Changing banking for good

Sustainability goals & reporting

Key partnerships and commitments help us stay connected and make progress.

STAYING ON TRACK WITH SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

GHG Emissions Reduction

Established a Science Based Emissions Reduction goal to limit global temperature increase to well below 2°C

100% renewable

Procure 100% Renewable Energy across our portfolio

LEED certifications

Pursue LEED Silver or higher building certification on all new buildings and major renovations

95% Environmentally Preferred Paper

Ensure 95% or higher is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or contains 30% PCW recycled content

50% less campus landfill

Committed to reduce 50% of campus landfill waste by 2025

20% less water

Reduce water use across all of our locations by 20% by 2025

Downloadable Reports

2019-2020 CSR Report

Check out our 2019-2020
CSR Report

2020 CDP Response

Download our 2020
CDP response

Environmental Data

Download our latest environmental data

GHG Verification Statement

View our audit statement on greenhouse gases

Regional Memberships

Tyson’s Sustainability
Council

Working to fortify a Tysons-wide commitment to sustainable practices

Plano Sustainability 
Forum

This council is committed to sustainable living in Plano, Texas

Virginia Chamber of Commerce

The Corporate Sustainability Executive Committee provides thought leadership and advises policy in Virginia

Global Memberships

Ceres

A nonprofit organization transforming the economy to build a just and sustainable future for people and the planet

U.S.G.B.C

The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a sustainable, prosperous future through LEED

RE100

A global corporate renewable energy initiative committed to 100% renewable electricity

Green Power Partnership

This EPA partnership is helping to build the American green power industry

CDP

CDP focuses investors, companies and cities on taking urgent action to build a truly sustainable economy 

CDP Supply Chain

CDP supply chain helps members engage their suppliers to pinpoint climate risks and identify opportunities, while helping to achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals

Governance

The Capital One Board of Governance and Nominating Committee is responsible for ESG, including climate related issues. The Chief Enterprise Services Officer (CESO) is responsible for reporting climate related information to the Committee. The CESO oversees the Environmental Sustainability Office (ESO) and issues pertinent to the External Affairs (includes Government Affairs, CSR and Community Affairs) team. The ESO, established in 2007, provides recommendations to the CESO and is accountable for developing the sustainability strategy, coordinating initiatives across the enterprise, driving associate engagement, and developing external reporting. 

Climate-related strategic considerations for the Commercial Bank, which includes our energy and commercial real estate lending businesses, are managed by the Sustainable Investment Group (SIG).