Caring for Our Environment
Sustainable options are a fundamental part of the decision making process at an individual and organizational level throughout Nielsen.
To continuously identify, bring awareness to, and advocate for, sustainable options in an effort to manage and reduce Nielsen’s impact on the environment by driving operational efficiencies.
In other words…making sustainability part of our DNA.
Nielsen understands the demand of the environment, and through the Nielsen Green Team, has built a sustainability program that makes a global commitment to save, protect and restore our natural environment. With a portfolio that focuses on efforts to reduce emissions and improve our resource management, Nielsen takes a holistic approach, empowering our colleagues, clients and vendors to lead environmental projects that are uniquely Nielsen.
Nielsen’s environmental focus spans three key areas:
Understand our business impact on the environment across markets
Work with our clients and vendors to influence and drive sustainable change
Build on-site Global Green Teams to identify and launch initiatives to drive day-to-day impact across Nielsen offices
How We Do It
Caring for our environment in uncommon ways through the Seven Green Pillars:
Promote strategies and programs to reduce landfill and other waste, and increase recycling and composting across Nielsen offices
Promote better building energy performance through innovative strategies
Materials and Resources
Encourage the use of sustainable building materials and waste reduction, such as the use of recycled furniture and carpets made from recycled materials
Reduce our carbon emissions by focusing on ways to reduce, optimize and offset our travel
Spread knowledge and awareness by educating colleagues, clients and vendors on the urgent need for action and building plans with them
Promote smarter and more efficient use of water through controlled or reduced consumption
Indoor Environmental Quality
Maintain productive workspaces for all employees, through promoting better indoor air quality and unobstructed access to daylight. This commitment is part of every aspect of our offices, from using low or no Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) cleaning supplies to ensuring reduced concentrations of air pollutants everywhere we operate.
A formal supply chain sustainability initiative, launched in January 2016, to measure and manage the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of our strategic suppliers, in order to increase the positive impacts and decrease the negative impacts of our purchasing power.
Environmental Program & Policies
A brief look at Nielsen’s overall sustainability program, including information on Nielsen’s main materiality indicators, Nielsen’s environmental sustainability goals, our GHG emission data for 2015, along with numbers of Waste generation and Water consumption.
Environmental Guidelines for Operations
Overview of how the different Nielsen businesses align with our commitment to environmental sustainability, building processes and policies that help drive responsible management of our natural resources.
Global Responsibility Report
A report sharing the way Nielsen manages the environmental, social and governance issues that matter most to our stakeholders. A closer look at how we measure our performance as a corporate citizen, how we serve our clients, how we treat our associates, how we contribute to our communities and environment and how we manage our business and supply chain responsibly around the world.
Nielsen in Action
- The Cincinnati office has been given the designation of “Transit Friendly Destination” under the ‘Green Umbrella’, a group of nearly 250 governments and corporate and nonprofit organizations throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
- In San Juan, Puerto Rico, an electric suppressor was installed in the office, reducing energy consumption and billing. Cost savings between November 2014 and November 2015 equaled $43,213.16, with energy savings of 89,488 kilowatt hours (kwh).
- In Oldsmar, Florida, a “Haz-to-go E-cycling event” attracted 70 participants who delivered 5,300 pounds of waste for recycling.
- In Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, volunteers cleaned local walking/biking trails to raise awareness for environmental concerns.
- Offices in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and Panamá have collaborated to move from paper cups to reusable cups.
- Battery recycling in Moscow and New York City, among other locations, focuses on managing the improper disposal of batteries by placing bins in the office to collect and dispose of them more efficiently.
- LED bulbs have made office and desk lighting more efficient in Lisbon and Moscow offices.
- A “Reuse Single-Side Print Campaign” in Malaysia focused on collecting all single-side printed paper for reuse in the office.
- A focus on sustainable janitorial services in San Francisco led the office to change vendors to ensure that only Green Seal-certified sustainable cleaning products are used in the office building.
- Water aerators in Sao Paulo were installed on all faucets of the bathrooms, reducing the water pressure and therefore saving water.