Our approach to sustainability
Sustainability at Handelsbanken
We find it natural to strive continually towards reducing the environmental footprint of our operations.
News about sustainability
Handelsbanken Group commits to net zero emissions by 2040
The Handelsbanken Group has outlined its sustainability goals going forward. Achieving net zero emissions by 2040, across all of its home markets, is one of a number of key goals.
The Sustainability Report describes how we at Handelsbanken worked with our most important sustainability topics in 2020.
The Sustainability Yearbook 2021
For the fifth consecutive year, Handelsbanken has been included in the SAM Sustainability Yearbook. We are the solitary Nordic bank to have achieved this five years in a row.
Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB)
The UN has launched six Principles for Responsible Banking, which aim to increase the contribution of the global banking sector to sustainable development. Handelsbanken is one of the founding signatories.
Handelsbanken joins Bankers for NetZero initiative
Handelsbanken joins as a founding member in aiding the UK’s green recovery and net zero transition.
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.