Submitted by Bread Financial
By Ralph Andretta
At Bread Financial, we recognize the importance of environmental stewardship and the risks environmental challenges, including climate change, increasingly pose to our business, our associates, our clients, our customers and the communities we serve. I am proud to share some of the actions and investments we are making to protect and preserve our planet.
As part of our commitment, today Bread Financial announced a gift to The Nature Conservancy to support its efforts to sustainably manage, restore and protect our forests. Our partnership will also support the financial wellness of low-to-moderate income individuals in Appalachia, a region of forested mountains, valleys, wetlands and rivers spanning roughly 2,000 miles from Alabama to Canada. Like Bread Financial, The Nature Conservancy is closely aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainability Development Goal of combating climate change and its impacts through actions that limit the rise of average global temperatures.
In addition to our support of The Nature Conservancy, Bread Financial recently updated its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy to better reflect our business transformation and to maximize our impact. A key component of that strategy is the continuation of sustainable practices across the business, with a more purposeful approach to those related to mitigating climate change, improving energy efficiencies and increasing resource conservation. In 2021, we increased the efficiency of our buildings and procured 100% of our electricity from renewable sources at our headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, with a goal to extend that achievement across all of our facilities. We have also made great progress in increasing customer adoption of paperless statements and direct mail with an aggressive push toward digital enrollment and delivery.
Bread Financial is a purpose-driven financial services company, intent on exploring and implementing sustainable practices throughout our business and operations. Our commitment to environmental management includes measures to reduce the waste we send to landfills, cultivating a more sustainable supply chain and reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
I encourage everyone to find ways to protect our planet. To calculate your carbon footprint and learn how to take action, click here, or learn more about Bread Financial’s sustainability initiatives and strategies here.
Bread FinancialTM(NYSE: ADS) is a tech-forward financial services company providing simple, personalized payment, lending and saving solutions. The company creates opportunities for its customers and partners through digitally enabled choices that offer ease, empowerment, financial flexibility and exceptional customer experiences. Driven by a digital-first approach, data insights and white-label technology, Bread Financial delivers growth for its partners through a comprehensive product suite, including private label and co-brand credit cards, installment lending and buy now, pay later (BNPL). Bread Financial also offers direct-to-consumer solutions that give customers more access, choice and freedom through its branded payment, lending and saving products.
Formerly Alliance Data, Bread Financial is an S&P MidCap 400 company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and committed to sustainable business practices powered by its 6,000+ global associates. To learn more about Bread Financial, visit BreadFinancial.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
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