State Street is committed to being a leader in environmental sustainability, both in the way we carry out our operations and in the products and services we offer. Environmental sustainability at State Street means conducting our business in a manner that acknowledges, measures and takes responsibility for our direct and indirect impact on the environment. This means that we will conserve energy, dispose of waste responsibly, and reduce pollutants and other byproducts our activities may generate. It requires that we abide by all relevant laws and regulations, and seek continued improvement in reducing our environmental impact. By conducting our business in this manner, we align our long-term success with the earth's ecological well-being and create enduring benefits for our shareholders, clients, employees, and the communities in which we live and work.