TORONTO, June 4, 2014 - Today, RBC was named 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 RBC's Commitment to Community and
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. For more information, please visit rbc.com. RBC is recognized among the world's financial, social, and environmental leaders and is listed on the 2014 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, and one of Canada's 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations.
supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships,
and employee volunteer activities. In 2013, RBC contributed more than $104 million
to causes worldwide, including donations and community investments of more than
$69 million and $35 million in sponsorships. Learn more at rbc.com/community-sustainability.