Lights out in Nordea
This is the third time that Nordea participates in Earth Hour. Like last year Nordea will switch off the lights in our office buildings in all 21 countries where we operate.
In Nordea we strive to lower our energy consumption. We have already achieved reductions by:
- shutting down computers at night
- operating energy-efficient buildings. 14 head office buildings are LEED certified (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)
- installing motion sensors to improve light control.
Nordea focuses not only on energy consumption but also on a range of other environmental issues – read more in our CSR report .
Switching off the light for one hour is a symbolic act; the goal is not to save energy. The purpose of Earth Hour is to make us all think about how we can help reduce climate change. It is a voluntary global event organised by World Wildlife Foundation (WWF).
We encourage our employees and customers to turn off the lights during Earth Hour and we are spreading the message via our branches and on the web.