1. Sustainability


Our approach to sustainability

Without sales or brand campaigns, we depend entirely on our stakeholders' trust and recommendation to grow our business. That's why, at Handelsbanken, acting responsibly for the long-term good of our customers, communities and colleagues is not just a hallmark, but a necessity. 

Although perhaps known for our strong local relationships, financial prudence and empowered working model, we know we can have most positive impact by lending and investing responsibly, as our customers' trusted advisor.

Sustainability at Handelsbanken

Sustainability strategy

Our long term ESG strategy sets out the areas we will focus on in the coming years.

Sustainability strategy
Tax strategy

Sustainability goals

We have a number of goals that underpin our sustainability work and ensure we are making good progress.

Handelsbanken sustainability goalsOpens in a new window
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)Opens in a new window

Sustainability in action

How we integrate sustainability into our business operations.

Responsible financing & investment
Climate action
Diversity and inclusion
Modern Slavery Act Statement

News and insights about sustainability

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) property rules are changing

What are the new EPC rules and how prepared are landlords? Find out more and view our property survey report.

Handelsbanken's sustainability aims

Why Handelsbanken is committing to reach net-zero by 2040.

What you need to know about changes to Energy Performance Certificates

As the government works towards its target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, it has looked to tackle emissions across all sectors of the economy, including properties.

The Sustainable Development Goals


The goals we focus on

The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015. They consists of 17 goals, which aim to achieve sustainable social, environmental and financial development. 

After careful analysis we have chosen to focus on six of these goals, all of which are related to our core business. We believe that through the Bank’s operations, we have an ideal opportunity to contribute to achieving these goals.