August 30, 2017 - On June 6, RBC was named one of Canada’s “Best 50 Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Knights magazine. This list is based on an evaluation of the environmental, social and governance performance of Canada's leading companies, and is recognized globally as a best practice for transparency and objectivity. This is the 16th consecutive year that RBC has been recognized with this honour.
This ranking measures a diverse range of Canadian enterprises based on twelve sustainability metrics, including greenhouse gas productivity, leadership diversity and pension fund quality. This year, RBC placed within the top 10 companies and was number one among Canada’s largest financial institutions.
“Our purpose of helping clients thrive and communities prosper guides our decision-making and inspires us to make positive impacts on society, the environment and our economy,” said Valerie Chort, VP, Corporate Citizenship, RBC. “We are proud that our leadership and commitment to driving positive change continues to be recognized.”
This honour is among an impressive collection of awards and recognition garnered by RBC for programs and performance related to environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility. Recent accolades include being named as a constituent to the FTSE4Good Index Series for the 16th year, as well as being named one of world's top 100 sustainable companies.
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: http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/.
For more information, please contact:
Elynn Wareham, Corporate Citizenship Communications, 416-313-5778