We are mindful of our environmental footprint and make concentrated efforts to reduce our impact.
Through our operations, we make every effort to commit to actions that contribute to climate change mitigation and result in a healthier planet for all.
In 2019 we started our partnership with One Tree Planted to provide a unique trading incentive for our users to trade Green Bonds on MarketAxess. Through our Trading for Trees program, we plant 5 trees for every $1 Million in Green Bonds traded on our platform.
Green Bond Trading on MarketAxess
Check out our infographic for some additional statistics on the 2021 full year results for the program.
A reflection of this mindfulness can be seen in the move of our headquarters to 55 Hudson Yards – a high-rise building centered in Manhattan’s newest and first-ever LEED Gold-certified neighborhood. Our headquarters are now located in a LEED Gold-certified building that offers expansive views and, with floor to ceiling windows, maximizes the interior light.
As is common in the famous High Line district, the greenery that surrounds the building offers a stunning juxtaposition to the steel elements of the building, where indoor and outdoor environments coexist. Additionally, the building in which our London office is located is BREEAM-certified, which is the dominant sustainability assessment method for buildings in the UK.
Our data centers
Data centers can have a tremendous environmental impact due to the volumes of electricity required to operate. Two of our three US data centers have a LEED Certification rating level of Silver, meeting rigorous environmental and energy management systems standards.