Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank as measured by assets and market capitalization and one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies. With approximately 70,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 14 million personal, business and public sector clients throughout offices in North America and 34 countries around the world, RBC provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment banking and transaction processing services on a global basis.

RBC's vision for corporate responsibility is to sustain the company's long-term viability while contributing to the present and future well-being of stakeholders. We strive to operate the business with integrity, have a positive economic impact, promote environmental sustainability, create a workplace of choice, and contribute to communities.

Highlights of our Sustainability Performance:

  • We are the first North American signatory to the United Nations Statement by Financial Institutions on the Environment and Sustainable Development.
  • We are the first Canadian bank to be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
  • We are the first Canadian bank to adopt the Equator Principles, to assess the social and environmental impact of project finance deals.
  • In 2007, RBC scored first place in the Global 100 Greenest Companies ranking, according to the international edition of Newsweek magazine. The ranking includes the 100 companies worldwide that are considered most capable of adapting to the risks and opportunities presented by climate change, relative to their peers.
  • Based on RBC's 2006 submission to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP4), the company was ranked within the top 13 banks worldwide for understanding and addressing climate change issues.
  • RBC was named to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations 2006 (Innovest/Corporate Knights), recognizing companies that have proven their ability to manage strategic opportunities in new environmental and social markets.
  • RBC is Included in the Jantzi Social Index, recognizing 60 Canadian companies that pass a set of social and environmental screens.
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