Banking with Royal Bank of Scotland

Sustainable banking
and our climate change strategy

Becoming climate positive by 2025

As a business we’ve set ourselves two major goals to reduce our impact on the planet. By the end of this year our aim is to be Carbon Zero and by 2025 we aim to be Climate Positive.

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

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 at a safe and handy way to manage all your documents.

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.

Save money, save the planet

Teaching your children to be eco-friendly doesn’t just help the planet: it can also be good for your family’s bank balance.

Student living

How to be kind to the environment and your wallet.

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