Sustainability is in our DNA
As a bank of and for the public sector, we have different values than organisations with purely commercial interests. This is reflected in our organisational structure.
It is our mission to create long-term added value for society. That means we look beyond ensuring a strong financial position and efficient business operations. We are committed to a stable and sustainable financial sector that contributes to an economy that serves society and causes the least possible harm to the environment. That is why we only finance institutions and activities that abide by our principles of corporate social responsibility. We have also adopted a specific human rights policy.
All employees contribute to our sustainable strategy
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are embedded in all of our internal processes. The idea is for everyone to contribute to the sustainable water bank’s strategy in the work that they do. Within the bank we have a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee whose task is to draw up, check and amend plans and policy changes. This committee consists of employees from various departments as well as a member of the Executive Committee.
Setting a good example
Just like our clients, we want to set a good example when it comes to sustainability. To this end, we only buy zero-emission cars for the bank’s employees and Executive Committee members. We also intend to obtain energy level A for the bank’s offices in the coming years.