Awards and Recognition

#1 in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Citizens Bank of Canada™ claimed top spot in The Globe and Mail Report on Business Magazine’s 2005 CSR survey.

The influential survey ranked Canadian businesses in six areas:

  • Community and society
  • Corporate governance
  • Customers
  • Employees
  • The environment
  • Human rights

Citizens Bank led the financial services sector, earning exceptional scores in the areas of corporate governance, and community and society.

Ethical Policy fosters peace

In 2002, the Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace honoured Citizens Bank for its commitment to positive social change with the Canadian Peace Award for Business.

The judging committee congratulated Citizens Bank for its:

  • Ethical, transparent business practices
  • Commitment to human dignity, political and economic freedoms, and preservation of the planet
  • Ethical Policy that fosters peace-building ethics and values
  • Best bet for the "convenience consumer"

For four years straight, Industry Canada’s The Cost of Banking—Annual Report recognized Citizens Bank’s low-fee unlimited transactions feature, and in 2002 ranked Citizens Bank the best value for the Canadian "Convenience Consumer".

Communicating with style

The International Association of Business Communicators awarded The Citizens Statement its most prestigious award—the Gold Quill—in 2000.

The judges praised the newsletter for its outstanding "creativity, imagination and innovation."