United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have less than a decade to be achieved, and as a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking, we recognise we can have positive, and potentially negative, impacts on all 17 goals.

The Global Goals

We are working to embed and integrate the SDGs into our strategy. While the SDGs do not align perfectly with our business activity, we have adopted them as expressed in the SDG Compass (a business guide to action) and consider the impact and influence we have. The UN Global Compact (UNGC), United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and Business in the Community (BITC) have all helped guide our progress.

Details of other national and global frameworks NatWest Group works to align with can be found here.

SDG integration - our progress in detail

‘We have also been a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Banking for over two years now and we remain committed to aligning our strategy to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.’

-          Alison Rose
           Natwest Group Chief Executive Officer

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Read more about our signatories, memberships, and accreditations. 

Read more about how our purpose drives us and defines us, and guides all of our decision-making as we balance the evolving needs and expectations of our stakeholders. 

Read more about our ambition to be a leading bank in the UK in helping to address the climate challenge.