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 took the decision to integrate our ESG report into the 2021 Barclays PLC Annual Report.
We were one of the founding signatories of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) in 2019 and support further efforts to enhance ESG reporting and advocate for improved consistency across the industry across disclosures and ESG ratings and benchmarks.
We participate in a range of regional and global industry efforts to promote increased harmonisation on data, taxonomies and disclosures. As reporting standards develop and begin to be implemented across jurisdictions, we will continue to evolve our approach to ESG disclosures in line with regulatory guidance and market practice.
Our latest and archived Annual Reports are available to view online or download.
Barclays' Environmental, Social Governance (ESG) related disclosures on non-financial matters, including material social and environmental issues have been integrated into the Barclays PLC 2021 Annual Report. We continue to report our progress on ESG within the Barclays PLC 2022 Annual Report. Barclays' Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), in its sixth year of publication have also now been fully integrated into the 2022 Barclays PLC Annual Report with the majority of the content being provided within our Climate and Sustainability report with some content being provided via the Strategic report, Governance report and Risk review.
You can view or download latest and archived annual reports on strategy, results and environmental social governance from Barclays; archived as far back as 1990.
2022 Barclays ESG Data Centre (XLS 219KB) Barclays' ESG Data Centre provides access to key ESG-related non-financial metrics in a single place. 2022 Barclays ESG Investor Presentation (PDF 3MB) An overview of initiatives and progress across key ESG priorities. 2022 Barclays Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) (PDF 362KB) Barclays' disclosure against the United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking; a 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. 2022 Barclays Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) (PDF 1.2MB) Barclays' disclosure against the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board; to help connect businesses and investors on the financial impacts of sustainability. The Standards guide disclosure of financially material sustainability information by companies to their investors. 2022 Barclays Global Reporting Index (GRI) (PDF 563KB) Barclays' disclosure against the Global Reporting Index; GRI is an international independent standards organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate their impacts.
2022 Barclays ESG Reporting Framework (PDF 318KB) Barclays’ definitions, measurement methodology and controls for key performance metrics for our Climate and ESG-related disclosures including our process for reporting against the UN PRB. Barclays BlueTrack™ WhitePaper - an update on our methodology for reducing our financed emissions (2023) (PDF 647KB) BlueTrack™ is Barclays’ methodology for measuring our financed emissions, and tracking them at a portfolio level against the goals of the Paris Agreement. This updated version explains several enhancements and clarifications that we have made to our methdology that we will use to track the new targets we have set. Barclays Sustainable Finance Framework (Version 4) Barclays’ fourth iteration of its methodology and criteria for classifying financing as sustainable for the purpose of tracking and reporting our performance against our sustainable finance commitment targets from 01 January 2023 onwards. Barclays Sustainable Finance Framework (Version 3) Barclays’ third iteration of its methodology and criteria for classifying financing as sustainable for the purpose of tracking and reporting our performance against our sustainable finance commitment targets prior to 01 January 2023.
Independent Limited Assurance
2022 KPMG LLP Barclays PLC Annual Report Limited Assurance Statement (PDF 243KB) A limited independent assurance opinion covering the details of the scope, reporting criteria, respective responsibilities, work performed, limitations and conclusion with respect to our 2022 Barclays PLC Annual Report. 2022 KPMG LLP UN Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) Limited Assurance Statement (PDF 696KB) A limited assurance opinion covering the details of the scope, reporting criteria, respective responsibilities, work performed, limitations and conclusion with respect to our 2022 UN PRB Report. Assurance opinion archive 2021 KPMG LLP Limited Assurance Statement A limited independent assurance opinion covering the details of the scope, reporting criteria, respective responsibilities, work performed, limitations and conclusion.
Industry collaboration Year joined Description Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership's Banking Environment Initiative 2010
Barclays is a founding member of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI), a group of global banks working on actionable pathways towards a sustainable economy, convened by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). In 2022, Barclays engaged with member banks on the topics of just transition and nature. Ceres 2019 Barclays has been an active member of Ceres since 2019, participating in various working groups across environmental and climate justice, climate-related disclosures, policy engagement and biodiversity. In 2022, we partnered with Ceres to integrate a US perspective on just transition, conducting research to organise a stakeholder dialogue on the topic and spoke at their Financing a Net Zero Economy conference during New York Climate week on a Just Transition panel. Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)
2021 In 2022, Barclays contributed to a publication ‘Guidance on Use of Sectoral Pathways for Financial institutions’ published in June. LSE / Grantham Institute 2021 In 2021, Barclays joined over 40 Financial Institutions and stakeholders to form the Financing a Just Transition Alliance (FJTA). In 2022, Barclays contributed to the report "Making Transition Plans Just". Net-Zero Banking Alliance 2021 In 2021, Barclays was a founding member of the Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA). Since 2022 Barclays has co-led the Sector Work Track within the NZBA. Oxford Sustainable Finance Group & the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment 2022 In October 2022, Barclays announced a three-year partnership with Oxford to work on developing a credible methodology for monitoring emissions and creating transition pathways in the agriculture sector. PRA/FCA Climate Financial Risk Forum 2021 The Climate Financial Risk Forum (CFRF) brings together UK regulators and senior financial sector representatives to share their experiences in managing climate-related risks and opportunities. During 2022, Barclays chaired the Transition to Net Zero Working Group (TNZWG). RMI - Center for Climate Aligned Finance 2022 In September 2022, Barclays became a Strategic Partner of Rocky Mountain Institute's (RMI) Center for Climate Aligned Finance (CCAF), which acts as an implementation partner to banks to align their investments with a net zero future. Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) 2020 Barclays is a member of SMI’s Financial Services Taskforce (FSTF). The Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) was launched in 2020 by His Majesty King Charles III when in role as the Prince of Wales. The Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials 2020 Barclays has been a member of The Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) since 2020. During 2022, Barclays Co-Chaired a Capital Markets Working Group of eight global banks that have developed a proposed methodology to account for the emissions associated with capital markets transactions. United Nations Environment Programme - Finance Initiative 1997 Barclays has been a member of United Nations Environment Programme - Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) for more than 20 years and was a founding signatory of the Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) as well as joining the Net-Zero Banking Alliance in 2021. From 2021, Barclays' Group Head of Sustainability has sat on the Western Europe Banking Board and our CEO joined the Leadership Council in 2022. Blue Marine Foundation 2020 In 2022, we completed the second year of our three-year partnership with the Blue Marine Foundation to support them in delivering their goal of ensuring that at least 30% of the global ocean is effectively protected and the other 70% sustainably managed by 2030. Center for Climate and Energy Solutions 2022 Barclays became Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC) members in August 2022. Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) gathers and shares insights on the policy landscape to identify policies needed to help companies, and the broader U.S. economy, reach net-zero. We are actively engaged in these strategy sessions and actively seeking alignment within the group on key issues and prioritization. We have also been participating in their bi-monthly engagement series. Equator Principles 2003 The Equator Principles aim to establish a financial industry benchmark for determining, assessing, and managing environmental and social risk in projects. Barclays was one of the four banks which collaborated in developing the principles, ahead of their launch in 2003 and have been a member since. We have aligned our policies and procedures to the fourth iteration of the Equator principles (EP4, 2020) now that it has been introduced. FCA Convened ESG Data and Ratings Code of Conduct 2022 Barclays joined the FCA convened ESG Data and Ratings Code of Conduct working group in December 2022. The aim of the working group is to develop a globally consistent voluntary Code of Conduct for ESG data and ratings providers that fosters an effective, trusted, and transparent market Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures 2021 Barclays is a member of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures Forum (TNFD), which is a consultative network of institutional supporters who share the vision and mission of the TNFD. In 2022, we participated in a pilot led by UNEP FI to test the draft TNFD framework. UK TPT Sandbox Coalition 2022 Barclays was invited to participate in the TPT (Transition Plan Taskforce) sandbox exercise which has run from November 2022 through to February 2023. Barclays is attending sessions and feeding back on the published Disclosure Framework and Implementation Guidance, drawing on expertise from around the firm as needed. World Business Council for Sustainable Development 2021 In 2021, Barclays became a member of the Banking for Impact on Climate in Agriculture (B4ICA) initiative which brings together banks to develop technical data-solutions to support themselves and their clients to align their financial portfolios in the food, agriculture, and land use space towards net zero and Paris Agreement goals. In December 2022, the group published non-binding guidance for financial institutions aimed at supplementing existing guidance relating to agriculture and climate change. The table above does not include Trade Associations - Please see our Public Policy Engagement website
About BlueTrack™ BlueTrack™ is Barclays’ methodology for measuring our financed emissions, and tracking them at a portfolio level against the goals of the Paris Agreement. 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. Diversity, Equity and Inclsuion To strengthen our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture that enables our colleagues, customers, clients and communities to grow Supporting our communities Through our global Citizenship programmes, Barclays is helping businesses to create jobs and enabling people to develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed now and in the future.
Barclays UK resources
The Barclays Accessibility statement Our accessibility statement is aimed on making banking accessible for all our customers Barclays mobile banking vans We’ll be in various locations across the country. Simply enter your postcode to find out if our van is nearby and to book a session. 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.