Environment policy

Coventry Building Society is a mutual organisation which has been meeting our members’ needs for savings and residential mortgages since 1884. We pride ourselves on our values-led approach to looking after our members, and we extend the same responsible and prudent approach to our stewardship of the natural environment.


We are committed to reducing our negative environmental impact, and proactively seeking ways to make a positive contribution to environmental sustainability.


Our approach

Renewable energy

We will only purchase renewable sources of energy and strive to minimise the consumption of energy, water and raw materials in all of the Society’s activities.


Net zero carbon

We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and will be Net Carbon Neutral by 2021 for Scope 1 and 2 emissions, and entirely Net Carbon Neutral by 2030.


FSC certified paper

We will only procure FSC certified paper for use within the Society and for communicating to members. Our in-house print facility is, and will continue to be, accredited to FSC standards.


Waste reduction

We will reduce the amount of waste we produce, and reuse and recycle wherever possible. 


Waste disposal

We will dispose of waste in an environmentally responsible way, continue to send zero waste to landfill, and work to reduce pollution.


Engaging with suppliers and contractors

We will engage with suppliers and contractors to ensure that goods and services meet the Society’s expectations in terms of environmental standards.


Members and employees

We will work with members and employees to encourage reductions in negative environmental impact.


Legislative and regulatory requirements

We will act in an environmentally responsible manner, meeting relevant UK and European legislative and regulatory requirements.


Environmental management

We will commit to continuous improvement of our environmental management.


This policy, and the environmental management it commits to, is the responsibility of the Society’s Board, with the Chief Operating Officer taking lead responsibility.


This policy will be reviewed annually to ensure that it is up-to-date and to measure the Society’s compliance with it.


Peter Frost

Chief Customer Officer

19 March 2021


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