Responsible waste handling

As we represent a financial institution, most of Sberbank’s waste is paper and office equipment. We did our best in the reporting period to give as much paper as possible for recycling.

When using infrastructure facilities, we generate some hazardous waste, most of which is old office equipment, cartridges, fluorescent lamps, batteries, and sediments caused by mechanical and biological sewage water treatment. Hazardous waste is also generated in maintenance of the corporate car fleet (used lubricants, tires, oiled rags, oiled sand, etc.). We’ve been working on the improvement of our hazardous waste management system over the last three years. As a result 98% of the hazardous waste we generated in 2014 was recycled or neutralised.

Figure 26: Weight of paper handed for recycling by Sberbank, tonnes

Figure 27: Percentage of paper handed for recycling in the total amount of paper consumed by subsidiary banks of Sberbank Group, %

Figure 28: Generation of hazardous waste in Sberbank Group, tonnes, and percentage of its recycling/neutralisation, tonnes, %