Skipton International always strives to be an effective corporate citizen, doing good in the communities in which we operate. Being fair and open with our valued customers is important to us.

In 2019 we formalised our approach to environmental and sustainability issues by choosing four priority goals of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

See how we're doing:

What are the UN Sustainable Goals?

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How we're contributing

See some of the highlights from our 2021 commitments to the goals.

8 Decent work and economic growth Goal number 8 icon

Our Commitment

We will be one of the best places to work.

Our target

Score 9.0/10 in our annual Employee Engagement Survey by 2022 for “I am satisfied with Skipton as an employer”.

Annually retain at least 90% of colleagues.

70% of team members to hold at least Certificate level qualifications by 2025.

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Our Commitment

We will help more people into homes and support our local communities.

Our target

Help 200 first-time buyers into homes annually.

Increase the time our people spend volunteering in the community by 100% by 2025.

Annually support at least 25 Channel Island bases charities / good causes through the Skipton Community Fund.

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Our Commitment

We will give more back to the planet than we take.

Our target

Maintain the offsetting of 125% of our annual Carbon Footprint.

To become Carbon Neutral by 2024. Offsetting our total Carbon Footprint since the company was formed in 2009.

To become Carbon Negative by 2026. Offsetting 125% of our total Carbon Footprint since the company was formed in 2009.

Reduce paper consumption by 20% per customer by 2025.

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Our Commitment

We will always consider the interests of all stakeholders.

Our target

Showing that we care about our customers by maintaining Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Provider status.

Commit to a Graduate / School Leaver Programme by the end of 2023.

  • Transforming Our World by 2030

    In September 2015, the leaders of all 193-member states of the United Nations introduced 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development that aim to transform our world by 2030. Governments, the private sector, civil society and individuals are mobilising their efforts on an international scale to support the goals, which include ending all forms of poverty, fighting inequality and tackling climate change.

    As well as looking back on some of our highlights for 2021, our Sustainability Report explains how Skipton will continue to contribute to this important agenda. 

  • United Nations Finance Initiative

    UN environment programme logoSkipton International has become the first Channel Island organisation in the banking sector to commit to the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), further strengthening its efforts towards a sustainable future.

    To enhance its current sustainability strategy, Skipton now aligns itself to the UNEP FI’s ‘Principles for Responsible Banking’, which creates best working practice on topics from climate and nature to gender equality and financial inclusion.

    Skipton’s commitment to the Principles for Responsible Banking is an important step towards aligning the banking sector with the UN Paris Agreement on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals. Over 270 banks have joined this movement for change, which asks signatories to analyse their impact on people and the planet, set and implement targets and publicly report on their progress. The initiative aligns itself to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.

  • Support the goals

    We support the global goalsSupport the Goals is an initiative to share the stories and journeys of businesses supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It aims to raise awareness of the goals in the business community, and to encourage support through positive publicity and gentle competition. Skipton International’s Support the Goals rating is the maximum 5 stars.

    Visit to find out more.