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RBS - Thinking long term and serving our customers by reducing energy use and costs

Posted by admin on 7th October 2015

This October the Royal Bank of Scotland are engaging with our colleagues and customers to help them save energy and reduce their potentially expensive winter bills by partnering with Home Energy Scotland. RBS has over 2500 properties to heat and power in the UK  - so we appreciate that energy bills can be very expensive and that we have a responsibility to reduce the environmental impact of serving our customers. 

Our relationship with Home Energy Scotland to help provide free and impartial expert advice is an excellent opportunity for all of our colleagues, customers and communities in Scotland to take action before winter bites http://www.greenerscotland.org/saving-energy. Advice ranges from simple habits to adopt at home or at work to how your community can save energy and how to generate your own power. Look out for stands and information in some of our branches and offices, or simply give the team a call on 0808 808 2282.

RBS has over two decades of experience in supporting our customers meet their sustainable energy ambitions. During 2014 over 500 companies across the UK received financial support from RBS for renewables or energy efficiency projects.  To find out more visit our website

Supporting innovation

We launched the RBS innovation gateway last year. The gateway gives budding entrepreneurs, start ups and small businesses the opportunity to receive funding to test their energy saving products and bring them to market, find out more here.

Our own operations

This year RBS launched a new set of environmental  targets including; reducing our carbon emissions by 20%, sending zero waste to landfill, and reducing our paper and travel by 50%. Our targets also highlight that we want to support our colleagues and customers to reduce their own impact on the environment, partnering with Home Energy Scotland is a great start. 

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, if you have any thoughts or comments please don’t hesitate to get in touch e-mail Michael.lynch@rbs.co.uk