Working together towards sustainability
We made great strides on our sustainability journey in 2021, working enthusiastically towards more sustainable finances that contribute to a better environment and society.
Key sustainability initiatives
We assessed GHG emissions from our credit portfolio, updated our focus on the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs) and held two green bond issuances. The Bank’s Sustainable Financing Label was created and we introduced a new savings account and fund to contribute to sustainability. We also achieved our best ESG risk rating from Sustainalytics to date.
Human resources and equality
Much as in 2020, the Bank’s activities this year were coloured by the various challenges posed by Covid-19. Put simply, the challenge has been to balance health precautions for the Bank’s employees while also continuing operation and maintaining a high service level.
Collaboration, support and instruction
We participate in various projects that encourage development and progress in the community. Grants from our Community Fund are awarded to diverse projects and, in addition, we support local initiatives independently and through partnership agreements.