The NSE aims to minimize the impact of its activities on the environment. In pursuit of this goal, it has gone beyond compliance with the measures required of it by law and by its external agreements.

The NSE considers it important to increase efficiency and reduce waste, to recycle where possible and to minimize natural resource use. The Exchange is continually improving its environmental management practices and measures, educating employees to adopt environmentally responsible behavior an​d promoting these same practices in its supply chain and marketplace.

NSE recycles
As part of effort to reduce the waste it sends to the landfills and the associated impact on the environment, the NSE has established a Workplace Recycling Initiative to promote the culture of recycling within the Exchange. Under its Workplace Recycling Initiative, recycle bins are ​placed at conspicuous locations within the Exchange to encourage employees and guests to participate in the initiative.  

To further strengthen this initiative, NSE has partnered with RecyclePoints for the collection and recycling of waste materials generated at its offices, starting with Lagos and Ibadan, under RecyclePoints’ Corporate Recycling Program. RecyclePoints is a waste recycling and social benefit company that motivates people to recycle their everyday waste by creating value from recycled products and operating incentive based schemes.

In addition to paper, the NSE currently recycles cans, glass and plastics, which make up 8% of its total waste.