Sustainability

Sustainability

We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and to making a positive contribution to the communities in which we live and work.

Here are some of the ways we are working to reduce our carbon footprint.

Supporting clients

We welcome enquiries from clients seeking finance for environmentally-friendly projects

Energy

100% of the energy we use in our largest office is from renewable sources.

Travel

To reduce the amount we travel for business, we are making greater use of video conferencing capabilities. We also provide a cycle to work scheme.

Paper

The paper we use is from fully sustainable sources and we provide digital banking to offer clients paperless statements.

Waste

We separate our waste which is then either recycled or turned into energy.

Supporting charities

In the past year we have supported charities that care for people and families in need by donating to The National Emergencies Trust and to the foodbank charity The Trussell Trust. They work with some of the people most affected by the pandemic by providing essential food and accommodation.

We have also supported two social enterprises. Harry Specter’s offers confidence and hope to young people with autism by providing employment and free training. And ‘From Baby With Love’ donates its profits from their unique, ethically sourced designs to orphaned and abandoned children around the world.

Many of our colleagues also support charitable causes that they care about, either financially or by volunteering their time and skills and we provide volunteering days and charitable matching.