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RBC releases 2016 Corporate Citizenship Report and Public Accountability Statement

TORONTO, March 1, 2017 - The 2016 RBC Corporate Citizenship Report and Public Accountability Statement are now available online on www.rbc.com.

The newly renamed Corporate Citizenship Report (CCR) provides investors and other stakeholders, information about our priorities, key performance indicators and 2016 highlights on relevant corporate citizenship issues. Impact is reported on in the following priority areas: governance and integrity, value for clients, value for employees, value for society and environment sustainability— which collectively contribute to our ability to create long-term value for our stakeholders.

The Public Accountability Statement outlines our contribution to the economy and society in Canada.

Our goal is to be a recognized leader in Corporate Citizenship in Canada and to grow our recognition internationally. Throughout 2016, we have strengthened our reputation and leadership position in Corporate Citizenship through enhanced reporting and focus on performance. This year, we’ve structured our Corporate Citizenship Report to be an integral proof point of our purpose of helping clients thrive and communities prosper.

Recent recognition includes:

  • Fifteen consecutive years on FTSE4Good Index
  • Improving our Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) score by 9 per cent; making the DJSI North American Index for the 15th year and regaining mention in the RobecoSAM 2017 Sustainability Yearbook.
  • Ranking 15th in Corporate Knights’ Annual Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, making the top 50 for the 15th year in a row.
  • Ranking as the #1 Canadian corporation and #1 financial institution in North America on Corporate Knight’s Global 100 Most Sustainability Corporations and 37th Overall.

Our Corporate Citizenship Report is supported by a set of documents, which provide additional information on the policies, procedures and programs in regard to our citizenship priorities. These documents, previous Corporate Responsibility reports, and our 2016 Public Accountability Statement are available on our website.

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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 have over 80,000 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 35 other countries. For more information, please visit http://www.rbc.com/.‎

RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. For more information please see: www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/.

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For further information, please contact:
Jason Graham, RBC Communications, 416 313-5783