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RBS pledges to save air miles using video conferencing

Banking group RBS says that it will continue to utilise video conferencing facilities as a means to reduce its carbon footprint and cut costs.

Edie.net reports that that group is so far pleased with its progress, considering it it reduced air travel by 16 per cent in 2011, saving around 24,000 air miles and 72 tonnes of CO2.

The pledge formed just one part of a raft of measures that will see the company reduce its energy, water and waste operations by 15 per cent by 2014.

Other measures include upgrading its building management systems to identify where other savings can be made within the organisation and improving its waste and recycling policies.

However, the biggest emphasis still lays upon the shoulders of video conferencing and other virtual solutions, of which the group is relying on to reduce its travel CO2 emissions by a massive 50 per cent by 2020.

Scotsman.com quotes RBS chief executive Stephen Hester, who said of the matter: “I’m very pleased RBS has set ambitious targets to reduce our environmental impacts and help save resources over the coming years.

“Big business, big employers like RBS have a duty to manage their carbon footprint. It’s also an opportunity for us to show RBS is changing and that we recognise our responsibilities as a global citizen.”