Building a sustainable future

Taking action now

A person planting a tree. Vanguard offers many volunteer opportunities that promote a sustainable environment.

Vanguard's corporate sustainability goals

New reduction targets for 2025*:


Reduce emissions by 20% per full-time employee


Reduce electricity consumption by 5% per square foot


Reduce water usage by 20% per square foot


Divert 80% of waste from landfills

Vanguard's 2021 global carbon footprint

Vanguard’s global carbon footprint in 2021 was 57,205 metric tons.

Our approach

Vanguard is committed to alternative sources of energy as symbolized by this wind turbine.


Real estate investments


2021 progress


of our operational carbon emissions were offset by purchasing renewable energy certificates and carbon offsets


buildings across our global locations are either LEED-certified or BREEAM-certified


Electric Vehicle charging stations are available for Vanguard crew to use


megawatt hours of Renewable Energy Certificates purchased

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