RBS has won the prestigious ‘Bank of the Year’ award in the Better Society Awards 2017 for its innovative employee engagement programme, JUMP. The Bank came first in its category, ahead of runners-up HSBC, Liberum, Barclays and Societe Generale. The Bank was recognised for successfully engaging its employees in sustainable behaviours and improving sustainability in the workplace.
Michael Lynch, Head of Sustainable Workplace Culture at RBS said, “We are delighted to have won this award and be recognised for our innovative JUMP programme which is making significant savings in costs, energy and other resources by engaging colleagues in simple, positive steps.”
JUMP is an award-winning programme, operated by specialist provider Green Rewards. The programme works by motivating colleagues to engage in sustainable behaviours at work and rewarding them with individual and team prizes for top performers. Employees are organised into teams and are able to engage with custom made, online modules to improve their sustainability practises in the workplace. Modules cover topics such as water saving, energy saving and sustainable travel. Each month there are prizes for top performers including M&S, iTunes and high street vouchers.
Following a successful pilot in 2016, RBS rolled out JUMP to all the Bank’s 60,000 UK & Ireland colleagues across 1,700 workplaces. In 2016 the programme generated 5% average electricity reduction, 500,000 disposable cups saved and RBS expects to save £3million in 2017 in energy alone.
Graham Simmonds, Managing Director at Green Rewards said, “A big well done to the team at RBS for embracing JUMP so enthusiastically and generating so much positive impact.”
RBS sourced JUMP through the Innovation Gateway platform. Henry Majed, Partnerships Director for the Innovation Gateway said: “JUMP is a fantastic example of how this powerful approach to sourcing innovation works. We worked closely with both RBS and JUMP from the beginning and I am really pleased to see JUMP grow. A big round of applause to everyone involved. We believe this is going to be a real game-changer!”