Category: Environmental stewardship

Carbon neutral since 2010, BMO is dedicated to finding creative and data-driven ways to minimize the environmental impact of our operational activities.


BMO Tower in Milwaukee Executing our Milwaukee BMO Tower move with the environment in mind

 

Environmental stewardship

Our 170-year history in, and commitment to, the Milwaukee community is represented in the 336-foot BMO Tower, as is our commitment to reducing our impact on the environment. While the future of work may look a little different, the tower will provide employees with a transformational, safe and collaborative office environment in a critical market […]

Solar panels and wind turbines BMO announces bold renewable energy goal

 

Environmental stewardship

At BMO, we’re committed to reducing our impact on the environment. That’s why we recently announced a 2020 goal to match 100 per cent of our electricity usage with electricity produced from renewable sources across global operations. The initiative includes investment in Renewal Energy Certificates, and will enable the generation of nearly 400,000 MWh of […]

BMO building in Laval, Quebec Sustainability in our spaces

 

Environmental stewardship

At BMO, we recognize that climate change is one of the major global challenges of our time, and we strive to be a leader in environmental sustainability. Today, many of us are not going to work in our office buildings, and we’re adjusting to new ways of working remotely. We’ve powered down many of our […]

A BMO branch interior Repurposing office materials to drive positive change

 

Environmental stewardship

With more than 1,800 facilities around the world, BMO is continually looking for opportunities to drive positive change through our focus on sustainable real estate practices. That’s why we’ve partnered with our furniture supplier, Teknion, a Canadian company that has an industry leading program that helps customers divert unused furniture with a goal of achieving […]

solar panels BMO Recognized by CDP for Action on Environmental Sustainability

 

Environmental stewardship

BMO was recently recognized by the CDP (formerly called the Carbon Disclosure Project) for its strong actions and transparency in the areas of climate change governance, climate change risk management, and greenhouse gas emissions reduction. The CDP, a not-for-profit charity, provides a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their […]

BMO supports efforts to conserve and restore Great Lakes biodiversity

 

Environmental stewardship

In September 2019, BMO supported an event hosted by Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and the Environmental Law and Policy Center, a leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. This half-day bi-national symposium focused on the recent Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Global […]