Celebrates success and three-year anniversary of Company’s 10-point environmental commitment
“Slowing climate change will take an effort from everyone,” said Pat Callahan, Wells Fargo’s new head of Social Responsibility. “We’re doing our part by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our operations and supporting healthy, sustainable and economically sound communities. We look forward to helping our customers seize business opportunities that can help them operate more efficiently and protect the environment at the same time."
Wells Fargo established its 10-Point Environmental Commitment to integrate environmental stewardship into the Company’s operations, business practices and culture. In addition to focusing on energy and resource conservation in its own operations, Wells Fargo has more than doubled its original $1 billion lending target two years ahead of schedule. The Company has financed more than $2 billion for renewable energy projects and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified “green” buildings. Wells Fargo has also launched a solar home program in California aimed at encouraging the development of energy efficient, solar powered homes. To view other achievements, visit Environmental Affairs on wellsfargo.com.
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Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $595 billion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through almost 6,000 stores and the internet (wellsfargo.com) across North America and internationally. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is the only bank in the U.S., and one of only two banks worldwide, to have the highest possible credit rating from both Moody's Investors Service, “Aaa,” and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, “AAA."