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Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing our planet, and as a digital first bank, we have an important role to play in the transition to a low-carbon society. Environmental responsibility is on each of us and all of us. It has been a key focus for KBC since 2015 and we are making progress.

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100%
We’re now powered by 100% renewable electricity.

50% ↓
Across the KBC Group, we’ve cut our carbon emissions in half compared with 2015.

Reducing Emissions
KBC Group have committed to reducing emissions by 80% by 2030.

Business in the Community Ireland Low Carbon Pledge
We’re part of a business movement driving the transition to a low carbon economy by reducing our carbon intensity.

Collective Commitment to Climate Action
A commitment to reduce our direct and indirect environmental footprint in line with the Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to reduce global warming to below 2°C.

KBC Sustainable Finance Programme


A commitment to developing products that foster a low carbon economy across the KBC Group.

 

100% Socially Responsible Investing


From 2021, 100% of our funds are Socially Responsible Investments.


 

Paperless Power
 


To reduce paper use, we are reducing our paper usage and we’re proud to be the first bank to introduce paperless pensions!
 

Team Blue playing our part

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KBC Greener Way
A commitment by each of us in Team Blue to be greener across three themes: Water, Waste and Carbon Emissions. 

KBC Forest
We have planted 1,500 trees at the KBC Forest in Glencree, Co. Wicklow, in partnership with the Tree Council of Ireland.

Green Compass
We launched a practical guide that helps our teams navigate KBC’s environmental ambition and the part that they can play. 

KBC Bank Ireland Report to Society

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Our sustainability vision is part of our business model and is across the spirit of everything we do. Read about the progress we have made in meeting the targets set within our Sustainability Framework.