RESOURCE EFFICIENCY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Moscow Exchange Group hosts annual events to reduce negative impacts on the environment. In its operations, the Group is guided by the laws and regulations of the Russian Federation as well as corporate standards that ensure compliance with environmental requirements.
The Group’s companies have an extensive network of server and computer equipment across two data centers. Therefore, improvements in energy efficiency are largely dependent on timely upgrades to the Group’s equipment and the use of IT technologies to transmit information.
Modern equipment consumes less energy: each new generation of servers is about
One of the Group’s key server equipment suppliers is Hewlett Packard Enterprise; its products are leaders in server efficiency, including energy efficiency. They comply with international environmental standards, including the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), Energy Star, and the China Energy Conservation Program (CECP).
To reduce electricity consumption in our offices outside of business hours, hallway lighting systems, ventilation systems and office air-conditioning systems are automatically turned off. In winter, cold air from outside is used to cool server rooms.
Climate change impact
Direct GHG emissions are emitted by the Group’s corporate vehicles and the back-up diesel generators used to create electricity in case of emergency outages on the part of the supplier. Indirect emissions stem from the use of electricity and heat purchased from energy suppliers.
The Group’s modern fleet of vehicles is key to reducing direct GHG emissions: most of the corporate vehicles were manufactured after 2014, and all of them have engines with an environmental classification of IV or V. Measures aimed at reducing indirect emissions are described in the subsection “Energy efficiency”.
Water consumption and waste water disposal
Moscow Exchange Group strives to improve the efficiency of water consumption at its offices. The Group receives water only from municipal water systems.
Wastewater (including from storm drains) is discharged only to municipal sewage systems, where it is treated in accordance with applicable regulations. No wastewater is discharged into bodies of water or natural habitats designated as nationally or internationally protected areas. The Group does not operate in regions affected by water scarcity.
The activities of Moscow Exchange Group generate office waste (paper, non-industrial waste, fluorescent lamps, etc.), as well as e-waste and waste associated with the vehicle fleet. The Group aims to reduce its office waste and increase the share of recyclable waste. For this purpose, the Group has taken the following measures:
- introduction of electronic document management to reduce the generation of paper waste;
- collection and disposal of used batteries;
- use of bins for separate collection and disposal of non-industrial waste.
After planned replacement of office computer hardware, Moscow Exchange promotes its continued use by offering it to employees or donating it to schools and orphanages.
E-waste is transferred to specialized contractors for further disposal.
The waste generated by Moscow Exchange Group does not directly affect any nationally or internationally protected areas.