Addressing some of the social, economic and environmental challenges facing the UK was the foundation of our Helping Britain Prosper Plan.
As part of Helping Britain Prosper, we embrace our responsibility to help address some of the social, economic and environmental challenges that the UK faces. We managed this through our Helping Britain Prosper Plan.
The Plan took us beyond business as usual and united the Group behind an inspiring set of objectives. Launched in 2014 and reviewed annually, the Plan focused on the areas where we believed we could make the biggest difference.
Our focus 2018 - 2020
We serve more than 25 million customers and over a million businesses, but we wanted to go beyond business as usual and help address the social, economic and environmental issues that matter most to Britain – environmental sustainability, finding a home, saving for later life, supporting businesses, building digital skills, championing diversity, tackling social disadvantage. Read more about our performance on our Helping Britain Prosper Plan.
" We embrace our economic, social and environmental responsibilities to Help Britain Prosper by operating as a responsible, sustainable and inclusive Group."
Sara Weller, Independent Director and Chairman of the Responsible Business Committee
Our impact and performance in 2020
Building capability and digital skills
of individuals, SMEs and charities trained in digital skills since 2018.
Helping people in Britain to get their first home
in lending to first time buyers since 2018.
Championing Britain's diversity
of senior roles held by women.
Tackling social disadvantage across Britain
charities supported, one of the largest corporate donors in the UK in 2020.
Helping people save for the
open book assets under administration for the saving and investment customers since 2018.
Helping transition to a sustainable low carbon economy
We are committed to working with customers, government and the market to help reduce the carbon emissions we finance by more than
by 2030, on the path to net zero by 2050, or sooner.
Supporting businesses to start up and grow
new businesses to start up, and increased net lending to start ups, SMEs and Mid Market customers to more than £6 billion since 2018.