As a supporter of the principles of the International Co-operative Alliance, Desjardins Group has always been an advocate of long-term development that balances the 3 dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.
Accordingly, Desjardins adopted a sustainable development commitment policy to provide a framework for our efforts in terms of products and services, management practices and socio-economic leadership.
Environmental protection is a key factor of our sustainable development commitment policy. To put this commitment into action, Desjardins has implemented various initiatives.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face as a society today. At Desjardins Group, we've chosen to make it a priority as part of our commitment to protect the environment. In connection with the 2015 Paris Agreement, we've made several concrete commitments to reduce our carbon footprint.
In addition to these commitments, Desjardins is doing everything it can to reduce its environmental impact. Since 2007, we've been producing an inventory of our greenhouse gas emissions. After reaching our previous reduction target (2015–2017), in 2019 we committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions to 20% below 2018 levels by 2024.