Case Study / 01 Feb 2011

Royal Bank of Scotland

RBS uses data from Trucost to analyze the activities and greenhouse gas emissions of the energy companies it lends to.

The RBS group is a large international banking and financial services company. From its headquarters in Edinburgh, the Group serves over 30 million customers in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia.

RBS is committed to providing enhanced disclosure on its financing of the energy industry. As part of its Group Sustainability reporting, it plans to report on its lending to the energy sector each year. RBS uses data from Trucost to analyze the activities and greenhouse gas emissions of the energy companies it lends to.

“We worked with Trucost to carry out an analysis of the generation mix of the energy companies we lend to and their greenhouse gas emissions.  We have also implemented a range of policies and procedures to ensure we take account of social and environmental risks when lending to customers”.

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