Published 7/29/11
Published 7/29/11
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The Real Estate and Logistics Department has introduced a total cost approach to its projects and investments that allows it to factor in the environmental impact of its activities. It is especially involved in setting up and monitoring environmental certifications, optimizing energy consumption and ensuring building accessibility.

Set-up and monitoring of certifications

For the purpose of managing its buildings and offices, Natixis chose to occupy buildings whose design and operation guarantee optimal environmental performance. The bank works in 12 certified buildings (HQE([1]), BBC([2]), HPE([3]) or BREEAM([4]) certifications), covering a total surface area of 136,346 m2.

After receiving ISO 14001 certification for the management of its buildings over several years, the Real Estate and Logistics Department (DIL) launched itsDIL Progress” label in 2017. This specifically covers the DILs commitments in terms of building works, property and data center management, and security, across all business lines.

([1])           HQE: French “high environmental quality” standard.

([2])           BBC: French “low-energy building” standard.

([3])           HPE: French “high energy efficiency” standard.

([4])           BREEAM: Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method.

Building accessibility

The Real Estate and Logistics Department implements Natixis’ disability policy and carries out various projects aimed at promoting the employment of disabled persons by adapting working conditions to their needs.

Managing resource consumption

The Real Estate and Logistics Department ensures optimum resource management by closely managing the various resources used: energy (electricity, heating and cooling utilities), water and paper.

     2018     2017     2016

Total paper consumption in tons

266     350 520

Energy consumption of buildings in MWh

56,022 56,806  57,397
Total water consumption in m3 77,642  72,649 74,217

 Natixis has optimized the energy consumption of its buildings for several years with the roll-out of various measures :

  • A re-lamping policy with the use of LED light bulbs;
  • Installation of motion sensor lighting systems;
  • Heating and cooling systems that give greater consideration to temperatures outside the building.

Combining these measures with efforts to raise employee awareness of “eco-gestures” has been steadily reducing energy consumption in Natixis buildings since 2010.

2018 Key event : New Paris Climate Action Partnership

Following on from the commitment undertaken in 2015, Natixis signed a new Paris Climate Action agreement in October 2018. Natixis thus intends to take part in sustainable development goals (SDG) consistent with the French capital’s Climate Plan. In addition, the bank has set a target to reduce the energy consumption of its buildings in the Paris region by 30% between 2010 and 2020.