: First electric-car charger installed at New Jersey campus
2014: 75th infrastructure project completed
2009: First LEED project in Asia: Tokyo (Gold)
2014: Three LEED Platinum certifications, including the company’s first in Africa
2017: Bloomberg moves into new EMEA headquarters in London, certified BREEAM Outstanding
2012: First on-site solar projects completed in Princeton and San Francisco
2017: First wind project completed in Hidalgo, Texas
2018: Two wind PPA projects completed: Arkwright, N.Y., and HillTopper, Illinois
Learn more about how we drive sustainable innovation in our 2018 Impact Report.