What is sustainability?

Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.

The term covers both environmental, social and economic resources.

Our sustainability report

We adhere to UN's principles for responsiple banking and our sustanability profile is rootet in our values. Responsible is the most important guideline.

In our sustainability report you can read more about how we are working towards UN's sustainability goals in general and particularly those goals we have identified aas being main focus areas in our work. 

How we work

As one of five Norwegian banks, we have joined the UN's principles for responsible banking. The purpose of the new principles is to contribute to the financial sector developing in line with the UN’s sustainable goals and the Paris agreement. 

Press release about the initiative

Since 2017 we have supported the UN's sustainability work by supporting UN Global Compact. We have committed to working continously to improve within the areas of human right's, worker's rights, the environment and anti-corruption.

We are a member of Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) – a global partnership between financial institutions working towards harmonizing estimations, measures and information about climate gas emissions financed by loans and investments. 

Part of our responsibility as an eco-lighthouse certified business is that we are concious our environmental responsibility and implement measures internally. In 2019, 25 of our offices were certified and our goal is to have all offices certified by end 2020. 

Greenwashing refers to unsubstantiated marketing claims that make people believe your company is doing more to protect the environment than it really is. We strive to avoid this, and together with all our subsidiaries we have signed the Guide Against Greenwashing

Our sustainability strategy is built on our values, with responsible being the most important guideline. We have prioritised six of the seventeen UN sustainability goals that will be particular focus areas of our work. 

Inspired by sustainability goal number 17, partnerships for the goals, we invite cooperations and sharing of experiences, both with partners and competitors.