Citizens Launches Carbon Offset Deposit Accounts for Corporate Clients
Solution enables businesses to acquire carbon offsets using credit earned on deposits; joins Green Deposits among solutions to help clients meet ESG goals
Citizens launched its Carbon Offset Deposit Account solution to provide corporate clients with another tool as they transition to a lower carbon economy. The account provides clients a simple way to acquire carbon offsets using credit earned on their deposits and to integrate sustainability into their strategies and products. It joins Green Deposits as part of Citizens’ portfolio of solutions to help clients achieve ESG goals.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is an important tool in combating climate change. Quality carbon offsets allow companies to compensate for emissions that can’t yet be reduced and to make an immediate positive environmental impact while they work on their longer-term emissions reduction strategy. All offsets under Citizens’ Carbon Offset Deposit program are produced from high-quality projects registered with one of the four leading offset registries ensuring offsets are real, additional, permanent and third party verified.
For clients who have not measured their emissions, complimentary carbon emissions estimates will be available upon request to help clients understand the scale of their carbon impacts, identify reduction opportunities and to right-size offsetting options. Citizens works with the client to help identify emissions data sources and to facilitate measurement with their vendors.
“Citizens is committed to helping create a more sustainable and inclusive future, which includes meaningful action on climate change,” said Michael Cummins, executive vice president and head of treasury solutions at Citizens. “This commitment is an important extension of our company’s Credo, which has helped us serve our customers, colleagues, shareholders, and communities with integrity throughout our history. Across the bank, we are hard at work reducing our operational impact on the environment, navigating climate risk and delivering innovative solutions such as Carbon Offset Deposit Accounts, to support our clients as they transition toward a greener future.”
To learn more about Citizens’ sustainability efforts, please read the recently released 2021 Corporate Responsibility Report, Creating a Brighter Tomorrow, which highlights enterprise-wide initiatives that advance the bank’s commitment to responsible citizenship. Later this year, Citizens will issue its inaugural climate report, aligned with the recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures.