Raise awareness of environmental and sustainability issues.
Promote improved environmental performance across departments and branches.
Help the Society to achieve the aims of our Environmental Policy.
Promote our overriding principles of going greener - Reduce, Re-use and Re-cycle.
In 2009 a group of people from different parts of our business, with the environment in their sights, got together and the result was the formation of the Green Team. The Green Team works with our staff and the business to share useful ideas and tips on how we can minimise our impact on the environment, both at work and at home.
The Team has had some great success stories since it's inception:
work starts on building a roof top garden, planted with bee-friendly plants and vegetables that can be used in the staff cafe. A gardening club is established to maintain it. The garden has thrived and we harvested the first produce
Society gets its own rooftop beehive. The arrival of the bees was filmed by the BBC and featured on the Yorkshire region 'Inside Out' programme in November.
The first honey harvest takes place.
More vegetables harvested.
Roof top honey wins the best honey in show award at the Bradford Beekeepers annual show. 45 judges put our honey way out in front of the entries based on taste, aroma and appearance.
The Society is covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service. The Society offers some investment products that may be operated through branches and by post and certain products which can be operated by post only.
Leeds Building Society is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and our registration number is 164992.