Migdal, as the leading company in the area of long term savings and as a company that manages investments with responsibility and over a long period of time, is aware of the huge importance of the protection of the environment for the future generations. Therefore, we are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for our employees, suppliers and customers, adopting a policy that streamlines and reduces the usage of energy, assimilating the "green office" culture and procedures, and affect positively, through our business and personal relations, towards increasing awareness and actions in order to preserve the environment.
The issue of the quality of the environment is gaining importance in the public agenda. In Israel andworldwide there is a wide consensus as to the planet's deteriorating situation, and regarding the role of men and business companies in reducing greenhouse gas emission, along with a significant decline in the usage of energy produced from fuel, coal and petroleum. The hard phenomenon of warming of the planet is also reflected in dramatic climatical changes; the issue of impoverishment of Israel's water sources, which has become a burning issue and puts us in a real danger, the increasing pollution, mainly in city centers, in light of the increase in the number of vehicles. All the above, along with other daily actions, have an ecological impact on the environment in which we live, often without been aware to it.
"Thinking green" is a realistic approach, which must be adopted by all of us in order to secure a better future to our children.
When acting friendly towards the environment, we do so as per the following principles:
1. Reducing the impact on the environment
We are striving towards reducing indirect sub-effects such as greenhouse gas emissions. All the above, accompanied by our own, responsible and voluntary management. We are acting beyond the regulatory demands, with an approach that sees environmental responsibility as a potential for opportunities for innovation.
2. Environmental policy
Migdal's environmental responsibility plan defines objectives, principles and values that allow it to contribute to the environment. This policy means an environment friendly business proceeding, including performing a survey of environmental pollution, setting objectives for reducing the effect on the environment, providing various tools and solutions for handling the various issues, as well as training and integration among employees and managers.
Migdal deals with the financial area, therefore its impact on the environment is lower than that of other business sectors. In spite of the above, we notice Migdal's direct and indirect effects on the environmental reality in , mainly in the consumption of resources for office use. We are committed to a sustainable and educated management as part of the Company's business strategy as far as the reduction of the "ecological footprint". I.e., reducing our usage of spendable resources that are common to the public and the future generations. All employees and managers in Migdal constitute a significant link towards implementing and assimilating the environmental responsibility program. The procedures that are performed in the Company are partly systemic, but they are also integrated in the daily working routine, and they are relevant to all areas of life.