Royal Bank Climate

What’s banking got to do with climate change?

We're making changes

How we use our money today could change the world of tomorrow. In fact, money has the power to create a greener planet. Learn more about what we're doing in our latest video.

Ways we are taking action every day

Here are some of the many ways you might see the actions we're taking.

Carbon Footprint Tracker is within the Spending feature in our app. Spending available to customers aged 16+ who have a Personal or Premier account with us. App available to customers aged 11+ using compatible iOS and Android devices and a UK or international mobile number in specific countries.

Greener cards

New debit and credit cards made from 86% recycled plastic are being introduced. With 16 million customers, this change is expected to save around 23 tonnes of plastic and 50 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.

Sustainable uniforms

In early 2022, new uniforms will be rolled out for all the front-line staff. The new uniforms will be made from sustainable materials created from recycled plastic with one metre of the new fabric saving 28 plastic bottles.

Helping you take action

You can now see your carbon footprint in the Royal Bank app including the impact of your individual transactions. Learn how your carbon footprint compares to the average monthly one in the UK and find tips to reduce it.

What championing climate solutions means for us

"As the largest lender to British businesses, we have a huge role to play in reducing the effects of climate change and protecting the planet for future generations. As a bank, we’re connected to all parts of the economy; from individuals and small businesses right through to large corporates. So we know that it’s our responsibility to influence and to lead."

Alison Rose, CEO NatWest Group.