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Barclays supports global environmental organisation WWF’s Earth Hour.

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We hope this event will encourage our colleagues and customers around the world to share our commitment to the environment and take action against climate change.
Antony Jenkins, Chief Executive, Global Retail Banking

Barclays supports global environmental organisation WWF’s Earth Hour.

The initiative, which coincides with WWF’s 50th anniversary, starts tomorrow, 26 March at 20:30 local time.

It encourages one billion people across the world to turn off the lights at home and at work for an hour.

Barclays offices and branches in the UK, France, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and the US are among those participating.

These include:

  • Barclays global headquarters at 1 Churchill Place in London
  • 45 flagship branches around the UK
  • Barclays offices at 745 Seventh Avenue in New York, including signage in Times Square
  • Sandton Court in Johannesburg
  • Marina Bay Financial Centre and One Raffles Quay in Singapore
  • Barclays offices at Plaza de Colón in Madrid.

Colleagues can participate in the event by signing up on WWF’s website using the link below and turning off their lights at home.

Antony Jenkins, Chief Executive, Global Retail Banking, said: “Barclays is proud to participate in WWF’s Earth Hour.

“We hope this event will encourage our colleagues and customers around the world to share our commitment to the environment and take action against climate change.”

Dax Lovegrove, WWF-UK’s Head of Business and Industry, added: “This WWF event will tackle big questions around how we begin to redefine success and build a future where nature and our quality of life are valued as top priorities.”

Earth Hour is an annual event which began in Sydney, Australia in 2007.

The title of this year’s event, ‘It's time to go beyond the hour’, underlines WWF’s aim to raise awareness of the need for action on climate change.

WWF is encouraging people to sign up and make this year’s Earth Hour the largest climate change event in history.

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