Awards

We are becoming a more sustainable bank, and a more responsible company, doing business in a sustainable way. We are proud of our achievements but we know we still have progress to make. The selection of awards and recognition below reinforce that we are determined to make a difference for our customers, businesses, communities and the environment.

Read about external ratings and benchmarks in 2016 including CDP and
Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

Awards 2016
  • 2016 Awards

    Awards and Recognition Category and Winner
    Winner, The Prince's Trust Corporate Employee Awards All Round Hero Award, NatWest
    Winner, The Prince's Trust Corporate Employee Awards Active Inspiration Award, NatWest
    Runner Up, The Prince's Trust Corporate Employee Awards Zero to Hero Award, NatWest
    Achieved the Business Working Responsibly Mark Ulster Bank
    Named as one of the top ten employers in the Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark RBS
    Winner, BusinessGreen Leaders Awards  Young Executive of the Year, Rishi Madlani - Director, Sustainable Energy
    Highly Commended, BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Sustainability Team of the Year, RBS Sustainable Energy Forum
    Three Silver Corporate Engagement Awards

    Best charity, NGO or NFP and Most effective long-term programme, NatWest and The Prince's Trust

    Best Internal Communication, RBS and The Leith Agency -Sport Relief Cycle Challenge 2015

    Two Bronze Corporate Engagement Awards

    Best arts and culture programme, NatWest and Southbank Centre with support from M&C Saatchi

    Best Execution, RBS, NatWest, Ulster Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland (Skills & Opportunities Fund) for work with PNE Group and Sterling Solutions

    Highly Commended, Corporate Engagement Awards  Best collaboration for a single event, RBS - with Sport Relief
    Gold Award, Marketing Society Star Awards Best financial services campaign, Leith Links & RBS, Pedal Yourself Proud campaign (Sport Relief) 
    Silver Award, Marketing Society Star Awards Best Marketing Campaign, Leith Links & RBS, Pedal Yourself Proud campaign (Sport Relief)
    Gold Award, Institute of Promotional Marketing Awards Financial & Professional Services, Leith Links & RBS, Pedal Yourself Proud campaign (Sport Relief)
    Bronze Award, Institute of Promotional Marketing Awards Best Sponsorship Activation, Leith Links & RBS, Pedal Yourself Proud campaign (Sport Relief)
    Winner, Asian Voice Charity Awards Excellence in Corporate Responsibility, NatWest
    Winner of two IITD (Irish Institute of Training and Development) National Training Awards

    Best Overall Learning and Development Organisation, Ulster Bank

    Best Learning & Development Organisation - Large Companies, Ulster Bank

    Winner, WealthBriefing European Awards Philanthropy offering, Coutts
    Included in RobecoSAM's 'The Sustainability Yearbook' Yearbook member, RBS
    Ranked in the top third of the top 100 organisations in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index RBS
    One of the top 11 employers in the Stonewall Global Workplace Index RBS
    Two Gold RoSPA Awards Occupational, Health & Safety and Fleet Safety, RBS
    Winner of Sector Award, RoSPA Awards Commercial and Business Services, RBS
    Platinum Award, The Institute of Fundraising Payroll Giving Scheme, RBS
  • 2015 Awards

    Awards and Recognition Category and Winner
    Platinum Quality Mark Award, The Institute of Fundraising and the Association of Payroll Giving Organisations  Payroll Giving Scheme, RBS
    Winner, BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Young Sustainability Executive of the Year, Hiten Sonpal of Lombard Green Energy
    Certificate of Commendation, Chartered Trading Standards Institute Award NatWest
    Winner, Earth Care Awards Community based mitigation and adaptation to climate change in land use, land use change and forestry and water resources, RBS Foundation India
    Overall winner of Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility Awards Outstanding Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility, Ulster Bank
    Winner, Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility Awards Excellence in Community - Volunteering, Ulster Bank for MoneySense in Schools
    Highly Commended, Business Disability Forum Awards Product Development, RBS
    Highly Commended, The British Institute of Facilities Management Awards Impact on Sustainability, RBS - Innovation and Partnerships for Business and Environment
    Fairplace Award - An Ethical Workplace Accreditation Thanet Grange office, RBS
    Two Gold RoSPA Awards Occupational Health and Safety, and Driver Safety
    Winner, Scottish Financial Services Awards RBS
    Ranked in the top third of the top 100 organisations in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index RBS
    One of the top ten employers in the Stonewall Global Workplace Index RBS
    Included in RobecoSAM's 'The Sustainability Yearbook' Yearbook member, RBS
    Financial Innovation Awards Innovation in supporting business or enterprise - business support, RBS
    Silver Award, Business Energy Challenge Awards RBS
    Special Award, Business Energy Challenge Awards Large portfolio climber, RBS
    Gold Award, London Clean City Awards Scheme RBS
    Business Working Responsibility Mark  Ulster Bank
    Times Top 50 Employer for Women RBS
    Platinum ranking, Opportunity Now RBS
    Gold ranking, Race for Opportunity RBS
    Finalist, Third Sector Business Charity Awards Single Project, RBS
    Largest lender to the UK renewable energy sector (2011-2015), according to InfraDeals RBS