As one of Canada’s largest banks and one of the largest banks in the world, we recognize the impact we have on the communities in which we live and work. Since developing our first environmental policy in 1991, we have been focused on environmental management and continuous improvement. We develop policies and build programs that reduce our impact in three priority areas: climate change, sustainable communities and fresh water. Browse the tabs below to learn more about how we are embedding environmental management into our business.
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The headquarters for RBC's Saskatchewan, Manitoba and northwestern Ontario banking operations is the first office tower to obtain LEED Platinum Existing Building certification in Manitoba. The building generates almost 40% less greenhouse gas emissions, uses 37% less water and diverts over 30% more waste from landfill than an average Canadian office building. Built in 1966, 220 Portage Avenue is a shining example that older buildings can be environmental leaders.
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You are on: Footprint Reduction
With nearly 80,000 employees in over 40 countries, we have a significant environmental footprint which we are committed to reducing through a range of programs and initiatives. We measure and report regularly on our performance.
You are on: Responsible Financing
As a leading financial institution, we’re in the business of managing all types of risks. We take a balanced, responsible approach by including a review of environmental and social issues in our financing process and business activities.
You are on: Green Products and Services
Our clients tell us they want to do their part for the environment. Whether you’re an individual or a multi-national corporation, we offer advice and tailored products and services to help clients make cost-effective and environmentally sound choices.
You are on: Promoting Sustainability
By working together, we can accomplish more. We engage with a range of stakeholders and peers on our priority environmental issues to improve our business and the communities in which we operate.