Corporate Social Responsibility
IFDS strives to operate with responsibility and integrity in all aspects of our business. We are committed to supporting the well-being of communities across our locations in Canada, Ireland and Luxembourg, and to reducing our overall impact on the environment.
IFDS has a strong culture of caring and corporate citizenship, coming from a long tradition of corporate funding and fostering employee involvement. IFDS actively supports a number of charities with a particular focus on children and education. The commitment shown by our employees on an ongoing basis creates and promotes opportunities for volunteerism, sponsorships, and donations throughout the year.
IFDS and its employees across Canada, Ireland and Luxembourg actively support the following charities and many more every year:
IFDS is committed to environmental sustainability. See what efforts are being made to reduce our environmental footprint at our office locations and how we are reducing our impact on the environment as a company.
Learn more about the actions taken by our property manager, DREAM, on behalf of all tenants at 30 Adelaide St. E including IFDS.
DREAM Office REIT Goals by 2025:
- 10% reduction in energy
- 10% reduction in emissions
- 10% reduction in water consumption
- 75% waste diversion target
DREAM Office REIT has committed to being net zero by 2035 for operation and new developments, including Scope 1, 2 and select Scope 3 emissions.
IFDS is actively committed to maintaining a minimal carbon footprint in its European locations.
IFDS Ireland and IFDS Luxembourg offices are certified annually by the ISO14001 international standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS). The Facilities teams collaborate with employees to reduce environmental impacts across the business.
This includes the following:
- Efficient management and monitoring of heating and lighting systems
- Ongoing waste reduction efforts across disposal of food, paper and electrical items
- Choosing stationery that has minimal impact to the environment
- Battery recycling station in the office to enable staff to recycle batteries from home
- “Bike to Work” scheme is available for all employees in Ireland
- Eco-friendly cleaning products used at Luxembourg office
- Annual participation in “Earth Hour”
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint. This mentality is embedded in our culture and our business practices, which includes continually upgrading and investing in more energy-efficient technology and equipment.
Comprehensive recycling program.
We have a comprehensive recycling plan with six streams of waste to keep materials from landfills. In our offices, we recycle all shredded paper and paper towels waste. Our employees are educated on and encouraged to take advantage of organic bins and our different recycling programs, as well as filtered water coolers in order to reduce use of single-use plastic in the workplace.
Reducing paper usage.
Being green is a priority when we develop and enhance our products. In 2009, we introduced touch screen classification, taking a huge step in reducing our paper waste in a paperless business-processing environment.