Reporting and disclosures

Our approach to environmental and social issues is becoming increasingly integrated in the work we do across our business and is subject to the governance and oversight of our management and Board structures. Reflecting this trend, we have taken the decision to integrate our ESG reporting into this year’s Annual Report.

Our approach to environmental and social issues is grounded in the work we do every day, right across our business, supported in turn by the governance and oversight of our management and Board structures.

In line with our commitment to give our shareholders a ‘Say on Climate’, we are giving shareholders an opportunity to vote to endorse our climate strategy, targets and progress at our 2022 Annual General Meeting. These are set out in Barclays’ Climate Strategy, Targets and Progress 2022 (PDF 9.2MB).

  • Annual Reports


    Barclays PLC Annual Report 2021 (PDF 6.6MB)

    A detailed review of Barclays’ 2021 performance with disclosures that provide useful insight and go beyond reporting requirements.

    A comprehensive Environment Social Governance (ESG) report can be found on pages 51 to 104 in response to specific stakeholder interest in more detailed disclosures on non-financial matters, including material environmental and social topics.

    Barclays PLC Climate-related Financial Disclosures Report 2021 (PDF 3MB) A report aligning to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations in this, the fifth year of disclosure.
    Barclays Fair Pay Report 2021 (PDF 6.4MB) An overview of our approach to pay, including the principles and policies of our Fair Pay agenda.
    Barclays Diversity and Inclusion Report 2021 (PDF 6.4MB) An overview of the Group's approach to building a more inclusive company, including a progress report on each of our six diversity and inclusion agendas.
    Barclays PLC Country Snapshot 2021 (PDF 1.3MB) An overview of our global tax contribution as well as our approach to tax, including our UK tax strategy, together with our country-by-country data.
    Barclays PLC Pillar 3 Report 2021 (PDF 1.2MB) A summary of our risk profile, its interaction with the Group's risk appetite, and risk management.
    Global Systemically Important Institutions Disclosure (PDF 1.1MB) Institutions identified as G-SIIs are required to disclose, annually, the values of the indicators used for determining the G-SII status and capital requirements.
    Annual Report archive View or download latest and archived annual reports on strategy, results and environmental social governance from Barclays; archived as far back as 1990.


  • ESG Disclosures

    Additional ESG disclosures

    ESG Data Hub 2021 (XLS 167KB) The ESG Data Hub provides access to key ESG related metrics in a single place.
    ESG Investor Presentation 2021 (PDF 253KB) An overview of initiatives and progress across key ESG strategic priorities
    Barclays’ Climate Strategy, Targets and Progress 2022 (PDF 9.2MB) Last year we committed to give shareholders a ‘Say on Climate’ at the 2022 AGM. This document delivers on that commitment, giving shareholders an opportunity to vote to endorse our climate strategy, targets and progress
    Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) 2021 (PDF 231KB) The Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) are a global framework for ensuring that signatory banks’ strategy and practice align with the vision society has set out for its future in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. Barclays is one of the founding signatories to the PRB since 2019.
    Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) 2021 (PDF 362KB) The SASB Standards connect businesses and investors on the financial impacts of sustainability. The Standards guide disclosure of financially material sustainability information by companies to their investors.  
    Global Reporting Index (GRI) 2021 (PDF 534KB) The GRI is an independent, international, sustainability reporting standards organization that helps businesses and other organizations understand and communicate their impacts.

    Reporting methodologies

    ESG Reporting Framework (PDF 563KB) Barclays’ definitions, measurement methodology and controls for key performance metrics in our ESG disclosures.
    Sustainable Finance Framework (PDF 463KB) Barclays’ methodology and criteria for classifying financing as sustainable and also serves as the basis for tracking and reporting our performance against our sustainable finance commitment targets.
    About BlueTrackTM BlueTrack™ is Barclays’ methodology for measuring our financed emissions, and tracking them at a portfolio level against the goals of the Paris Agreement. We will be updating this paper in advance of Barclays' 2022 Annual General Meeting.
    Corporate Transition Forecast Model 2021 (PDF 764KB) Our methodology to assess the impact of climate transition scenarios on corporate companies from economic sectors that Barclays considers to be subject to elevated climate risk.

    Additional resources

    Managing our operational footprint To help support our ambition to be a net zero bank by 2050, Barclays is working to achieve net zero operations.
    Public policy engagement Barclays’ engagement with policymakers, including governments, parliamentarians and industry organisations.
    ESG ratings and benchmarks Barclays’ strategy and performance on ESG factors is evaluated by a range of external agencies. 

    Barclays UK resources

    Barclays UK Pay Gaps Report (PDF 756KB) As part of Barclays’ commitment to becoming a more inclusive organisation, we know we must address pay gaps where they exist. 
    Postcode lending data Barclays publishes its figures for personal lending, SME lending and mortgages, in accordance with the British Bankers’ Association's methodology.
    UK complaints data Detail on Barclays’ complaint data since 2010.
    UK branch closures This page provides information relating to all upcoming and recent branch closures. These all follow the ‘Access to Banking Standard’, which came into effect in May 2017.
  • Partnerships
    Blue Marine Foundation Through a three-year, five million pound partnership, Barclays will work with BLUE to advance conservation of the world’s ocean.
  • Assurance
    KPMG LLP Limited Assurance Statement (PDF 763KB) A limited assurance opinion covering the details of the scope, reporting criteria, respective responsibilities, work performed, limitations and conclusion.

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