Tesco Bank become first bank in the UK to roll out Pawprint for Business to employees

Last updated: 8th November 2021

In the week that COP26 arrived in Glasgow, Tesco Bank has become the first bank to introduce Pawprint for Business, giving its 4,000 colleagues the chance to measure, understand and reduce their own carbon footprint.

Developed by Scottish eco-tech business Pawprint, Pawprint for Business helps businesses to unite, engage and support their colleagues in tackling climate change at work, at home and beyond. Pawprint empowers employees to take control of their carbon footprints using the handy Pawprint app. And it encourages participation through eco-Sprints and teams and leaderboards. Businesses meanwhile gain unique insights into their Scope 3 emissions, including commuting, business travel and home working.

Partnering with Pawprint is just one example of Tesco Bank’s commitment to serving its customers, communities and planet a little better every day. The bank currently uses 100% renewable electricity across its three sites in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle, and has aligned its target with Tesco to be net zero from its own operations by 2035.

Debbie Walker, interim Chief Risk Officer and Climate Change sponsor at Tesco Bank, said:

“At Tesco Bank we take our responsibilities on climate change seriously and are committed to playing our part in reducing the carbon impact of our business.

By making the Pawprint app available to colleagues, each of us is able to measure our personal impact on climate change and identify the small steps that we can take to live more sustainably.

Our commitment to sustainability and the planet is at the forefront of Tesco Bank’s purpose and we’ll continue to identify and develop ways to support the Bank’s climate change agenda, including supporting colleagues to work in a more environmentally friendly way.”

Tesco Bank joins many notable businesses in other sectors all using Pawprint for Business to make a difference. Over 25 businesses, including investment company abrdn, the Net Zero Technology Centre, and leading law firm Burness Paull are also using Pawprint for Business.

Christian Arno, founder and Pawprint CEO said; “We are seeing real momentum in the drive to tackle climate change and having businesses such as Tesco Bank taking a proactive approach in supporting their employees’ efforts can be game changing. Pawprint for Business was designed to drive change and to drive it fast by uniting employees in their efforts.”

Founded by experienced entrepreneur and Lingo24 founder Christian Arno, Pawprint combines the very latest in technology, behavioural science and carbon data, and is scientifically backed by Mike Berners-Lee, the leading authority on carbon data. Pawprint is the first eco companion tool that encompasses all aspects of life – combining home, work and beyond.

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