Sustainability and our business
Sustainability is integrated into how we do business. It guides everything we do, from the services we provide to our clients and customers, to the way we run our Bank and support the local communities in which we live and work. Our approach to sustainability is captured in our brand promise, Here for good.
Our commitment to society goes beyond creating value for our shareholders. We seek to ensure that the financing we provide is sustainable and supports economic and social development for all stakeholders. Our approach focuses on three key priorities: contributing to sustainable economic growth, being a responsible company and investing in communities.
Contributing to sustainable economic growth
We fuel economic activity and job creation in our markets through our business banking. The credit and other financial services we provide help businesses to set up, trade and expand, and help people buy their own homes, save and protect their wealth for the future. We believe that by providing these services efficiently and responsibly, we can make a real impact on sustainable development in our markets, contributing to economic growth for the long term.Read More
Being a responsible company
Our commitment to sustainability is not just about the economic activity we finance, but also about how we run our business. Our focus is on effective corporate governance, underpinned by strong processes and the right values and culture. By creating a great place to work for our people, selling our products and services responsibly, tackling financial crime and mitigating the environmental impact of our operations, we believe that we can make a greater positive contribution to the communities in which we operate.Read More
Investing in communities
Promoting the social and economic well being of communities is a critical component of the Bank’s strategy to support sustainable development in its markets. Bank’s community investment activities focus on health and education, with youth as a target demographic.Read More