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RBC celebrates wins in energy conservation and responsible waste management

TORONTO, February, 2014 — RBC Corporate Real Estate was recently recognized for environmental sustainability efforts in both London, UK and Toronto, Canada highlighting achievements in energy conservation and responsible waste management.

Race to Reduce Awards in Toronto

Greening Greater Toronto, a CivicAction initiative that works towards environmental action and innovation, highlighted RBC's leadership in energy reduction with two Race to Reduce awards: a Team Excellence award, recognizing the partnership between RBC Corporate Real Estate and our Meadowvale building landlord, Bentall Kennedy, for demonstrating a high level of commitment to reducing energy use, and an Energy Champion award, for superior industry leadership in energy reduction.

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Lisa Van Beveren, Facilities Contract Manager, receives a Platinum London Clean City Award from the Lord Mayor of London, Fiona Woolf.
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The Race to Reduce competition challenges Toronto region office building landlords and tenants to publicly commit to work together to reduce the total energy use in participating office buildings by at least 10 per cent over four years. RBC has been part of the Race since its inception two years ago.

RBC has received four Race to Reduce awards since 2011 for its leadership and superior commitment to energy reduction and efficiency.

Clean City Awards in London

The Lord Mayor of London recently presented RBC with a Platinum Clean City Award for waste reduction and implementing reuse and recycling initiatives in the Riverbank House building. Initiatives at our Thames Court building were also recognized with a Gold Clean City Award. This year's awards mark RBC's twelfth Clean City Award win.

The Clean City Awards program, which has been running since 1994, aims to develop partnerships with London businesses by raising the profile of responsible waste management and recognizing and rewarding good practice by encouraging businesses to 'Reduce, Reuse and Recycle'.

RBC has a long standing commitment to environmental sustainability dating back to the launch of our first Corporate Environmental Policy in 1991. In 2007 we published the RBC Environmental Blueprint, a clear articulation of our corporate environmental policy, priorities and objectives. The RBC Environmental Blueprint describes how we approach environmental matters and includes 44 medium-and long-term commitments, including seven commitments specific to energy and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Celebrating the Race to Reduce Award win, from left to right: Matthew Cristiano, Energy & Sustainability Analyst; Ruth Weiner, Manager, Energy & Environment; Vanessa Perdue, Director, Operations & Vendor Strategy; Maria Downing, Manager, Facility Operations; Sarah Thompson, Manager, Environmental Initiatives; Nadeem Shabbar, VP, Corporate Real Estate; and Tina Pereira, Assistant Manager, Facility Operations (centre)

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