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Greening the AIB

The AIB commits to take responsibility
for promoting sustainability within its own organisation

Electricity disclosure is highly relevant for electricity produced from renewable energy sources. Supporting an environmental friendly electricity market in Europe, AIB is part of the transition to a more sustainable world.

The AIB takes responsibility for its own organisation, and seeks to make its own structures and organisation environmentally and socially friendly. The main areas where AIB is able to improve its own sustainability are communication (website, emails) and the meetings which it holds across Europe.

Since 2012 AIB took several steps to improve its sustainable impact, and will take further responsibility of its operations by means of the following steps:


  • Continuing to power its servers and computers using preferably renewable energy; and to benefit from the services of Wattimpact.
  • Carbon offset all travelling by attendees to AIB meetings, including the General Meetings, physical Group meetings, on site audits and reviews and the annual Strategy Meeting. We continued to offset even during the two years of the pandemic. For 2020 and 2021, a total of 100 t CO2e were compensated. 100t is twice the amount of a rough estimate of the CO2 emitted due to travelling.
    Even without physical meetings, we decided to support communities, protect biodiversity and improve prosperity via certified climate action projects.
    See our certificate for 2020 and the certficate for offsetting in 2021.
  • Printing the EECS Rules/the brochure 'Principles and Rules of Operation of the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB)' on the most environmentally friendly paper (FSC paper, 100% recycled), in cooperation with the printing company Lokay that has committed itself to be a sustainable printer.)
    Since 2021 the Annual Report is no longer printed, but published online only.
  • Holding General Meetings and other AIB meetings:
    Seek venues (hotels) with environmental management certification, and preferably those which engage in other activities relating to improving energy efficiency, reducing environmental impact and supporting social responsibility. One part to realize this is to prefer regional food with a good amount of vegetarian and vegan options.