Human Rights Update 2017

An introduction by Kees van Dijkhuizen, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Executive Board of ABN AMRO.

A common misunderstanding about banks is that everything revolves around balance sheets, liquidity ratios and interest rates. But in fact, banking is about people. ABN AMRO has more than 20,000 employees who provide financial services to 5 million individuals and families. We have 400,000 corporate clients, all of whom have an impact on their workforce and the local communities in which they operate. And the number of people who are directly or indirectly affected by the decisions we take at ABN AMRO is many times higher. So it is imperative that banks look at their activities from a human rights perspective too.