Climate change poses wide-ranging threats to human life, livelihoods and the natural world; we must work together to avert its worst effects and to move to a low-carbon economy. This is why we have committed to achieving net zero emissions across our operations, by no later than 2040. This includes our direct operations, as well as our lending and investment portfolio.
As a bank built on trusting relationships, working together means supporting our customers through this change, helping them to see their individual risks and invest in long-term solutions.
We have always preferred to work with customers and businesses that share our responsible outlook, while we continually aim to improve the sustainability of our own operations. Through efficient use of resources, responsible purchasing and avoiding unnecessary travel, we are further reducing our environmental impact.
As we continue to develop a range of sustainable financing and investment options, our digital solutions offer customers and employees more opportunities to meet and stay informed remotely, as well as in person.