Reducing environmental harm
Environmental and climate consciousness are aligned to our mutual purpose.
We aim to take meaningful action by limiting the environmental impact of our business operations and managing better the impacts of a more unpredictable climate. We're also helping members make their homes greener.
This area of our website offers information about some of the things we do as a responsible business. For information about how you could go green and how we’re helping UK homes become greener visit our Greener homes page.
Climate-related financial disclosures
Explore our emissions, risks and opportunities associated with climate change, and how we’re responding to them.
Understand how our policies, guides and training inspire the thinking behind environmental performance at every level of our organisation.
Reducing waste and resource consumption
Find out how we’re reducing our own consumption and usage to reduce our impact on the planet.
Learn more about how we manage the grounds around our headquarters in Swindon, to promote biodiversity.
Policies and principles on environmental management
We also have a thorough set of processes in place to help minimise environmental damage:
- Enterprise Risk Management Framework (ERMF) – this considers climate change as a cause to Nationwide’s principal risks, ensuring appropriate identification, monitoring and management across all risk categories, with full traceability.
- Safety, Health and Environment risk policy – this sets out Nationwide’s approach to managing operational and conduct safety, and health and environment risk in accordance with board risk appetite.
- Procurement for Mutual Good – a programme that guides colleagues, when purchasing goods and services on behalf of Nationwide, to help build a greener, more inclusive and ethical supply chain.
- Third Party Code of Practice, PDF 1MB (opens in a new window) – this sets out minimum standards and encouraged practices for suppliers.
- Climate Change Risk Standard – aids the embedding, monitoring, and managing of climate-related risk as a cause to Nationwide’s most significant risks. It articulates the principles and requirements that must be met for us to manage the risks arising from climate change.
- Human Rights Statement – this recognises, among other responsibilities, our responsibility to the environment.