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RBC named one of Canada's "Best 50 Corporate Citizens" for 2015

TORONTO, June 4, 2015 -  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, including being named as one of Canada’s “Top 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations” in the June 15, 2015 issue of Maclean’s magazine, released today.

Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We employ approximately 78,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 39 other countries. For more information, please visit

RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2014, we contributed more than $111 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community investments of more than $76 million and $35 million in sponsorships.