Becoming climate positive by 2025

Sustainable banking and our climate change strategy

Becoming climate positive by 2025

We're setting out a new ambition to be a leading bank in the UK & Republic of Ireland helping to address the climate challenge; by making our own operations net carbon zero in 2020 and climate positive by 2025, and by driving material reductions in the climate impact of our financing activity.

Find out more about our current focus and the progress we've made below.

How we're tackling climate change

Our current focus

Helping to end the most harmful activity

Accelerating the speed of transition

Championing climate solutions:

Embedding climate into culture and decision-making

Our progress

A leading lender in renewables

£9.9bn sustainable energy financing

Reducing emissions

Market leading sustainability policies

Working with the United Nations (UN)

Electric vehicle, renewable energy and energy productivity leaders

Trying to make your home a little greener?

You could make your home more climate friendly with the Green Home Grant and a home improvement loan.

Green Home Grant available in England only. To apply for a loan you must be 18+ and a UK resident with a NatWest current account (held for 3+ months).

Make your home more climate friendly and get a £100 thank you from us

Representative 7.9% APR for loans between £5,000 and £7,450.

Other loan amounts are available at alternative rates. Our rates depend on your circumstances and loan amount and may differ from the Representative APR. 

When you take out a loan of up to £7,450 with us and submit your Green Homes Grant voucher, we'll give you £100 back as a thank you for making your home more climate friendly.

Terms and conditions apply.

Representative APR of 7.9% for loans between £5,000 and £7,450. Other loan amounts are available at alternative rates. Our rates depend on your circumstances and loan amount and may differ from the Representative APR.

Go green and you could save money on your mortgage

Buy an energy efficient home and you could save money on your monthly mortgage payments.

Go green for discounted mortgage rates.

NatWest Green Mortgages are available to over 18s purchasing a home with a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of A or B. Available on selected products. Product fees may apply. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

How to reduce your energy bills

We spend a lot of money on gas and electricity. That's why we've pulled together our top energy saving tips, because when you cut how much energy you use, you not only spend less you also reduce your carbon footprint. It’s a win-win.

Our Carbon Footprint Tracking Pilot

The CoGo app helps you see the carbon impact of your spending, calling out what you do well, and where you can make even more of a difference. CoGo also suggests hints and tips on how to reduce your footprint, like switching to renewable energy or buying second-hand clothes.

We’re currently testing this App with a select group of customers as part of an 8-week pilot. They will provide feedback on their experience to help us design a future solution for all our customers. 

Going paperless

Switching to paperless is a quick and easy way to reduce your waste. Instead, you can check your mail and statements via online banking or on your mobile app. It’s a safe and handy way to manage all your documents.

Specific mobile and Online Banking criteria applies.

Climate change news

From sustainable banking news to teaching your kids about climate change, we have a range of helpful articles to help us all do our bit for the environment.

Climate and sustainable finance news

Developments in the green energy sector and beyond.

Save money, save the planet

Teaching your children how to be eco-friendly doesn’t just help the planet: it can also be good for your family’s bank balance.

Student living

How to be kind to the environment and your wallet.

Something else we can help you with?