Our Group-wide Environmental Management System (EMS) provides standards and controls, supports environmental data collection and promotes transparent reporting of environmental impacts across our operations. It guides us in monitoring and managing our resource use, including water consumption and waste generated. Whilst in the context of our carbon footprint these two impacts are not material (generally combined <3% of total carbon footprint), we consider these impacts important both within a global and local context and the communities in which we operate. In 2018, the scope of our EMS included 93.6% of employees (2017: 91.1%). Operational implementation is monitored by the Group Environmental Officer, and is supported by the Board of Management of Allianz SE.