Co-operative Bank comes out in support of Guardian's fossil fuel advertising ban

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by Charlie Spargo

The Co-operative Bank has come out in support of The Guardian's decision to ban advertising from fossil fuel companies, taking out a half-page ad in Saturday's edition to express its solidarity.

The bank markets itself as the only UK high street bank with a customer-led ethical policy, meaning it refuses business banking services to energy companies and businesses involved in fossil fuel production.

Its ad in the paper this weekend read: "Your paper's getting cleaner. Now what about your money?"

Deborah Darlington, Brand Director at The Co-operative Bank, said: “The Co-operative Bank has held a long-term position on not working with any businesses working in fossil fuels, our customers have consistently told us that this was something that they don’t want us to support which is why it is one of our Ethical Policy commitments.

"This campaign aims to highlight our support of The Guardian for taking an important stance on driving real change for our environment.”