TD Bank Financial Group's operations in Canada, the U.S. and other international locations are now carbon neutral, one of the few banks in the world to reach such a plateau.
The bank, which first announced its plans in 2008, has worked to improve efficiency and performance in its energy policy through a mix of carbon credits, use of renewable energy, retrofitted lighting, upgraded data centers and new heating and cooling systems.
Since 2009, TD has been purchasing energy certificates equivalent to the electricity consumed by the bank's operations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island plus its network of 2,700 Green Machine banking terminals.
In the U.S., TD Bank is purchasing renewable energy certificates equivalent to 100 percent of its energy use this year.
The bank's future green and sustainability projects include flexible workspace, LEED certifications for building designs and rooftop renewable energy generation on local branches.