Creating a sustainable community is essential to our mission at KeyBank. Through our corporate actions, we work to benefit our clients and our communities, so that we can all have a bright future, together.

Building a Sustainable Community Through Responsible Actions

KeyBank's commitment to sustainability includes:

  • Investing in renewable energy
  • Reducing our environmental footprint
  • Designing more efficient and healthier facilities
  • Helping our customers reduce their environmental footprint

In 2016, KeyBank reduced its energy use by 65.079 GJ, the equivalent of 1,342 homes’ energy use for one year.

KeyBank Sustainability Facts

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy investments portfolio (by the end of 2016)

$3.4 Billion

Renewable energy capacity

11,319 Megawatts

Sustainable Building

Corporate facilities square footage that is LEED certified


Facility square footage with an ENERGY STAR® score greater than 75


Carbon Reduction

2016 Carbon Reduction score (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project)


Reduction in metric tons of emissions in 2016

2,943 (equal to 7,053,357 miles driven by passenger vehicles)

Energy and Emissions

Reduction in energy consumption from 2015 to 2016


Reduction in GHG emissions from 2015 to 2016


Waste Reduction and Recycling

Amount of office paper recycled

Nearly 100%

Reduction in paper usage in corporate offices since 2009


Growth in customers' mobile banking usage


Percent of accounts using eStatements

More than 66%

Checks deposited via mobile devices in 2016

1.7 million

LEED Certification

Key Tower, Cleveland, Ohio

LEED Gold certified building

Tiedeman Campus, Cleveland, Ohio

LEED Platinum EB certified

PacWest Center Office, Portland, Oregon

LEED Gold certified

17 Corporate Woods Office, Albany, New York

LEED Gold certified

Rainier Tower Office, Seattle, Washington

LEED Silver certified

KeyBank locations that are LEED certified


Our Sustainability Commitment in Action

Springbok 1 Solar Farm SBL HoldCo

Renewable Energy Investment

KeyBanc Capital Markets, Inc. led a $435 million financing for a 567 MWDC solar portfolio owned by Dominion Resources, Inc. The 24 projects in six states have generated enough power to power the equivalent of 100,000 homes.

Helping Our Clients with Sustainable Investments

Energy Efficiency and Renewables

KeyBank provides loans, lines of credit and leases that help client make sustainable investments in their businesses and facilities. In 2016, our Energy and Renewables platform increased lending by 300%. In addition to providing clients with products and services that promote savings, KeyBank helps clients access grants and programs to defray the costs of sustainability upgrades.

From Our Corporate Offices to Our Branches, We’re Building Green

Building Responsibility

“By integrating green building practices into KeyBank branches, Key employees and customers benefit from these design practices, while reducing any negative impacts to the environment.” Carmen McClennon, Director, Integrated Channel Management, KeyBank

Supporting Communities

Sustainability in Philanthropy

KeyBank Foundation aims to make positive change and to maintain that change over time with continual improvement. By investigating the root causes of community problems, taking a long-term view of the current situation and implementing plans to incorporate a broader social vision, the Foundation creates change that endures.

Green Office April

Engaging Employees in Sustainability

During this popular, month-long sustainability celebration, our employees focus on making a positive impact on the environment – at work and at home. The effort includes learning new ways to make sustainable decisions, like how to plan out and grow vegetable gardens, and the importance of storm water runoff.

2020 Responsible Operations Goals

absolute reduction of our Scope 1 and 2 emissions over our 2009 baseline


reduction on direct and indirect energy use over our 2009 baseline


of square footage with an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or greater


reduction of our back office and retail paper usage over our 2014 baseline


waste to landfill diversion


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