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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 includes specific, long-term footprint reduction commitments for energy, greenhouse gas emissions, paper, travel, water, and waste.

RBC Environmental Blueprint: Footprint Reduction Commitments (opens PDF in new window)


Performance Measurement

We monitor and report progress against our footprint reduction commitments in our Blueprint Report Card. We also provide in-depth detail on key environmental indicators in our Operational Footprint Report.

Environmental Blueprint Report Card (opens PDF in new window)

Environmental Footprint Report (opens PDF in new window)



We constantly look for ways to reduce our impact and we focus our on-going initiatives on the following four areas, and we discuss these in the RBC Environmental Blueprint Report Card (opens PDF in new window).

Expand Greening our Real Estate

Expand Responsible Procurement

Expand More Efficient Business Processes

Expand Greening IT


Our Impact in Numbers

Area, in square metres, of green-certified, leased office space

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