Considering the social, economic and environmental impact of our activities is second nature to us. We want to act responsibly to our people, local communities and the greater global population. Take our new building in Inverness for instance - Great Glen House. It sets new environmental standards for buildings across the UK at a time when we face the growing threat of climate change - we believe it's one of Scotland's most sustainable and environmentally friendly buildings. And it's a real indication of our commitment to green initiatives in the workplace.
We put this greening into action at a local level too. Our Forvie National Nature Reserve visitor facility has a newly installed, mini-wind turbine on its roof. Over conventional electricity, it'll help us prevent 1.4 tonnes of carbon being released into the atmosphere.
We also support Greenspace Scotland and local greenspace initiatives. Greenspaces are the 'lungs' of our towns and cities - and help improve people's physical and mental health by providing space for informal recreation or to experience wildlife on your doorstep. In 2007-08, we paid grants of over £1.2 million to Greenspace projects.