In 2020, Unity Trust Bank was awarded the Fair Tax Mark for a seventh time. Unity is a commercial bank with a social conscience. Set up in 1984, its values were inspired by its shareholders to do good in society.
Unity Trust Bank only lends to organisations that contribute towards wider economic, social or environmental benefit. As a business, it is constantly striving to find new opportunities to support. Unity Trust Bank is inspired by organisations that are built around being socially responsible within wider society; these can include charities, trade unions, social enterprises, credit unions and other organisations that operate in the not-for-profit sector as well as businesses with a ‘profit with purpose’ ethos.
Unity Trust Bank was the first UK bank to achieve the Fair Tax Mark, and the first to be accredited as a Living Wage Employer. It holds the Investors in People Gold Standard, and is a Signatory of the Women in Finance Charter. This year Unity was titled the UK’s first Carbon Literate Bank, as recognised by the Carbon Literacy Project