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• Mar. 8, 2022

TD has a long history of environmental leadership and readying ourselves and our stakeholders for the transition to the low-carbon economy is an important priority for the Bank, which is why we have set a target of achieving net-zero GHG emissions by 2050, associated with our operations and financing activities.

We do not underestimate the scale of the challenge ahead; TD intends to establish greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions baselines across its business and financing portfolio and is setting interim GHG reduction goals on the path towards 2050.

It is a role we take seriously, and we will be part of the solution.

You can learn more about our ESG Overview here.

TD’s Climate Goals
The Path to Net‑Zero
Launches the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
(TD FEF) to restore, protect, and enhance green spaces across Canada
The first North American bank to become carbon neutral
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Carbon Neutral:
Being carbon neutral means having net-zero carbon emissions. This can be achieved by drawing a balance between emitting and absorbing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in carbon sinks; a process known as carbon sequestration.
The first net-zero energy branch in North America
The first commercial bank in Canada to issue a green bond dedicated to the funding of green initiatives
Achieves 100% renewable electricity commitment
The first Canadian bank to announce a financial target to support the transition to a low‑carbon economy
$100B by 2030 to support the transition to a low‑carbon economy through our low carbon lending, financing, asset management and internal corporate programs
Issues the largest green bond (US$1B) by a Canadian bank
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Green Bonds:
Green bonds are financial initiatives or instruments that focus on supporting economic growth and providing environmental benefits.
Nearly 250 TD locations earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification
Launches TD Ready Commitment
our global corporate citizenship platform
Advances clean technology innovation through investment in ArcTern Ventures’ Fund II, the development of the TD Sustainable Future Lab and expanding Patents for Startups program to help cleantech companies protect and patent their applications – a first of its kind in North America
Maintains carbon neutrality, reducing operational GHG emissions by 21%, energy use by 5% and water use by 3%, since 2015
Announces Climate Action Plan
and targets net-zero GHG emissions by 2050
Issues inaugural US$500 MM sustainability bond dedicated to the funding of green and social initiatives
Ends new project-specific financial services within the Arctic Circle, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)
First in the Canadian insurance industry to establish an Advisory Board on Climate Change
Contributes over $56B of our $100B low-carbon economy target through our low-carbon lending, financing, asset management and internal corporate programs in the last four years
52% of TD properties have achieved LEED, BOMA, Fitwel and Wired building certification
Maintains carbon neutrality since 2010, reducing GHG emissions by 32%, energy use by 17% and water use by 14%, since 2015
Commits to ending the purchase of single-use plastic products related to food and drink by 2025
Joined the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) to support the development of carbon accounting methodologies for financial institutions globally
Donations to TD FEF supports 479 grassroots environmental projects across Canada
TD FEF Environmental Enrichment Initiatives
Donations to TD FEF leads to a variety of local environmental improvements to help create greener and more resilient communities.
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74 projects
119 projects
39 projects
82 projects
33 projects
Metro East and West
130 projects
TD became the first Canadian bank to set a bold target
to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with its operations and financing activities by 2050
Government of Canada selects TD Securities for first-ever issuance of green bonds
Contributed more than $125 million directly to the non-profit and charitable sector through the TD Ready Commitment
Listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the eighth consecutive year and is the top-ranked North American-based bank in the World Index.
Joins the Net-Zero Banking Alliance convened by the United Nations
Included on the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the sixth consecutive year which recognizes companies committed to transparency in gender-data reporting
Joins RMI’s Center for Climate-Aligned Finance to align financial decision-making and help decarbonize the global economy
Hosted inaugural TD Securities ESG Conference to convene on the most important issues facing companies within the Financial Services sector
TD sets interim 2030 financed targets for high-emitting sectors: Energy and Power Generation. Scope 3 targets represent a significant step forward as TD progresses on its path to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
TD releases its 2021 ESG Report Suite to report on its progress and share the meaningful actions the bank has taken to support of a more inclusive and sustainable future for all
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TD will report in its 2021 ESG Report, to be released early 2022, on progress against its scope 1 and 2 targets. In fiscal 2022, TD will aim to publish its Scope 3 (financed emissions) targets for key carbon intensive sectors
By the end of
Achieve an absolute reduction in GHG emissions from our operations (Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions) by 25% by 2025, relative to a 2019 baseline
By the end of
Achieve $100 billion by 2030 target in support of low-carbon economy through low-carbon lending, financing, asset management and internal corporate programs
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Achieve net-zero GHG emissions associated with our operations and financing activities, aligned to the associated principles of the Paris Agreement