In Bank Zachodni WBK, we do business taking into account the real impact of the decisions made on all our stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, business partners, local communities and the natural environment.
CSR and sustainability priorities
Our priorities in the relationships with the key stakeholders are set out in the Strategy of Bank Zachodni WBK.
Strategic business goals
Long-lasting relationships with retail customers and
The best bank for business customers in Poland
Enhancement of customer relationships through an upgraded portfolio of products
Engaging work environment for employees environment.
We have the Sustainability Policy in place
In June 2016, the Sustainability () Policy of Bank Zachodni WBK was implemented. It defines our approach to sustainable development, the main goal of which is to manage the social and environmental risk and to build long-term value for all stakeholders: employees, customers, business partners, shareholders and communities.
The document contains a number of voluntary ethical, special and environmental commitments which go far beyond the requirements imposed by the applicable legal regulations. The policy is complemented by a number of other, detailed regulations adopted by the bank, including:
- Climate Change Policy
- Human Rights Policy
- Corporate Volunteering Policy
- Sector Risk Management Policies applicable to sensitive sectors, including the arms, energy and wood industries.
We are one of few financial institutions which have developed and implemented such a broad package of CSR and sustainability policies which regulate not only our internal actions or supply chain practices but also business relationships with potential customers. The policies influence our business decisions and the requirements we have towards prospective customers from the sensitive sectors.
More information about sectoral policies can be found HERE.
Our policy versus the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainability Policy of Bank Zachodni WBK is based on good practices and guidelines set out in international documents: conventions, protocols and codes of conduct. Of special significance, are the Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030 set by the United Nations Organisation.
We focus on the achievement of the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Goal. 8. Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Goal 17. Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.