Swedbank added to Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020

Swedbank has qualified for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020, one of the world’s most influential sustainability indices. Each year the index ranks the world’s most sustainable companies, and being selected is proof of Swedbank’s consistent and effective sustainability work in terms of the environment, economy and social criteria.

The ranking is based on questions on corporate governance, risk management, brand building, human rights, climate change and labour practices.

“With our sights set on an economically sound and sustainable society, we are very happy and proud to be selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Sustainability is a key part of our 200-year history, and we will continue to facilitate the transition for people and companies in a collective effort to create a better future. Sustainable development is also sustainably profitable,” says Jens Henriksson, CEO of Swedbank.

Swedbank has for many years been committed to contributing to the sound and sustainable development of customers, employees, owners and society as a whole. Sustainability issues are integrated in our business and the aim is to play a role in a sustainable society where Swedbank helps people and companies to make sustainable and smart financial choices.

“It is very encouraging and proof that we have succeeded in strengthening capacity and competence in our sustainability work. But we are not satisfied. We, together with others, have a long way to go to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Agenda 2030,” says Fredrik Nilzén, Head of Group Sustainability at Swedbank.

Swedbank has received a number of awards for gender equality and sustainability work in 2019 and 2020, e.g. its inclusion in Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index, a third-place finish among Swedish public companies in Equileap’s gender equality ranking, and Swedbank Robur’s top score among European asset managers in Hirschel & Kramers’ (H&K) Responsible Investment Brand Index. Swedbank Latvia reached its highest score and for the third consecutive year maintained a platinum ranking in an annual sustainability index in Latvia. Swedbank was also recognized as the most sustainable company in the financial industry in Lithuania.

Link to the ranking and more information:

https://infogram.com/csadjsi-review-presentation-2020-1h0r6rpl3npol2e

For further information:

Fredrik Nilzén, Head of Group Sustainability, Swedbank, Tel. + 46 (0)76 773 19 26

Unni Jerndal, Head of Group Press Office, Swedbank, Tel. + 46 (0)73 092 11 80

Swedbank encourages a sound and sustainable financial situation for the many households and businesses. As a leading bank in our home markets of Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Swedbank offers a wide range of financial services and products. Swedbank has over 7 million retail customers and around 600 000 corporate customers and organisations with 160 branches in Sweden and 92 branches in the Baltic countries. The group is also present in other Nordic countries, the US and China. Read more at www.swedbank.com

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With our sights set on an economically sound and sustainable society, we are very happy and proud to be selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
Jens Henriksson, CEO, Swedbank