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

Green Homes Grant

Under the Green Homes Grant Scheme, homeowners and landlords in England can apply for vouchers worth up to two thirds of the cost of upgrading the energy efficiency of their home.

What is the Green Homes Grant?

Government funding for home improvements

The maximum contribution will be £5,000. However, households on low incomes will be eligible for up to 100% funding, up to a maximum of £10,000.

For details of who can apply and the range of measures covered under this scheme, head over to the Gov.uk website.

Replacing existing insulation or low carbon heating will not qualify for a grant, but additional works to 'top up' existing measures are eligible.

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.

How to celebrate Earth Day under lockdown

Do your part to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on 22 April 2020, with these tips to tackle climate change while working from home.

Something else we can help you with?