• As part of our business culture we champion responsible consumption of resources and materials, such as energy, paper and water. We will procure resources responsibly and from sustainable supply chains.

  • Our objectives

    To help ensure we achieve the objectives outlined under responsible consumption and engagement, we will work with partners and employees to engage and identify environmentally responsible solutions within our operational boundaries and value chain.


    • Reduce energy and materials' use
    • Increase responsible sourcing and responsible value-chain management
    • Increase office efficiency and renewable energy procurement
  • Case study

    Energy consumption In 2018 the group continued the expansion of office renewable energy procurement. At the beginning of 2019, six offices - Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Manchester, Sydney and Zurich - had verified contracts purchasing 100% renewable electricity.

    Further to the renewable electricity purchases, the group's main Zurich office began sourcing 100% biogas (in 2017), a more sustainable alternative to natural gas. This was our first office to be entirely powered by 100% sustainable and renewable energy.

    As of October 2018, the New Court office in London began purchasing biogas, complementing the renewable electricity contract it started in 2016 and becoming our second office to be entirely powered by 100% sustainable and renewable energy.

  • We believe that traditional approaches to materials' use can place undue pressure on global resources and that they are wasteful and uneconomically viable in an increasingly challenging business environment.

    We measure and monitor the environmental footprint of our most material operational aspects and report this information annually.

    For more information about our operational impact, please refer to the Rothschild & Co Annual Report.

  • Resource and materials management

     2018
    (35 offices)
    2017
    (15 offices)
    Water use in m356,995.043,657.4
    m3/FTE16.7515.17
     2018
    (35 offices)
    2017
    (15 offices)
    Material use in tonnes252.53210.70
    Tonnes/FTE0.070.07
     2018
    (35 offices)
    2017
    (15 offices)
    Energy use in MWh21,560.218,082.1
    MWh/FTE36.346.28