Reduce the climate impact of the operation with 50 per cent by 2030.

Results and Activities 2023

  • Reduced climate impact by 8 per cent compared with 2020 (base year) according to Resurs’s climate calculation
  • Share of digital mailings: 76%
  • Climate compensation for all measured emissions during 2023
  • 119.5 tonnes of CO2e savings from recycled hardware
  • Launch of Resurskollen
  • Updated risk framework concerning environmental and climate-related risks
  • Continued implementation of the Climate Policy in the operation

* The post from Resurs Bank Norden includes all notifications sent from the bank’s accounting system.

As part of its efforts to be climate neutral in the future, Resurs works on active measures and influencing employees and customers to make climate-smart choices, for example through col­laborations with various partners.

Even if the direct environmental impact of the operations is limited, the environment and climate are a priority issue for Resurs. The climate impact of the operation is to be reduced by 50 per cent by 2030. We have offset the operation’s expected climate impact since 2022, thus ensuring that this part of the operation is climate-neutral.

Resurs’s objective is to minimise its environmental impact by continually improving its environmental efforts. This is to be achieved through measures including high resource efficiency, recycling, and taking the environmental impact of purchasing and travel into account.

Resurs also attaches great importance to educating its employees and facilitating environmentally conscious choices in their daily work. Therefore Resurs Academy Online Training includes a mandatory environmental course.

Digitised marketing and customer communication

An additional example of continually taking steps to reduce environmental impact is customer communication, which is gradually becoming more digitised. In 2023, a total of 76 per cent (73) of Resurs Bank Norden’s notifications made from the bank’s account system were digital. No commercial marketing to our customers has been sent by post since 2022. Today all marketing is carried out exclusively through digital channels, which has contributed to lower emissions and greater customer satisfaction.

Resurs’s climate impact

In order to analyse the indirect effects that the operations give rise to, in 2023 Resurs carried out its fourth climate calculation under the GHG Protocol (base year 2020). An operational control approach was applied to the calculations and Scope 2 was calculated using the market-based method. Biogenic emissions were excluded from the calculations.

The climate calculation for 2023 shows an 8% reduction in climate impact compared to 2020 (base year) and a 26% increase in climate impact compared to 2022, mainly due to an increase in business travel, commuting and purchased goods and services.

Resurs ‘Annual and Sustainability Report contains detailed information on Resurs’ exposure to climate risks.

Climate compensation

Resurs continually strives to minimise the emissions generated by its operations. Climate compensation is seen as complementary, and we will reduce our own carbon footprint and offset unavoidable emissions to support the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future through awareness of the choices we make and their impact on the environment.

Resurs fully offset the emissions totalling 1,141 tonnes of CO2 that could not be reduced in 2023.1 We choose quality-certified climate compensation projects that contribute with measurable effects to sustainable development. The emissions were offset through three different projects via Zero Mission, all of which are certified by Plan Vivo or Gold Standard.

Learn more about the projects:

Effektiva spisar på Madagaskar – Gold Standard – ZeroMission

CommuniTree Programme Nicaragua – Plan Vivo (zeromission.se)

Yaeda-Eyasi Landscape REDD Project, Tanzania – Plan Vivo – ZeroMission

* Climate calculation according to the GHG protocol (base year 2020)