With 12,000 owned and leased facilities and thousands of suppliers worldwide, we have a responsibility to minimize any negative environmental or social impacts of our operations. In 2016, we made positive gains toward our 2020 goals for carbon emissions, energy and water use and waste diversion. We also expanded our focus on the emerging field of sustainable building design as it pertains to the wellbeing of our employees. In our supply chain, we seek out suppliers who share our values and standards. We continue to gather information on the ways our suppliers are responding to a range of citizenship and environmental sustainability issues, and we are expanding our supplier diversity efforts outside the U.S.
Our Citi Tower in Hong Kong is a significant milestone in our pursuit to operate facilities that live up to high environmental standards and also provide employees with workplaces that support their well-being. The building has been awarded LEED Platinum Certification, which contributes to our goal of 33 percent of our portfolio being LEED certified by 2020. Citi Tower's environmentally sustainable features include solar control glass to help reduce the use of energy for air conditioning, efficient lighting and lighting controls and low-VOC paints and adhesives. Citi Tower is also the first Citi project approved for WELL Silver Precertification by the International WELL Building Institute™. The WELL Standard— which is separate from yet highly complementary to LEED certification — assesses buildings for features related to health and wellbeing. The Tower includes many wellness-related benefits for the over 3,000 Citi employees who work at the facility, from water and air-quality testing to a fitness center and workstations with ergonomic features.
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