CMC’s key environmental impacts relate to running its global offices, data centres and business travel.
The running of data centres accounts for the majority of the Group’s electricity usage and CMC continues to look for opportunities to improve their efficiency and performance.
CMC is also mindful of the environmental impact of each of its global offices and has a clear preference for energy efficient rated office buildings. We engage with all the building management teams to continuously strive to increase sustainability.
The Sydney office is the world’s first ever building to be awarded the top WELL Building Institute certification, at Platinum level, for the building’s features, which were certified and monitored as positively impacting the health of people who live, work, and learn in them. CMC has chosen to seek to match this impressive result by targeting a similar six star Green Star rating for the office fit-out in the building by adopting environmentally sustainable design and construction, innovation in sustainable building practices, consideration for occupational health, productivity and reducing its ongoing energy and similar operational costs.
CMC is committed to:
Case Study: Greenhouse Gas emissions
CMC has well established waste management initiatives in place to effectively reduce its carbon footprint, including management and reduction of waste, which have been implemented across the organisation. All paper, cardboard waste, aluminium cans and plastics waste is recycled, working with registered waste disposal contractors with regard to relevant waste legislation.
CMC provides the facilities within its offices to allow employees to engage in sustainable activities by providing bicycle storage, along with shower and changing facilities, allowing as many people as possible to travel to work in an environmentally friendly and healthier manner. In addition to this, UK employees have access to the Cycle to Work Scheme.
Following the move to a flexible work environment, CMC embarked on a Global workstation replacement programme, replacing each desktop computer with a laptop. In order to reduce waste and support our local community the Group pledged to donate all surplus equipment to local educational bodies and community groups. Resulting in around 300 PC's being recycled in the London Office alone - and more through our other offices worldwide.
CMC operates a managed print solution to help control paper usage, this slashes the volume of unclaimed printouts, ensuring users release print jobs at the point of printing. Print jobs enter a virtual queue and can only be released once the user authenticates themselves at the machine using a swipe card.
Introduction of reusable cups for all employees in the UK, Australia, Germany and Austria offices, which eliminated disposable cup usage in those offices, thereby reducing consumption by approximately 300,000 per year. Therefore moving to a more sustainable solution which reduces CMC’s environmental impact.
CMC Markets Sydney also took the pledge to remove ‘Single Use Items’ within the office and is included on the Signatories list Single-use items | Sustainable Destination Partnership