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ESG overview

ESG resource hub

This resource hub provides detailed technical information, disclosures and our position statements on environmental, social and governance matters. This is designed for analysts, investors and other stakeholders. 

Barclays publishes a comprehensive Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Report in response to specific stakeholder interest in more detailed disclosures on non-financial matters, including material environmental and social topics. The ESG Report provides additional disclosures and acts as a guide to supporting information in other documents in the Annual Report suite.

We believe that comprehensive, robust and comparable disclosures are essential to enabling stakeholders to understand our activity and progress. That is true not just in relation to climate change, but also to broader sustainability and ESG matters.

Progress highlights

Progress highlights

We report progress using a range of metrics across our areas of focus, including short and longer term targets.

Key ESG themes

Banks play a key role in connecting the providers and users of capital. Barclays recognises this role in serving society, and our success as a business has always been inextricably linked to the progress of the people, communities and businesses that we serve. As society’s expectations of businesses continue to evolve, we aim to stay ahead of those expectations. It is by focusing on our core products and services, and our relationships that we can make the greatest positive impact.

Key ESG themes

Disclosures, policy and position statements and ESG ratings

Reporting and disclosures

 Reporting and disclosures

Barclays publishes a comprehensive ESG Report in response to specific stakeholder interest in more detailed disclosures on non-financial matters, including material environmental and social topics. The ESG report provides additional disclosures and acts as a guide to supporting information in other documents in the Annual Report suite.

We believe that comprehensive, robust and comparable disclosures are essential to enabling stakeholders to understand our activity and progress. That is true not just in relation to climate change, but also to broader sustainability and ESG matters.

Statements and policy positions

Statements and policy positions

Barclays has a series of statements and policy positions on ESG matters, including climate change, human rights, and governance related statements on our code of conduct, data protection, financial crime, resilience and tax. 

ESG ratings and benchmarks

ESG ratings and benchmarks

Barclays’ strategy and performance on ESG factors is evaluated by a range of external agencies. Clear and credible ESG information is critically important to enable effective investment decision-making, support company and investor engagement and underpin the growing range of products based on ESG factors.