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BNY Mellon Achieves ISO 14001 Certification for Regional Headquarters in London

Aug 20, 2012

Offices on Queen Victoria Street Demonstrate Internationally-Recognized Performance Standards for Environmental System Management

LONDON, August 20, 2012 — BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has achieved an internationally-recognized environmental management system performance standard for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Regional Headquarters located on Queen Victoria Street in London. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification illustrates BNY Mellon's comprehensive commitment to sustainable business leadership.

"Sustainability successes like the ISO 14001 certification underscore our strong commitment to social responsibility by driving increased standards for environmental performance and helping to manage environmental risk. The voluntary actions that led to this achievement demonstrate our desire to follow environmentally responsible business practices and make continuous improvements," said Jim McEleney, BNY Mellon's EMEA Chief Operating Officer.

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized standard which establishes the requirements for the development and implementation of an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). Certification for ISO 14001 signifies that the Queen Victoria Street property not only complies with environmental laws and regulations, but also adheres to documented processes and procedures to implement, maintain and improve the EMS governing its business practices. These practices range from waste management and recycling initiatives to the smart consumption of energy, materials and use of natural resources to minimize the environmental impact of its activities.

ISO, the world's largest developer of voluntary international standards, presents state-of-the-art specifications for products, services and good business practices, helping to make industries more efficient and effective. Founded in 1947 and developed through global consensus, ISO's more than 19,000 international standards cover nearly all aspects of technology and business, including environmental systems and management best practices.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) at BNY Mellon reflects the company's global business priorities, with a strong emphasis on ethics, transparency, and operational reliability. Stakeholder engagement and talent management are core elements of the company's success in maintaining a leading CSR program. BNY Mellon's commitment to diversity and inclusion, community investment and environmental sustainability includes professionally managed CSR governance and oversight through a dedicated CSR Committee of the Board of Directors and CSR Council of senior company leaders. To learn more about BNY Mellon's commitment to sustainable business and social responsibility, visit bnymellon.com/csr.

BNY Mellon is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 36 countries and serving more than 100 markets. BNY Mellon is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, offering superior investment management and investment services through a worldwide client-focused team. It has $27.1 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.3 trillion in assets under management, services $11.5 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.4 trillion per day. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon.

This press release is issued by The Bank of New York Mellon to members of the financial press and media. All information and figures source The Bank of New York Mellon unless otherwise stated as at September 30, 2011. The Bank of New York Mellon, London Branch, registered in England and Wales with FC005522 and BR000818 Branch office: One Canada Square, London E14 5AL. Authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority.