TORONTO, January 27, 2011, – Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) has been named one of the most sustainable large corporations in the world, according to the seventh annual "Global 100: Most Sustainable Corporations in the World" ranking.
RBC has appeared on this list of sustainability leaders since its first edition.
Since its inception, the objective of the Global 100 list has been to highlight global corporations that have been most proactive in managing environmental, social and governance issues.
The 2011 Global 100 list includes companies from 22 countries encompassing all sectors of the economy, with collective annual sales in excess of $3 trillion and a combined total of five million employees. RBC was one of only 16 financial services companies listed and one of only eight Canadian companies included on the 2011 Global 100 list.
The 2011 Global 100 list was the product of a sustainability research alliance, including Corporate Knights Research Group, Legg Mason's Global Currents Investment Management, Phoenix Global Advisors LLC, BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service and Sustainalytics.
This honour adds to an impressive suite of recognition garnered by RBC for programs and performance related to sustainability and corporate responsibility.
RBC was named to the 2010-2011 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the DJSI North American Index, and is recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers, one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers, one of Canada's 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations and one of the Best Workplaces in Canada. RBC is also listed on the Jantzi Social Index, the FTSE4Good Index, and the Carbon Disclosure Project Canadian Leadership Index.