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Our buildings

We choose office facilities that will help us minimise our impact on the environment. Our London and Manchester offices have both been rated ‘Excellent’ by BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method). They have also been awarded Silver and Gold sustainability ratings respectively by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

In the US, our new Atlanta offices are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold-certified. They feature waterless and low-flow devices to reduce the amount of water we use and a fully automated air conditioning system which helps save energy.

Responsible energy choices

In the UK, we buy low-carbon energy from suppliers who use hydro and wind generation. We also work with data centre providers who have a responsible approach to climate change.

Smart technology such as light motion sensors is helping us reduce the amount of energy we use. When we installed LED lighting panels in our Gateshead office we reduced the energy consumption by 61%. Our data centre providers are also selected for their responsible approach to energy.

In line with best practice and regulatory requirements, we report on our greenhouse gas emissions both internally and externally.

Fostering greener behaviours

We encourage our colleagues to look for greener ways of working that reduce the need to travel. For example, we recently introduced video conferencing facilities to all of our hot-desk computers.

We promote reuse and recycling. By providing large, shared recycling and waste bins instead of individual ones, we have dramatically increased the proportion of waste we recycle.

Climate change commitment

We work with data centre providers who have a responsible approach to climate change. In 2016 we implemented a Climate Change policy which explains how we will manage our impact on climate change and how we will share progress with our stakeholders. Worldpay supports the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UFCCC) which aims to avoid dangerous human interference with the planet’s climate system, and the work of the Greenhouse Gas protocol to understand, quantify and manage greenhouse gas emissions.