TORONTO, January 26, 2012 — Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) has been recognized as one of the most sustainable large corporations in the world, according to the eighth annual "Global 100: Most Sustainable Corporations in the World" ranking.
RBC has appeared on this list of sustainability leaders since its inception in 2005.
The objective of the Global 100 list has been to highlight global corporations that have been most proactive in managing environmental, social and governance issues.
The 2012 Global 100 list includes companies from 22 countries encompassing all sectors of the economy, with collective annual sales in excess of $3 trillion and a combined total of five million employees. RBC was one of only 18 financial services companies listed and one of only six Canadian companies included on the 2012 Global 100 list.
The 2012 Global 100 list was the product of the largest sustainability research alliance, including Corporate Knights Research Group, Legg Mason's Global Currents Investment Management, Phoenix Global Advisors LLC®, and BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service.
This honour adds to an impressive suite of recognition garnered by RBC for programs and performance related to sustainability and corporate responsibility.
RBC was named to the 20110-2012 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
and the DJSI North American Index, and is recognized as one of Canada's
Greenest Employers, one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers, one of Canada's
50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations and one of the Best Workplaces
in Canada. RBC is also listed on the Jantzi Social Index, the FTSE4Good
Index, and the Carbon Disclosure Project Canadian Leadership Index