TORONTO, June 5, 2014 - Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has been named one of Canada's "Top 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations" in the June 17, 2014 issue of Macleans magazine. RBC has been included in these rankings since the list's inception in 2009.
The "Top 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations" in Canada were selected on the basis of their performance across a broad range of indicators that were tracked by Sustainalytics, a global provider of environmental, social and governance research and analysis. Sustainalytics explains that each of the companies featured has a significant market capitalization or brand presence in Canada, was assessed using a best-of-sector methodology and appeared on at least one of the following lists: the ROB Top 100, the ROB Top 350, or Interbrand's Best Canadian or Best Global Brands lists.
The list comprises the top five companies within ten major industry groupings including banking, energy and utilities, and food and beverage. All of the companies on the list have demonstrated strong performance in areas such as environmental initiatives, impact on local communities, treatment of employees and supply chain management.
is honoured by the continued recognition of its corporate citizenship efforts.
RBC's Commitment to Community and Sustainability
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.
RBC 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