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Photo credit: Lisa Kristine. Barclays Carbon offset programme supports projects which avoid carbon emissions while creating new jobs in Kenya

Barclays has been identified as a high-performer in two prestigious global benchmarks for corporate social and environmental responsibility.

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The Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) recognise best practice in responsible business. These accolades highlight the progress Barclays has made in its Citizenship activities – how the business is working to take a long-term approach to decision-making and develop products and services that benefit society.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

This index tracks the economic, environmental and social performance of leading companies and serves as a benchmark for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios. Barclays maintained its membership of the ‘World Index’ and achieved a score of 82 - well above the industry average of 58.

CDP

This investor-backed initiative assesses how the world’s largest companies are minimising their carbon footprint, while capitalising on commercial opportunities and managing risks related to climate change. Barclays achieved the highest ranking attainable (A) and featured in the Performance Leadership Index.

Examples of Barclays activities that led to this achievement include:

  • A commitment in our 2015 Citizenship Plan to reduce carbon emissions by 10% (from 2012 levels)
  • Funding carbon offset projects that deliver economic and social benefits 
  • Supporting transactions in the renewable energy and clean technology sectors totalling £2.4bn in 2013.
Read the Barclays Citizenship report 2012 to find out more (PDF 4.7MB)Read the Barclays Citizenship report 2012 (PDF 4.7MB) (new window) Learn about the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Learn about the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (new window) Find out more about the CDPFind out more about the CDP (new window)
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