TORONTO, June 6, 2013 — RBC was named today as one of the "Best 50 Corporate Citizens" in Canada, based on an evaluation of the environmental, social and governance performance of Canada's leading companies by Corporate Knights magazine.
The ranking, based on publicly available information, measures a diverse range of Canadian enterprises based on twelve sustainability metrics, including greenhouse gas productivity, leadership diversity and pension fund quality. Companies are ranked against their industry peers, and scored on a 0-100% scale using only those metrics that are widely disclosed in their respective industry.
This honour adds to an impressive suite of recognition garnered by RBC for programs and performance related to environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility.
About RBCs Commitment to Community and Sustainability
Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name RBC. We employ approximately 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 49 other countries. RBC is recognized among the world's financial, social and environmental leaders and is listed on the 2012 - 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the DJSI North American Index, the Jantzi Social Index and the FTSE4Good Index. RBC is one of Canada's Greenest Employers, one of Canada's 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations and among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. Learn more at www.rbc.com/community-sustainability.
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations,
sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2012, we contributed
more than $95 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community
investments of more than $64 million and $31 million in sponsorships.