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Northern Trust Releases Ninth Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Published 09-13-19

Submitted by Northern Trust Corporation

Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) announced the release of its ninth Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. The latest report outlines key priorities for governance, citizenship and operations, employees, shared values and sustainable products / services. The report highlights achievements during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018.

“Corporate social responsibility is a culture of caring, diversity and inclusion, said Connie Lindsey, head of corporate social responsibility at Northern Trust. “It’s wise stewardship of limited environmental resources. It’s the integrity with which we run our business. It’s the way that we treat our key stakeholders, our clients and our partners. It’s who we are.”

Since the time of our founding, Northern Trust has been shaped by a deep belief in the enduring principles of service, expertise and integrity. From our roots as a Chicago-based trust bank to our global presence today, these principles have served as the foundation upon which our company was built.

Our 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report highlights our actions toward our strategic priorities and the significant progress within each of these areas:

Core Aspects

  • Reduced carbon emissions by 29% since 2015 vs goal of 25% by 2020

  • Achieved 100% renewable electricity usage at Harlow and Bank Street locations

  • $155 million spent with diverse suppliers


  • Included for the first time in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index

  • Ranked #1 on Forbes list for America’s Best Companies on Diversity

Shared Value

  • Invested $1.3 billion in new community development

  • Maintained “Outstanding” CRA rating for 24 consecutive years

Sustainable Products and Services

  • Released first Stewardship Report on Proxy Engagements

  • Founding member of the NICSA Diversity Project 

This is the ninth year Northern Trust has used the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework, where Northern Trust is a member of the GRI Gold Community. This is Northern Trust’s third report using GRI Standards, the GRI's fifth generation of guidelines for sustainability reporting. This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.

About Northern Trust
Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has a global presence with offices in 20 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and across 23 locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of June 30, 2019, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$11.3 trillion, and assets under management of US$1.2 trillion. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Please visit or follow us @NorthernTrust 

Northern Trust Corporation, Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A., incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Please read our global and regulatory information.

Media Contact:
Doug Holt
Head of Global Corporate Communications
+1 (312) 557-1571

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Northern Trust is a leading provider of asset servicing, fund administration, investment management, banking and fiduciary solutions for corporations, institutions, and affluent individuals worldwide.

Since 1889, when Northern Trust was founded in Chicago, we have aligned our efforts with our three guiding Principles That Endure: Service, Expertise, and Integrity. Together, they reflect the three cornerstones of business conduct which we strive to instil in our employees, whom we call partners, and to provide to our clients and the communities we serve worldwide.

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