The Co-operative Bank is the most corporate responsible company in the UK according to Business in the Community (BiTC).
The Bank topped the BiTC Corporate Responsibility Index as the Co-operative Group once again demonstrated its leading position in this area. Co-operative Insurance (CIS) was the best in its sector and came 10th overall while the Co-operative Group's retail trading operations moved up to 61st from equal 85th last year – seventh in the general retailers category.
The Bank scored an outstanding 99.5 per cent for its submission to the index, which is recognised as the leading public benchmark of ethical and environmental performance.
• More in the next issue of Co-operative News, published 16th May.