State Street is committed to being a leader in environmental sustainability. In line with that commitment, we believe it is appropriate to recognize, evaluate and address the potential risks presented by climate change, as they may relate to the operation of our business and affect our core constituencies: shareholders, customers, employees, and the communities in which we operate and live. State Street has developed clear goals to manage the effect of our operations on the environment, with particular regard to the risks of climate change. We regularly measure our progress against these goals. More broadly, and consistent with our commitment to leadership, we promote awareness of environmental and climate issues with our employees and other stakeholders, while also taking an active part in the public dialogue on issues of environmental sustainability.