Our Commitments: Environmental Impact | Capital One


Our Climate Journey

Download Capital One's latest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report.

Sustainability Overview

Capital One is committed to continuously improving the environmental sustainability of our business, and we recognize the wide-ranging impact that climate change will have on the world. We are focused on embedding climate-related considerations throughout our strategy and risk management. We are supplying solutions that our customers and communities will need to thrive in an economy aligned with the goals of the 2015 Paris Accords, and continue to engage our associates, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders in our environmental efforts.

Capital One is Committed to the Following Goals:

Reducing GHG Emissions

Reduce Scope 1 Direct Emissions by 50 percent and reduce Scope 3 Emissions (categories 1-14) by 50 percent by 2030 (from a baseline year of 2019)

Supporting Renewable Energy

Purchase 100 percent renewable electricity while increasing location-aligned procurement in the markets where we operate

Reducing Water Consumption

Reduce water use at our facilities by 20 percent by 2025 (from a baseline year of 2019)

Paper Policy

Continue to ensure 95 percent of paper purchased for operations is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or contains 30 percent post-consumer waste recycled content each year

Our Offices

Pursue the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, and target LEED Silver or higher for all new office construction and comprehensive renovations

Sustainability Highlight

Launching Careers in Green Infrastructure in New Orleans

Capital One is supporting the Greater New Orleans Foundation through a $500,000 grant to offer training in green infrastructure