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Environment

快速解套We promote environmental sustainability practices and integrate those practices into our daily operations.

Our Corporate Headquarters

We promote sustainable and environmentally friendly practices that reduce energy use, decrease waste, increase recycling and lower water consumption in our daily operations.

快速解套Although our total employee base of over 180 individuals contributes to a relatively small environmental footprint, we are nevertheless committed to promoting sustainable practices and reducing energy usage in our corporate headquarters. 

Energy Audit
In 2018, we completed an energy audit, which found that our corporate office already incorporates energy reduction best practices. Following the audit, we implemented a number of additional enhancements, including replacing many of the disposable office kitchen items with reusable alternatives, applying a sleep-mode setting to television screens and enhancing the motion-sense light systems in individual offices and conference rooms.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Annaly is committed to developing a way to measure, track and report Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions for our corporate office. Since Annaly's corporate headquarters are located on a floor in midtown Manhattan, Scope 1 emissions do not apply. 
Our Employees
As part of our responsibility to operate a sustainable business, we encourage our employees to adopt environmentally-friendly habits. This year, we increased the number and visibility of recycling cans throughout our corporate headquarters to increase employee participation. Further, we continue to encourage all employees to participate in our commuter benefits program, in which a pre-tax benefit account is used to pay for public transit—including train, subway, light rail, bus and ferry - as part of our employees’ daily commute to work.(1).

 

Environmental Sustainability Policy 

We have recently established an environmental sustainability policy to outline our commitment to protect the environment.

The policy supports the conscious use of natural resources, integration of environmental considerations in the investment and risk management process and encouragement of employees’ adoption of environmentally friend practices.

Sustainability Oversight

快速解套The Sustainability Leadership Team, which includes representatives from our Facilities and Corporate Responsibility and Government Relations teams is responsible for our environmental sustainability policy and its implementation. The Corporate Responsibility Committee of the Board of Directors is periodically updated on our environmental commitments and sustainability efforts.

快速解套Components of Green Building in Annaly’s Corporate Office

Our corporate headquarters incorporates components of green building specified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”).

Energy  Efficiency

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Water  Efficiency

Water Efficiency

Waste Reduction

Waste Reduction

Toxics Reduction

Toxics Reduction

Indoor Air Quality Maintenance

快速解套Indoor Air Quality Maintenance

Environmentally Preferable Building Materials and Specifications

Environmentally Preferable Building Materials and Specifications

The following sustainable and environmentally friendly materials are used within our corporate headquarters

Greenguard

Many of the materials are Greenguard certified, including plastic laminates, Formica solid surfaces, wall coverings and counters. Greenguard is a low chemical emissions certification provided by UL Environment, a company dedicated to advancing the recognition of sustainable products.

快速解套Green Label Plus Certification

快速解套Certain carpeting is Green Label Plus certified. This certification from the Carpet and Rug Institute is available for carpets and rugs that have very low emissions of volatile organic compounds, ensuring the highest level of indoor air quality.

快速解套LED Lighting & Solar Films

All lighting is LED lighting with controls programmed for usage and shut-off with manual override. Additionally, there are solar films on windows to reduce HVAC needs by limiting exposure to the heat load from the sun.

High Efficiency Fixtures

Water fixtures are high efficiency and use automation that control use and output.

Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Certification

快速解套All acoustic felt is C2C certified, as well as certified by the Belgian sustainability organization Kauri and other EU sustainability organizations. This certification is a product standard that guides designers and manufacturers through a continual improvement process that looks at a product through five quality categories: material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship and social fairness.

FloorScore

All vinyl flooring is FloorScore certified. FloorScore is a certification available from SCS Global Services that is given to floor covering products that meet strict indoor air quality requirements.

Recent Improvements

During a recent construction project to improve the efficiency of our corporate office space, we made a number of improvements to enhance the sustainability of the space. In our kitchen area, we reduced the number of refrigerators and dishwashers by two units each, lowering our energy and water consumption. We also decreased our plastic consumption and waste recently by switching to a coffee machine that does not use plastic pods. These efforts illustrate acceptance of and commitment to sustainability considerations across the firm.

Base Building of our Corporate Headquarters

Annaly’s corporate headquarters is located in midtown Manhattan with easy access to public transportation. The base building does not use any natural gas, diesel or fuel oil, and its tenants adhere to the Waste and Recycling Compliance set forth by New York City, including mandatory recycling of paper, cardboard and plastic/metal/glass.

 

快速解套LEED Gold Certification

In 2015, our headquarters building was awarded LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, based on employee commuting habits, water efficiency, energy use, indoor and outdoor air quality and sustainability policies. Prior to that, the building was awarded LEED Silver Certified in 2009.

 

ENERGY STAR®

快速解套Every year since 2014, our headquarters building has been awarded the Energy Star designation. This recognition from the U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Energy indicates that the building is among the top 25% of facilities in the country for energy performance.

 

New York City Carbon Challenge

快速解套Our headquarters building is participating in the New York City Carbon Challenge in an effort to reduce the base building's greenhouse gas emissions at least 30% by 2029 and support the New York City goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050.

 

快速解套1. According to the American Public Transportation Association, overall, public transportation and its effects save the US 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually.