We understand our responsibility when it comes to building a sustainable environment and combatting climate change. Our sustainability approach is continuously evolving, ensuring our values are reflected in everything we do – we are committed to driving positive change and giving back to the community.
We are part of the Santander Group and are aligned with their sustainability plans and goals – click below to find out more:
As well as developing our approach to sustainability with the wider Group, Santander Consumer Finance are increasingly creating our own independent targets and initiatives. Our response to climate change has been developing over recent years and we continue to explore how we can best support the green transition. Some of our most impactful activities to date include:
Supporting our communities through our Charity, Sport & Social Committee and Big Build initiative for nearly 15 years, with the goal of giving back and supporting a variety of valuable causes.
Providing our colleagues, customers and dealer partners with the option to calculate individual carbon footprints.
Forming our Climate and Sustainability Forum with senior representatives, providing structure and governance for our sustainability goals, led by our Sustainability Manager.
Launching our Green Dashboard, allowing the internal monitoring of green vehicle finance against the internal targets we have set. Green vehicles are those with emissions of less than 50kg/km of CO2, including electric and hybrid vehicles.
Partnering with Net Zero Group and designing and delivering Climate Awareness training to our dealer partners.
Running a survey to find out what sustainability means to our people and forming our Green Ambassadors group, to make a difference to our environmental impact as individuals and a business.
The Santander Group is committed to achieving Net Zero by 2050 and within Santander Consumer Finance, we are developing targets and plans to significantly reduce our financed emissions by 2030.
The Santander Group are working to reduce environmental risks and create socially responsible business practices that support the transition towards a Green Economy.