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Environmental protection at the ECB

As a European institution, we have a role to play in protecting the environment and fighting climate change. To improve our environmental performance and reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible we adopted an environmental policy in 2007 and have been registered with the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) since 2010.

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IN 2020

WE HAVE

launched tools to estimate emissions avoided through online meetings

set up three beehives in the grounds of the ECB’s main building

started estimating emissions generated through increased teleworking

extended our electric car charging infrastructure

implemented electronic signatures and an e-tendering platform

upgraded our organic waste infrastructure

Environmental protection at the ECB

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ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AT THE ECB AND IN OTHER EU INSTITUTIONS

Environmental policy

This policy provides a set of clear measures that help us to improve our environmental performance and minimise our ecological footprint.

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Our main building’s energy-saving features

Find out how we recycle energy, heat and rainwater to make our skyscraper as green as possible.

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Inter-institutional collaboration

Learn more about how the European institutions that are registered with EMAS work together to reduce their ecological footprint.

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