TORONTO, September 12, 2013 — For the 14th consecutive year, RBC has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an annual review that recognizes the world's financial, social and environmental corporate leaders. RBC was also named to the 2014 DJSI North America Index. RBC was one of two Canadian banks named to the World Index, and one of five named to the North American Index.
These indices list leading companies that create long-term shareholder value by embracing opportunities and managing risks stemming from economic, environmental and social developments. They track the financial performance of leading sustainability-driven companies. The annual review influences the investment decisions of asset managers who use the DJSI family as objective benchmarks for sustainability portfolios.
RBC congratulates the other Canadian companies that are included on the 2014 indices.
RBC employs approximately 80,000 full and part-time employees who serve more than 15 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 49 other countries. RBC is recognized among the world's financial, social and environmental leaders and has been named one of the world’s Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, one of Canada's Greenest 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 and the FTSE4Good Index.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 through donations and community investments of more than $64 million and $31 million in sponsorship of community events and national organizations.