A local mortgage provider has been recognised for its sustainability efforts after offsetting its carbon footprint from last year, and vowing to slash its paper consumption by a third.
Skipton International recently received the maximum four-star rating of ‘Support The Goals’, an initiative established to share the business journeys of those supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The Guernsey-based savings and mortgage bank aligned itself with four of the UN Sustainability Development Goals through the publication of its first Sustainability Report for 2019.
The report accompanies the establishment of an Environmental Policy and is part of a wider commitment to formalise the business’ approach to environmental and sustainability issues as it looks to play its part in improving and protecting the world.
Pictured: Managing Director Jim Coupe.
As part of its new Environmental Policy, Skipton has already offset 125% of its carbon footprint from 2019 and has pledged tor reduce its carbon emissions even further in the future.
By 2022, Skipton plans to reduce paper consumption per customer by 33% and increase the time its team spend volunteering in the community by 300%.
The bank has also committed to helping 200 first time buyers into homes across Jersey and Guernsey every year.
“We are very proud to be releasing this report to the public and our customers as firm evidence of how we plan to be part of positive change in the world," Jim Coupe, Managing Director of Skipton International, said.
"These goals will make a tangible difference to the environment and we fully expect them to develop over time. We are incredibly passionate about being an effective corporate citizen and doing good in those communities in which we operate.”
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