Environmental stewardship


environmental stewardship

BMO is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of our operational activities by integrating environmental considerations into how we do business. We continue to find new, creative and technology-driven ways to reduce our operational environmental footprint through both enterprise-wide and employee-led initiatives. These programs are instrumental in our efforts to make tomorrow better.


BMO announces bold renewable energy goal

BMO announces bold renewable energy goal

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Sustainability in our spaces

Sustainability in our spaces

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BMO named to the top ten of Corporate Knights' 2020 Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens list

BMO named to the top ten of Corporate Knights' 2020 Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens list

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Repurposing office materials to drive positive change

Repurposing office materials to drive positive change

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 BMO’s Environmental Policy

BMO’s Environmental Policy

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Carbon Neutrality: Achieving our Goal

Carbon Neutrality: Achieving our Goal

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Reducing the environmental impact of our operations

In August 2010, BMO achieved enterprise-wide carbon neutrality relative to its energy consumption through buildings and transportation emissions, and has maintained it ever since.

Our carbon neutral strategy comprises a three-pronged approach:

  1. Reduce emissions from transportation and energy use
  2. Invest in renewable energy
  3. Purchase high-quality voluntary carbon credits to close the remaining gap

Achieving carbon neutrality was a key milestone in our journey, but it was also just the beginning. BMO’s environmental sustainability strategy, known as ECO5, guides how we reduce the environmental impact of our business operations.

This strategy also provides a framework for developing new practices, measuring success, charting our progress, promoting transparency, identifying opportunities and encouraging our suppliers, peers and global partners to be innovative and find new ways to protect our collective future. Through grassroots employee programs and partnerships with environmental organizations, we are working in large and small ways to create a greener workplace and planet.


Environmental policy and approach

BMO’s environmental sustainability strategy, known as ECO5, guides how we reduce the environmental impact of our business operations.

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Sustainability Principles

Environmental targets and performance

Our operational activities are continually revised to achieve improved environmental performance.

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Environmental community outreach

Through grassroots employee programs and partnerships with environmental organizations, we’re working to create a greener workplace and planet.

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