“I am proud that RBC and our employees continue to be recognized for our
commitment to reducing our environmental footprint and having environmentally
responsible business activities, products and services,” said Barb Stymiest,
group head, Strategy, Treasury & Corporate Services, RBC.

In 2007, RBC launched the RBC Environmental Blueprint, detailing a wide
range of initiatives, policies, procedures and services related to
environmental sustainability. In 2007, RBC also announced the creation of the
RBC Blue Water Project, an innovative 10-year, $50 million grant program to
support projects dedicated to watershed protection and access to clean
drinking water around the world. Over the year, RBC has committed $13.2
million in multi-year donations to 39 organizations working in these areas.

“RBC has taken a leadership role in demonstrating how a large
organization can find practical and significant ways to incorporate
environmental considerations in its business,” says Richard Yerema, managing
editor at Mediacorp Canada Inc.

Now in its third year, this special designation recognizes employers that
lead the nation in making environmental values part of their organizational
culture. Winners of this competition have developed exceptional earth-friendly
initiatives and are attracting employees and customers because of their
environmental leadership.

RBC is proud of its long track record of caring for the environment, and
the awards and recognition received for its commitment to environmental
sustainability. In 2009, RBC was named one of the world’s top 100 sustainable
companies. RBC is also listed on the 2008-2009 Dow Jones Sustainability Index,
recognizing the world’s financial, social and environmental corporate leaders,
as well as the Jantzi Social Index and the FTSE4Good Index. RBC was among 67
companies and one of only 18 financial institutions worldwide named to the
Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index 2008, a prestigious honour roll of world
leaders at understanding and managing the financial risks and opportunities
resulting from climate change. For more information, please visit