In 2017, we achieved a further reduction of 19% in our carbon footprint compared to 2016.
As the majority of our carbon footprint relates to our energy usage, we continue to invest in further improving the energy efficiency of our buildings, with initiatives such as:
In 2018, we are looking to trial adding solar film, a thin heat reflective laminate, to the windows in our Bradford office. This reduces internal temperatures, which will lessen the need for air conditioning.
Our environmental data is verified through independent assurance and can be viewed by clicking here.
We’re continuing to build on the success of our apprenticeship scheme
Our colleagues volunteer their time in schools to improve young people’s financial education.
Colleagues swap their beds for sleeping bags to raise money for End Youth Homelessness.
The way consumers use financial services is evolving, leading to some necessary changes for us to meet our customers’ changing needs.
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.
We are supporting homeless young people this Christmas as part of our charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).
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.
Our six Savings Pledges reflect how we believe savings institutions should behave.
Over 1,300 solar panels installed at our Bradford and Peterborough offices .
Everyday Thanks was launched in September 2015 as part of our Group’s 150th birthday.