RBC employees participate in community beach clean-up to celebrate World Environment and Oceans Day

written by BVC July 11, 2022

BRIDGETOWN (BARBADOS) – JUNE 10, 2022 — RBC Royal Bank employees collected over 1,000 pounds of debris from Long Beach on the weekend in observance of World Environment Day and World Oceans Day. The initiative is part of RBC’s commitment to environmental sustainability and an investment in the future of the planet.

Dozens of employees gathered to clear garbage, and other debris, including glass bottles, aluminium cans, plastic bags, and Styrofoam containers at Long Beach. Team RBC collected 35 bags of debris weighing 1,300 lbs. in partnership with the International Coastal Clean-up and Caribbean Youth Environment Network.

“As a good corporate citizen, we understand our responsibility is not only to our clients and employees but also to the country and communities in which we serve to ensure they prosper,” said Robert de Silva, Managing Director. “The beach clean-up is an important initiative to preserving our natural resources and protecting our local ecosystems. Our RBC employee volunteers take pride in participating in these efforts because they understand the positive impact of the initiative in making a difference to the environment.”

On a larger scale, RBC is committed to a path of environmental sustainability. The bank has pledged to reduce its environmental footprint, promote environmentally responsible business activities, and offer environmentally responsible products and services. In addition to funding and supporting sustainable solutions, RBC has donated millions to environmental charities worldwide. This commitment to environmental sustainability is an investment in the planet’s future.

World Environment Day, observed on June 5 annually, is the most significant international day for the environment. Celebrated by millions of people worldwide, the event is the largest global platform for environmental outreach. Meanwhile, World Oceans Day is a global celebration of the world’s oceans and is held on June 8 annually.


About RBC in the Caribbean

With more than 110 years of dedicated service to the region, RBC has a presence in 10 countries and territories, with 38 branches and over 2,800+ employees serving more than half a million clients. As one of the Caribbean’s leading diversified financial services companies, RBC provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management, corporate and investment banking, insurance and trust and asset management services to a wide range of clients, including individuals, small businesses, general commercial entities, regional and multi-national corporations and governments. For more information, please visit www.rbc.com/Caribbean  .

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