As a global asset manager, Legg Mason is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and has a strong focus on sustainability and the environment. Climate change is one of the most challenging issues of our time and protecting and preserving our environment is of paramount importance to Legg Mason as well as to many of our shareholders, clients, business partners, and employees. It is critical that we collectively work towards viable environmental solutions and make improvements now for a more sustainable future. We promote active engagement on sustainability among our global colleagues and continually work to embrace positive steps to protect the environment.
We "invest in sustainability" through our many corporate citizenship efforts across the firm. We consider the environment to be a priority at Legg Mason and we remain dedicated to making continued progress in our environmental and sustainability efforts in the many global communities in which we live and work.
Our 2012 Sustainability Report details our work around this important initiative. Legg Mason Sustainability Report
Carbon Disclosure Project
One of our important actions to deliver on our commitment to corporate responsibility is our role as a member of, and a signatory to, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a collaboration of leading global companies that is working together to create more corporate disclosure around environmental practices by gathering data from companies worldwide. Through the Carbon Disclosure Project, we participate in the reporting of carbon emission risks and opportunities, emissions accounting, plans to reduce emissions, and governance.CDP ResponseCDP Ranking
Additional Green Initiatives
Our corporate headquarters in Baltimore has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design) Certified Gold for the space it occupies in Harbor East. The certification is established by the US Green Building Council and is verified by the Green Building Institute (GBCI). The base building has achieved the US Green Building Silver Certification. We continue to look for ways to reduce our carbon footprint in our day-to-day business operations in our locations around the world.
Legg Mason has an officer-level Sustainability Council addressing the company's Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives. Through this network of sustainability champions, we promote education and awareness around sustainability, develop relevant programming and engage in carbon reporting and data collection.