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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 but more to do.
We’re now powered by 100% renewable electricity.
Across the KBC Group, we’ve cut our carbon emissions in half compared with 2015.
Carbon Neutral by 2021
We’ll reduce our emissions by 80% by 2030 and will be carbon neutral by 2021, by offsetting the balance.
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.
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.
A commitment to developing new products that foster a low carbon economy.
From 2021, 100% of our funds are Socially Responsible Investments.
To reduce paper use, we are reducing our paper usage and we’re proud to be the first bank to introduce paperless pensions!
KBC Greener Way
A commitment by each of us in Team Blue to be greener across three themes: Water, Waste and Carbon Emissions.
In 2020 we plan to plant 1,500 trees at the KBC Forest in Glencree, Co. Wicklow, in partnership with the Tree Council of Ireland.
We launched a practical guide that helps our teams navigate KBC’s environmental ambition and the part that they can play.