Sustainability strategy

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Our sustainability strategy focuses on four key areas, which give direction to our clients and ourselves on the issues we need to address every day.

  1. Sustainable business operations
    Our business operations are based on a moderate risk profile, we pursue a sustainable HR policy and we continue to reduce our ecological footprint.
  2. Clients' interest centre stage and sustainable relationships
    We communicate in plain language, we are making our financial reporting more transparent, we engage with stakeholders and we advise clients on responsible banking and entrepreneurship.
  3. Financial expertise for the benefit of society
    We encourage our employees to put their financial expertise to work as volunteers for people in vulnerable or deprived situations. We also help social entrepreneurs and invest our own money in social enterprises.
  4. Sustainable finance and investment services
    When assessing clients and credit applications, we apply guidelines addressing possible ecological, social and ethical risks and we screen new clients by reviewing their activities based on the bank’s sustainability risk policy and exclusion list.