A vision for a sustainable community

We’re committed to sustainability in all we do.

The Rollins Wind project located in Penobscot County, Maine. This is a 60 MW wind farm developed by First Wind (acquired by SunEdison in November 2014) and financed by KeyBank in 2012. (Photo courtesy of SunEdison.)

Find out more in our Corporate Responsibility Report

Building a sustainable community through responsible actions

Our vision for a sustainable community goes far beyond our operations to include our clients and communities. It's our responsibility and it's where we can have the greatest impact. We’re upholding this vision by:

Supporting sustainable investments

$2 Billion +

Our current renewable energy investment portfolio.

2 Million +

Number of homes that can be powered by our investment portfolio.

Since 2008, KeyBanc Capital Markets has raised more than $3.6 billion in capital to finance more than 9,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable power generation in the U.S. It has also provided services to clean technology firms in the smart grid, energy management and pollution control sectors.


Harvesting Maine's wind

Key provided funding for the Oakfield wind farm in Aroostook County, Maine, which will produce 148 MW of clean renewable energy annually.

Courtesy of: SunEdison


Capturing Ohio’s solar energy

Key4Green helped this dealership install a 1,239 solar canopy which generates 70% of their power while providing protection from the weather.

Courtesy of: Motorcars Honda of Cleveland Heights

Reducing our environmental footprint

6,082 tons

Total waste

(excluding certain waste streams)

1,711 tons

Waste to landfill


Diversion rate

We're diverting 73% of our waste from landfills by recycling and donating as much as is feasible from paper, eWaste and printer cartridges to carpet, furniture, batteries and more. We've also reduced paper use by 60%. That's just part of our commitment to being responsible to the environment.


Green Office Week

During this sustainability celebration, our employees securely recycle electronics and sensitive documents from home. We also highlight every day employees impacting sustainability in a big way.


We're designing efficient and healthier facilities

We're reducing resource and energy use across our operations by creating more sustainable branches and offices. The results:

  • ~48%

    of our corporate office square footage has achieved Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design® (LEED®) certification

  • 23

    Key facilities being LEED certified

  • 3

    Key facilities being LEED Gold and 2 LEED Platinum certified

  • 30%

    of our square footage being ENERGY STAR® certifiable


Cleveland, Ohio: Key Tower

  • Largest corporate headquarters “green lease” in the U.S. as of 2013
  • LEED Gold certified building

Cleveland, Ohio: Tiedeman Campus

  • LEED Platinum EB certified (first U.S. data center to achieve this status)
  • ENERGY STAR certified

Portland, Oregon: PacWest Center Office

LEED Gold certified

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Albany, New York: 17 Corporate Woods Office

  • LEED Gold certified
  • ENERGY STAR certified with a rating of 87 (top 13th percentile)

Seattle, Washington: Rainier Tower Office

LEED Silver certified

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Reducing energy use and emissions


Reduction in scope 1 and 2 emissions in 2014 over our 2009 baseline


Our 2020 goal for reducing scope 1 and 2 emissions over our 2009 baseline


Our 2020 goal for reducing energy usage over our 2009 baseline

We’re committed to reducing our energy consumption and emissions by investing in energy efficient lighting, building management systems and high-efficiency HVAC equipment. We're also carefully tracking our energy and emissions data to gain an accurate picture of our operational footprint and set our sights on further reductions.

We’re green together

Our customers are helping us uphold our environmental responsibility, too. They’re banking online and on their phones to save fuel. And more than 80% of our customers are using e-statements to reduce paper waste.


Go Green Auto Lending Program

Our customers can receive a rate discount for qualifying green vehicles.

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Digital banking

Our customers can save fuel – and lower emissions – by banking from home, using our mobile and online services.

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Online statements and Bill Pay

Our customers are helping to eliminate paper waste, expenses and emissions associated with mailings.

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