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Not banking, investing in or lending to companies that are involved in the

unsustainable exploitation of natural resources

73%

Not banking, investing in or lending to companies that manufacture chemicals

that persist in the environment or are harmful to health

70%

Supporting companies that invest in renewable energy

65%

Not banking, investing in or lending to companies whose core activities generate

global climate change, via the extraction

(e.g. fracking), production or distribution of fossil fuels

58%

Supporting organisations that protect the environment

50%

Encouraging suppliers to The Co-operative Bank to comply with strict

environmental standards

48%

Making a commitment that The Co-operative Bank will be carbon neutral

40%

Not banking, investing in or lending to companies that are involved in the

development of nanotechnology in circumstances that risk

damaging the environment or harming human health

38%

Participating in campaigns which seek to protect the environment

33%

Not banking, investing in or lending to companies that are involved in the

development of genetically modified organisms

30%

Publishing The Co-operative Bank’s environmental performance

29%

Providing paperless statements

23%

Other

2%

Don’t know

2%

None of the above

2%

Ecological impact – protecting the environment

– is one of the five areas of The Co-operative

Bank’s current Ethical Policy. Which of the

following actions do you believe best help show

that The Co-operative Bank helps protect the

environment?

• The following five actions received the greatest support from

customers in the poll:

1) Not banking, investing in or lending to companies that are

involved in the unsustainable exploitation of natural

resources

(73%)

2) Not banking, investing in or lending to companies that

manufacture chemicals that persist in the environment or

are harmful to health

(70%)

3) Supporting companies that invest in renewable energy

(65%)

4) Not banking, investing in or lending to companies whose

core activities generate global climate change, via the

extraction (e.g. fracking), production or distribution of fossil

fuels

(58%)

5) Supporting organisations that protect the environment

(50%)

Question 11 Results

Poll Questions 1-7 Poll Questions 8-16

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Values and Ethics

Poll 2014

Poll Results