These efforts have resulted in an 8% reduction in our carbon footprint since 2012 – a total reduction of 883 tonnes of carbon – the same as the weight of over 120 elephants!
Some of the things we’ve been doing at our head office in Bradford include:
We’ve also revamped 30 branches with energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems – not to mention LED lighting, occupancy sensors, and advanced control systems.
We aim to continue to reduce our carbon footprint to achieve a 20% reduction by 2020, against a 2012 baseline.
Our environmental data is verified through independent assurance and can be viewed by clicking here.
We are supporting homeless young people this Christmas as part of our charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).
Hundreds of our colleagues take on our Peak District challenge for End Youth Homelessness.
We’re working towards our ambition of creating an inclusive work environment, where all colleagues can contribute to the Group’s success.
With EYH, we have housed 15 young people since launching in June.
Building on the success of our apprenticeship scheme, we’ve opened 24 new positions across 10 different business areas.
We are proud to have been a double winner at the Third Sector Business Charity Awards 2016.
We've reduced our environmental impact, and in 2016 we were certified as CarbonNeutral®.
Our six Savings Pledges reflect how we believe savings institutions should behave.
Over 1,300 solar panels installed at our Bradford and Peterborough offices .
Our colleagues volunteer their time in schools to improve young people’s financial education.