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.

Supporting environmental developments

We welcome enquiries from clients seeking finance and guidance for Passive House developments and other environmentally-friendly home and renewable energy initiatives. We also offer finance for environmental projects such as forestation and peatland restoration.

Learn more about the special arrangements we can offer for Passive House certified developments.

Contact us to discuss your project with one of our bankers.

Reducing our carbon footprint

As well as supporting clients with their environmental projects, here are some of the ways we are reducing our carbon footprint:

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 our staff with ‘cycle to work’ and electric vehicle leasing schemes.

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 that make a difference to people’s lives

We are supporting the incredible work of FACE as our Charity of the Year. This small and hardworking team of volunteers supports patients and families affected by cancer by providing the little things that can often make a difference to their comfort. We are committed to raising funds that will help them to create a positive environment for patients undergoing treatment.

Learn more about FACE at https://www.face.scot/

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, we donated to The National Emergencies Trust and to the foodbank charity, The Trussell Trust. These two charities have helped some of the people most affected by the pandemic.

And we support two social enterprises. Harry Specters offers confidence and hope to young people with autism by providing employment and free training. And From Babies With Love donates its profits from their unique, ethically sourced designs to orphaned and abandoned children around the world.

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We also proudly support our staff in their individual efforts to raise money for charity. We provide volunteering days and charitable matching so that they can support the charitable causes they care about.

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