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Sustainability

Banco Sabadell carries out its business ethically and responsibly, guiding its commitment to society in such a way as to ensure that its activity has a positive impact on people and the environment.


Every person within the organisation applies the principles and policies relating to sustainability, whilst also guaranteeing high-quality and transparent customer service. The Bank upholds its values of anticipating and caring, through the responsible performance of its business activity and its commitment to employees, the environment and society in all regions in which it operates.

Banco Sabadell has a set of policies, internal rules and codes of conduct that guarantee this ethical and responsible behaviour throughout the organisation and which apply to all of the Groupís activities. It has set up a Corporate Ethics Committee, to which all aspects of corporate social responsibility are reported, as well as a Sustainability Committee that acts as a general committee for the entire organisation, with members from different units with responsibilities in these areas, which coordinates all of the actions within the organisation.


The Bank also incorporates Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its sustainability strategy and its Board of Directors has given its approval to Banco Sabadell becoming a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Banking.

 

 Non-Financial Disclosures Report 2018 - (Extract of the Consolidated Director's Report 2018)

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 Policies, codes and rules
Banco Sabadellís regulations, codes and policies that govern and guide the actions of the entire organisation have been approved by both its most senior management bodies and the Board of Directors.

 Banco Sabadellīs  Code of Conduct
 Internal Code of Conduct in connection with the Securities Markets 

 Code of conduct for suppliers 
 Ethics and human rights policy  
 Corporate Social Responsibility Policy  
 Group Policy on Restricting Finance for and Investment in, Activities Associated with the Arms Industry

 Shareholders and investors policy  
 Customers policy 
 Human Resources policy
 Equality plan (Spanish version)
 Workplace Health and Safety Report 2018
 Environmental policy
 Inventory of emissions 2018 

 Suppliers policy 
 Social and cultural action policy
 Group Tax Strategy and Good Practices
   -  Group Tax Strategy
   -  Tax Responsibility and Good Practices


 Institutional commitments and recognitions
Banco Sabadell also achieves sustainability by taking part in different international initiatives and commitments, and it has obtained various recognitions, certificates and qualifications.

 
- Adopted the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and the fight against corruption.

- Signatory of the Equator Principles, a set of standards developed to ensure that social and environmental matters receive full attention in the funding of large projects.
             Equator Principles Annual Report

- Integration of CSR policies into business practice in accordance with ISO 26000 guidance.

- Signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) in the "investment manager" category.

- Signatory to the Carbon Disclosure Project and the CDP on Water Disclosure.

- Party to an agreement between the Spanish Banking Association (AEB), the CNMV and the Bank of Spain to carry out a programme of activities as part of the National Financial Education Plan (www.finanzasparatodos.es).

-Banco Sabadell included in the FTSE4Good and FTSE4Good IBEX.

- Awarded the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Gold Seal of Excellence.
 
ISO 9001 certification for 100% of processes and operations of the group's financial undertakings in Spain.

- Environmental management systems at six corporate headquarters certified to the ISO 14001 standard.

- LEED-NC (New Construction) sustainable building certification for the new Banco Sabadell Central Services building.

- A Partner in the European Greenbuilding Programme for sustainable construction. Certification of Polinyŗ logistics centre.

 Contact us
rsc@bancsabadell.com / medioambiente@bancsabadell.com