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Sustainability

Social impact map

A selection of employee-led initiatives to inspire action and implement change.

Our community. Our social impact.

One of Refinitiv's key sustainability pledges is to reflect and support the communities we operate in, we do this by leveraging the skills of our people in global locations to drive social and environmental impact. 

We are proud to share some of the impressive sustainable projects led by employees and teams from our diverse communities across the world and hope that by raising awareness of our impact, we can inspire others to do the same. 

Take a moment to explore and be inspired by these stories. We'd love to hear what you think. Whether you are an existing customer, supplier or charity, or would like to learn more about Refinitiv, get in touch and join the discussion to collectively make an impact.

Our social sustainability impact in numbers

  • $1mn+
    paid out in volunteer grants
  • 115,000+
    volunteering hours logged
  • 12
    months' worth of data this year
  • 26
    countries

Global

Our global sustainability initiatives

Here is a selection of our global, employee-led social impact initiatives, as we continue to expand our worldwide social impact footprint and strategy.

TicketAid

TIcketAid logo representing Refinitiv charities
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TicketAid

Developed from an initial idea by an employee, TicketAid is an innovative, philanthropic alternative to the secondary ticket market - with unused event tickets from across our business and our partners being sold at face value - with all proceeds going to charity. It is an open-access product developed with the simple aim to give businesses and their employees a unique way to reduce corporate waste, boost employee satisfaction, and raise money for charity all at the same time. TicketAid has already raised over $120,000 for charity in its first eighteen months and has engaged more than 4,000 Refinitiv colleagues across the globe. With several organizations lined up to join the platform, donating their own tickets to raise funds of importance to them and their employees, the best is yet to come.

Do you have tickets to donate or wish to be part of this initiative?

AMERICAS

Our sustainability initiatives in AMERS

Click on the country tab to explore our environmental and social impact initiatives in diverse Refinitiv office locations, which support local communities across every corner of the world.

New York: #ZeroWasteLifeNYC

Image of Refinitiv reusable utensil kits representing ZeroWasteLifeNYC

This campaign, led by colleagues in our New York office, set out to inspire everyone at Refinitiv to further engage in sustainable practices – and started with a pledge to help NYC reach its ambitious goal of eliminating single-use plastic waste by 2030. The initiative was kicked off by providing reusable utensil kits to all colleagues in our 3 Times Square office, in another step to ultimately remove all single-use plastic from the location, with other Refinitiv offices now introducing similar measures.

New York: Cycle for Survival

A group of Refinitiv employees cycling in an indoor event and wearing join the battle shirts.

Cycle for Survival is a charitable movement to beat rare cancers, consisting of high-energy indoor team cycling events which provide a tangible way for those involved to make an impact, with 100% of all money raised funding lifesaving rare cancer research. The 65-strong Refinitiv New York City team maintained its position as the number one corporate team for the event, raising $40,000 for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre. The Refinitiv national team raised over $80,000 and was ranked number 30 in the country for 2019. 

New York: Volunteering Week

A group of Refinitiv employees gathered in a kitchen with a large banner behind them stating "The Bowery Mission."

During Volunteering Week, 210 employees in New York volunteered 776 hours of their time to give back to the community. Over the course of five days, volunteers packed 250 hygienic kits for the homeless, prepped and served over 250 meals, cleaned a park in Astoria, knitted blankets for children in need, joined a daycare center reading and creating crafts, spent an afternoon and dinner with senior citizens, and hiked with shelter dogs. The vast array of activities demonstrated our employees' commitment to our social sustainability pledge, to reflect and support the communities we operate in.

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Our sustainability initiatives in EMEA

Click on the country tab to explore our environmental and social impact initiatives in diverse Refinitiv office locations, which support local communities across every corner of the world.

London: Royal Parks half marathon

Image of Refinitiv employees participating in the Royal Parks Half Marathon

Represented by colleagues across our Canary Wharf offices, a Refinitiv team ran the Royal Parks half marathon on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital in London this year. With every employee raising at least $1,250 and making use of Refinitiv’s matching gifts program, the team raised in excess of $50,000 to support the vital medical research and lifesaving work of GOSH.

Nottingham: Snowdon sunrise challenge

Nottingham Snowdon Sunrise Challenge image

A highlight from this year’s fundraising initiatives by the Nottingham office - which raised $25,000 across a series of events. 22 colleagues took on the demanding challenge of trekking up Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, UK. The hike raised money for Cool Earth, a climate crisis charity that focuses on protecting endangered rainforest to combat global warming and protect natural ecosystems.

London and Exeter: tackling plastic

A Refinitiv social impact initiative where a Refinitiv Earth Day poster and two reusable mugs appear to encourage sustainable actions by their employees.

Refinitiv has become a flagship partner of Canary Wharf's 'Breaking The Plastic Habit Campaign' and is introducing a raft of measures to reduce single-use plastics in our London global hub. Our Exeter office is taking similar steps, such as installing milk dispensers in the kitchen. In Exeter alone, this has diverted an estimated 1,000 plastic milk bottles from ending up in landfill per year. Like many offices across the Refinitiv footprint, these teams have continued to build on our global campaign to transition to reusable mugs and bottles - and have eliminated single-use plastic cups on site.

Asia-Pacific

Our sustainability initiatives in APAC

Click on the country tab to explore our environmental and social impact initiatives in diverse Refinitiv office locations, which support local communities across every corner of the world.

Bengaluru: 10k plantation

Image of Refinitiv employees planting  10k trees in Bengaluru

As part of our One Year Young global celebrations, volunteers at our Bengaluru office participated in our largest ever tree plantation drive by planting 10,000 saplings over the course of two days. Over 345 volunteers participated in the campaign that helped create a mini Refinitiv forest, in association with our community partners SayTrees and Concern India Foundation - who will maintain the plantation for the next two years until it grows into a full Miyawaki forest and becomes self-sustaining.

Bengaluru: carpooling

traffic in India representing immense carbon emissions.

When a Bengaluru colleague decided to play his individual part in reducing the traffic in the city, he reduced his carbon footprint by carpooling - sharing almost 800 rides and lowering his carbon emissions by 1,300 kg. Inspired by the positive impact of this small change in his own life, he encouraged other colleagues to do the same, with over 2,000 people in the office now carpooling and saving over 40,000 kgs of carbon dioxide.

Bengaluru: Hasiru Mission

A group on Indian boys gathered together to plant trees on the ground.

Refinitiv colleagues in the Bengaluru office have established a strong association with the community Hasiru (green) Mission since 2016, leading various environmental project with a focus on tree planting - a vital activity in tackling climate change. Since 2017, the volunteers have planted around 2,000 saplings. It is a small initiative with a big ambition, and a vision to plant 1,000,000 saplings by 2021.

Sustainable Development Goals

Our support of the UN SDGs

Our environmental and social initiatives are supporting the United Nations sustainable development goals to action a more sustainable future. As a business, we are committed to the SDGs and realize that the work of our employees spans the breadth of all 17 global goals. We are proud to meet the needs of the SDGs on the ground through these employee-led initiatives.