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Socio-environmental Indicators

Banco do Brasil's Eco-efficiency Program has the aim of reducing the consumption of natural resources and energy in its production process and in the operation of its branches and services, as well as reducing waste and the cost of production and operations.

Below we show data on the consumption of paper, water and electric power by BB, as well as an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions. For more about this subject, please refer to Chapter 8.

Paper Consumption


Water Consumption – Strategic Buildings

    (1) Since 2009, Banco do Brasil has considered in the calculation of water consume, beyond the Headquarters buildings I, II and III, three more buildings: Headquarters IV, CCT and Tancredo Neves Building, all located in Brasilia (DF).
EN1 | EN4 | EN8

Energy Consumption


(1) In 2010 there was a change in the methodology used for the calculation of energy consumed by the Banco do Brasil. In previous years, consumption was calculated based on the amounts shown in the electricity bills of its premises. In 2010 a new method was introduced, which allowed the data on real consumption to be typed in kilowatts/hour from the electricity bills, through the use of a specific management system. The system for the management of electricity consumption of Banco do Brasil is still in the perfection stage, and the electricity consumption figures may be subject to changes over time.


CO2 Emissions Inventory

Source 2009 2010 ?(%)
SCOPE 1: Fleet of company-owned vehicles in use in the facilities 4,495 tCO2e
(Alcohol – 534,600 liters)
(Gasoline – 2.6 million liters)
(Diesel – N.A.)
4,850 tCO2e
(Alcohol – 501,000 liters)
(Gasoline – 2.38 million liters)
(Diesel – 244 million liters)
SCOPE 1: Energy Generators 982,3 tCO2e (365,100 oil liters)  1,221 tCO2e (478,000 oil liters) 24
SCOPE 1: Biomass 1,731 tCO2e 1,636 tCO2e (8)
SCOPE 2: Acquired Energy(1)(2) 17,591 tCO2e 29,538 tCO2e -
SCOPE 3: Air Travel(1) 8,234 tCO2e 13,754 tCO2e 67

1. The management systems for the consumption of electricity and air travel at Banco do Brasil are in the improvement stage, so the figures published may be subject to alterations over time resulting in a change in the values for the respective CO2 emissions. In April 2011, Banco do Brasil hired a specialist consultancy firm with the aim of improving its greenhouse gas emission inventory.

2. The method of calculation for the consumption of electricity was altered in 2010. It is therefore not possible to compare CO2 emissions from energy consumed between one year and the other.