External Assurance

EY was engaged by NatWest Group plc (the Group’ or ‘NWG’) to perform an assurance engagement in accordance with International Standard on Assurance Engagements (UK) 3000 July 2020, in respect of certain NWG sustainability metrics and elements of the UN PRB Template (together the ‘Subject Matter’) presented in the Group’s 2023 Strategic Report, the 2023 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Disclosures Report, 2023 ESG Frameworks Appendix and the 2023 Climate-related Disclosure Report (‘CRDR’) (collectively referred to as the ‘Reports’).

These sustainability metrics are marked with an asterisk (*) within these Reports.

Other than as described in the preceding paragraph, which sets out the scope of our engagement, we did not perform assurance procedures on the remaining information included in the Reports, and accordingly, we do not express and opinion on conclusion on this matter.

Read the full EY Sustainability Assurance Statement (PDF 2.0MB).

More detail regarding our assured metrics can be found in our 2023 Sustainability Basis of reporting (PDF 704KB)