TradeStation’s environmental footprint has been positively impacted by decisions we’ve made, including reduction of office space, our energy-efficient facilities and data centers, and reducing waste. We service our customers online only, with no need for physical branches. Our culture is also one that effectively fosters virtual collaboration, reducing the need for business travel for internal meetings.

Our energy conservation efforts start with our facilities. All of our buildings are leased, with our Chicago office being our first LEED certified facility. However, we still do have some control over the “green” features of these buildings. For example, our headquarters feature green technologies including lighting control systems incorporating LED technology and other energy management systems as well as recycling programs in some locations.

Recent AccomplishmentsMetrics as of February 2022

22% Reduction in space requirements since 2019.

79% Employees working remotely today reducing office
energy needs and carbon emmssions

We have reduced our office square footage by 22% since 2019 due to the growth of remote working options.

Michael Fisch
Chief Technology Officer

In 2020, we shifted to a semi-remote work environment in response to the global pandemic. We have since listened to our employees who have said they prefer to have a remote working option. For this reason, we have adopted a hybrid model, and 79% of our employees continue to work remotely in some capacity. Not only does this give them more flexibility, but it also helps to downsize our physical office footprint, lowering our total energy costs as well as our total carbon footprint. Remote working also reduces emissions since fewer employees are commuting to work.

Our data centers are managed externally by third-party providers which are continually employing new technologies and increasing their use of renewable energy sources. As examples, two of our primary cloud providers, AWS, and Azure, have a goal of powering their operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025. TradeStation’s footprint will directly benefit from their efforts.

TradeStation is not involved in the mining of cryptocurrencies, and all crypto transactions are performed outside of our ecosystem in the cloud. The cryptocurrency environment therefore accounts for a very small percentage of our total energy consumption.

We believe that the impacts from climate change may have an overall low risk to our business but we take steps such as business continuity planning to prepare for extreme weather events and other natural disasters that may impact our offices or data centers.