RBS Group recognises the significant global threat posed by environmental issues such as climate change and biodiversity loss. We take our responsibilities in these areas seriously and are committed to promoting sustainability within our business and raising awareness of environmental issues with customers, employees and suppliers to take appropriate actions.
As a major global provider of financial services, we affect the environment directly through our own operational activities and indirectly through the activities of our customers and suppliers across the world. The environmental challenges facing us all include our use of resources, the creation of pollution, the effects of our activities on climate change, and our impact on species and habitats. It is important that we not only monitor our own behaviour but also encourage others to adopt best practice.
Our aim is to make our environmental impact a central consideration in the way we conduct our business, and to continue to raise the level of environmental awareness among our people, customers and suppliers.
Within our direct business operations, our policy is designed to conserve resources, prevent pollution, meet the present and likely future regulatory environmental standards, minimise waste, and promote the efficient use of energy, raw materials, manufactured products and natural resources.
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