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Barclays PLC publishes 2009 Responsible Banking Review


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Barclays has published its 2009 Responsible Banking Review at

The Review looks in detail at how Barclays has managed key issues during 2009 - and sets out how it will measure performance in the context of its newly introduced Responsible Banking strategy in 2010. The strategy is centred around three pillars: responsible finance, citizenship and financing the future.

The Review shows that during 2009 Barclays:

  supported 95,000 business start-ups in the UK; an increase of six per cent over 2008 and the highest number since 2003
  invested £55m in the communities where Barclays operates
  created a new team to provide investment banking services to renewable energy companies
  maintained a leading position in carbon markets and has traded 3.5bn tonnes of carbon to date, with a notional value of £45bn
  was rated in the top five among UK private sector companies for disability performance by the Employers' Forum on Disability
  achieved an 83 per cent overall score in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
  reported against the G3 indicator protocols and its Financial Sector Supplement

The Review was independently assured by Ernst & Young and met the requirements of AA100S

Barclays is one of the world's leading banks, with more than 48 million customers and 144,000 employees in more than 50 countries worldwide.

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