Go Green Hub

Sustainable banking
and our climate change strategy

Becoming climate positive by 2025

We're setting out a new ambition to be a leading bank in the UK & Republic of Ireland helping to address the climate challenge; by making our own operations net carbon zero in 2020 and climate positive by 2025, and by driving material reductions in the climate impact of our financing activity.

Find out more about our current focus and the progress we've made below.

Our current focus

Helping to end the most harmful activity

Accelerating the speed of transition

Championing climate solutions

Embedding climate into culture and decision-making

Our progress

A leading lender in renewables

£9.9bn sustainable energy financing

Reducing emissions

Market leading sustainability policies

Working with the United Nations (UN)

Electric vehicle, renewable energy and energy productivity leaders

Go green and you could save money on your mortgage

Buy an energy efficient home and you could save money on your monthly mortgage payments.

Royal Bank of Scotland Green Mortgages are available to over 18s purchasing a home with a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of A or B. Available on selected products. Product fees may apply. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

How to reduce your energy bills

We spend a lot of money on gas and electricity. That's why we've pulled together our top energy saving tips, because when you cut how much energy you use, you not only spend less you also reduce your carbon footprint. It’s a win-win.

Going paperless

Switching to paperless is a quick and easy way to reduce your waste. Instead, you can check your mail and statements via online banking or on your mobile app. It’s a safe and handy way to manage all your documents.

Specific mobile and online banking criteria applies

Climate change news

From sustainable banking news to teaching your kids about climate change, we have a range of helpful articles to help us all do our bit for the environment.

Climate and sustainable finance news

Developments in the green energy sector and beyond

Student living

How to be kind to the environment and your wallet

Save money, save the planet

Teaching your kids to be eco-friendly could help your bank balance

Earth Day

Simple actions you can take to celebrate under lockdown

More climate change resources

There's so much we can all do to reduce the impact of climate change. These online tools and resources could help you understand how you can play your part.

Something else we can help you with?