How can a mortgage be carbon neutral?
Most activities have a carbon footprint. That's the total greenhouse gas emissions caused directly or indirectly by our actions.
We asked the Carbon Trust to help us measure the footprint of our mortgage service - from the paper we use, to the online storage of our digital documents.
To be carbon neutral, we must offset (or cancel out) the amount of carbon emissions that our activity has caused.
The Carbon Trust calculated our footprint at 96kg of carbon emissions for every mortgage we provide.
We’re continually taking action to reduce this footprint and we’re offsetting our impact with wind energy projects in India to achieve carbon neutrality.
So the mortgages we’ll provide on greener homes won’t contribute to rising greenhouse gas emissions.
And that’s certified by the Carbon Trust.