In 2018, we achieved a reduction of 16% in our carbon footprint compared to 2017, taking us to an overall reduction of 38% since 2012.
As a financial services organisation, the main sources of our emissions are through energy, water, business travel and waste from our business.
Last year we did a lot to reduce our carbon footprint, in particular by making buildings we own and have more control of more energy-efficient, including:
We are continuously exploring new ways to further reduce our environmental impact across our whole business. We also offset all our remaining carbon emissions in order to become carbon neutral, for more information please click here.
Our environmental data is verified through independent assurance and can be viewed by clicking here.
A new volunteering programme to prepare young people for the world of work.
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.