Australia and New Zealand Banking Group


ANZ - Corporate Sustainability

Welcome to our TAKE2 profile page.

We’re committed to tackling climate change. That’s why we’ve made the TAKE2 pledge. Check out the work we’ve been doing to reduce our emissions and our plans for the future.

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Our pledge

We support the goal of governments around the world seeking to limit the average global temperature rise to no more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Achieving this is a  shared challenge which will require net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by the end of the century. ANZ as a responsible and sustainable business is playing its part to support the transition to a decarbonised economy.

To encourage investment and drive the structural change needed to accelerate the transition ANZ supports international agreement and collaboration, combined with cost-effective policy settings and regulatory certainty in the countries in which we operate.

Climate change creates risks and opportunities for business and investment. Our communities and customers could be impacted by climate change directly through increased severe weather events, or through legislative, regulatory or policy changes, such as carbon pricing and climate change adaptation or mitigation policies. We factor these risks into our lending decisions primarily through an assessment of our customers’ capacity to deal with climate change and changes to regulatory environments. In financing the energy sector, we expect our customers to build carbon risk into their business strategies.


Our commitments

Our TAKE2 actions


    Climate change programs


    Climate change programs we’re involved with

    We mean business

    Our stories

    We remain focused on improving the energy efficiency of our building portfolio and shifting to low carbon energy sources.  Annual emissions from the energy we use in our Australian and New Zealand building portfolio has reduced by more than 19% over the last five years.  This reduction has been achieved in spite of significant business growth over the same time period. 

    There has also been a marked shift in where our energy in used.  At the end of September 2011, ANZ’s Australia and New Zealand energy-related emissions profile was split across the commercial, retail and datacentre building stock as 43%, 25%; and less than 33% respectively.  Comparing this to our current profile, datacentres are now responsible for 39% of energy usage while commercial offices have reduced to 30% and retail remains relatively stable. We have two datacentres in Victoria.  

    The changing profile illustrates the significant structural shift that has occurred across the banking sector over the last five years to satisfy our customers’ online banking needs and expectations.  With the majority of our customers located in Australia and New Zealand this has necessitated significant expansion in local datacentre capacity.  Over the same time, we managed to drive major reductions in our energy-related footprint across our commercial and retail portfolios.