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Footprint Reduction

Making a Difference in our Operations

Banking is not the kind of industry that conjures up images of severe environmental hazard. But as a global company we have a fairly significant environmental footprint. We measure and track a variety of environmental indicators like our GHG emissions, paper use, energy use and employee travel. Our efforts to reduce the intensity of our footprint are paying off and we’re committed to doing even better.

Priorities and Goals

The RBC Environmental Blueprint (opens PDF in new window) includes specific, long-term footprint reduction commitments for energy, greenhouse gas emissions, paper, travel, water, and waste.


Performance Measurement

We monitor and report progress against our footprint reduction commitments, and we also provide in-depth detail on key environmental indicators in the RBC Environment Report.



Our environmental impacts are primarily associated with our extensive network of owned and leased properties, and our procurement activities. As a result, many of our ongoing initiatives focus on these areas.

Expand Greening our Real Estate

Expand Responsible Procurement


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