International Agreements and SRI-indexes
UN Global Compact
Swedbank has signed the UN Global Compact, an initiative launched to promote socially and environmentally responsible enterprise worldwide. It contains ten principles concerning human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption.
UN Environmental Program for the Financial Sector (UNEP FI)
The Swedbank Group also supports the United Nations Environmental Program for the financial sector, a global partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme and the financial sector.
UN Principles for Responsible Investments (PRI)
Swedbank Robur has signed "The Principles for Responsible Investment" (PRI), UN:s global guidelines for responsible asset management.
European Savings Banks Group & World Savings Banks Institute
Swedbank is cooperating with other savings banks in Europe and elsewhere in the world through membership in the European Savings Banks Group (ESBG) and the World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI). Both organisations are engaged in a variety of social projects in Europe and the rest of the world.
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
Swedbank also supports the international Carbon Disclosure Project, whose objective is to induce the largest corporations in the world to limit emissions of greenhouse gases.
In 2003, Swedbank became the first publicly traded bank in the Nordic countries to have its Swedish operations environmentally certified according to the international environmental standard, ISO 14001.
Global Investment Performance Standard
Swedbank Robur's unit-linked funds and management assignments are certified in accordance with the Global Investment Performance Standard.
ICC's Business Charter for Sustainable Development
Swedbank supports the International Chamber of Commerce Business Charter for Sustainable Development, which consists of sixteen principles for environmental management.
In May 2009 Swedbank started a cooperation with ECPAT in Sweden. The cooperation involves e.g. that Swedbank will contribute to raise the issue of trafficking of children. Swedbank also collaborates with the Swedish police and the other large Swedish banks to stop the sale of child pornography over the Internet.
Socially Responsible Indexes
Swedbank is a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index company FTSE Group, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalise on the benefits of responsible business practice.
STOXX ESG Leaders Indices
Swedbank is included in the STOXX ESG Leaders Indices.
Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Dow Jones Sustanability Index measures listed companies performance based on economic, environmental and social aspects. The bank received a total company score of 73 out of 100 in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2012.
|Average score, financial sector||59||53||50||53||52||48||48||48|
|Swedbank's total score:||73||66||68||70||69||64||54||52|
|- Economic Dimension||83||79||78||79||78||74||62||61|
|- Environmental dimension||68||60||64||61||60||51||43||43|
|- Social dimension||65||56||60||67||66||63||55||50|