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
In our latest sustainability report you can read how the Handelsbanken Group has worked with sustainability in 2019. For example, we have enhanced sustainability criteria for our funds and intensified our work with preventing financial crime.
The Sustainability Yearbook 2020
Handelsbanken is one of the most sustainable banks in the world, and the only Nordic bank included in the SAM Sustainability Yearbook 2020, which, for the first time, is launched under the S&P Global brand.
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.