RBC named as one of the Global 100: Most Sustainable
Corporations in the World
TORONTO, January 23, 2013 - For the ninth consecutive
year, RBC was named one of the Global 100: Most Sustainable
Corporations in the World. RBC was the only Canadian bank
included on the list.
"We are immensely proud of our performance at RBC and
today's recognition as a global leader in sustainability and
I believe it's time for more corporations to raise the bar,"
said Gordon M. Nixon, president and CEO, RBC. "I am confident
that companies that find balance between their economic, social
and environmental responsibilities and opportunities will
create substantial long-term value for all their stakeholders.
This is the new bottom line."
The Global 100: Most Sustainable Corporations in the World
is an annual project initiated by Corporate Knights. Launched
in 2005, the Global 100 is announced each year at the World
Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The objective of the
Global 100 list is to recognize successful global corporations
that have been world leaders in environmental, social and
governance issues. To see full methodology, click
At RBC, we focus on six priority areas where we have an
impact as a financial services company: corporate integrity,
economic impact, marketplace, workplace, environment and community.
Our pledges and commitments in each of these priority areas
comprise our overall corporate responsibility strategy.
To learn more about RBC's corporate responsibility programs
and performance visit: rbc.com/community-sustainability.
About RBC Community and Sustainability
Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries
operate under the master brand name RBC. We employ approximately
80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 15
million personal, business, public sector and institutional
clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 49 other countries.
RBC is recognized among the world's financial, social and
environmental leaders and is listed on the 2012 - 2013 Dow
Jones Sustainability World Index, the DJSI North American
Index, the Jantzi Social Index and the FTSE4Good Index. RBC
has been named one of Canada's Greenest Employers and one
of Canada's 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations.
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through
donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities.
In 2012, we contributed more than $95 million to causes worldwide
(more than $64 million in donations, and $31 million in sponsorships).
For more information, please contact:
RBC, 416 974-3678