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RBC Environmental Initiatives

At RBC, we're committed to making a difference and helping the environment. That's why we have taken on many environmentally responsible projects, to reduce our global footprint and benefit the world we live in. Here are just a few. For more, please see www.rbc.com/environment (opens new window).

RBC Blue Water Project RBC Blue Water Project®

Through donations to charitable organizations around the world, we can help protect clean water supplies and help make sure those without clean drinking water today will have it tomorrow. We are also working to raise awareness of water issues so others can get involved too.

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The Now House The Now House

Making typical, inefficient homes more energy efficient with upgrades and eco-friendly renovations.

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Green Powered Branches Green Powered Branches

In 2009, we opened the 100th RBC branch powered by 100% certified "green" emission-free power. We aren't stopping there! We are committed to increasing the use of renewable energy throughout our branch network, including green-powering all of our new branches in 2010 wherever green power is available.

 

Sustainably Sourced Paper Sustainably Sourced Paper

We have increased the proportion of certified sustainably sourced office paper across our North American and British Isles operations to 84% from 15% in 2008. Almost all of the office paper RBC uses in Canada comes from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified sustainable forest operations, and over half of the marketing and direct mail paper we used in 2009 was also sustainably sourced. We plan to convert virtually all of our paper to recycled or sustainably sourced within the next few years.

 

Carbon-Neutral 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Carbon-Neutral 2010 Olympic Torch Relay

As a proud sponsor of the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay, Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, RBC has offset the carbon emissions associated with our participation, including all emissions associated with RBC vehicles, air and rail travel, hotel accommodations, hospitality events, temporary branches and other related logistics.

 
 

The RBC Environmental Blueprint®

Read our What We're Doing section to learn more about our environmental priorities and commitments.

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