We aim to make our working environment more ergonomic and constantly monitor and reduce the environmental impact of our offices.
LHV has decided to operate and grow sustainably, and for the long haul. When dealing with pressing international issues, we want to keep our own home in order as well. That means we devote attention to LHV’s operating environment and our employees’ CO2 footprint.
To do this, we have developed LHV’s green office principles (including instructions, action plans, and objectives). Based on the principles, we work in a manner that is best for environmental conservation. We take into account the need for sustainability when making decisions about our offices, look for ways to improve the environmental impact of our offices and adopt reasonable new solutions to fulfil our sustainability goals.
In 2020, the Estonian Association for Environmental Management (EKJA) issued a European Green Office certificate to LHV and named the company’s Tallinn office in the Best Green Office of the Year. In 2021 our Tallinn office was awarded the BREEAM green label, acknowledging that the office building at Tartu mnt 2 with its technical systems and the administration of the building meet the environmental requirements of the certificate.
What are we planning for the future?
We will carry out an extensive enterprise energy audit. The audit will determine how we use energy; pinpoint the possible measures for energy conservation, and how we could use energy more sparingly in the workplace.
We realize that by striving toward climate neutrality in our everyday work environment, we influence our employees to devote more attention to environmental conservation and give our customers and the public a role model for working with a caring and considerate long-term perspective.
We have applied for green certificates but the work to improve the working environment continues. The BREEAM certificate is valid for three years, and over these years, we want to improve the energy efficiency, as well as environmental and user friendliness of CityPlaza building. We will also improve our other offices.
What is the final goal of the project?
The goal of performing the energy audit, following the principles of a green office, and applying for the BREEAM green label is to continually monitor and reduce the environmental impact of the physical spaces used by our organization. Saving on costs, sustainable use of natural resources, reducing waste generation, and making the work environment more ergonomic are all components of the process. Also, the activities will raise our people's awareness of an environmentally sustainable lifestyle, and they would hopefully apply the same principles in their everyday lives.