A clear goal and strategy
We have put a lot of thought into our sustainability governance and strategy framework in order to define our objectives and foster transformation.
Governance and strategy
How is sustainability managed in our organisation? Who is responsible for which topics in RBI Group? What are our strategic measures?
Find answers to these questions and more detailed information on our strategy framework, our key areas of action, our sustainable development goals and much more.
Governance positions within RBI
The group-wide management of the sustainability agendas and coordination of the operational implementation is assigned
to the Group Sustainability Management Department. This is supported by representatives from specialized units and business areas as well as the Sustainability Officers at the network banks. The latter act as an interface between the Group Sustainability Management Department at head office in Vienna and the operational departments at the network banks.
An important committee is the Sustainability Council of RBI, an organizationally embedded element of sustainability controlling. The task of this council is to advise on the development of sustainability agendas and evaluate their performance. It assists in defining key action areas and focal points (materiality approach), identifies targets and measures and makes recommendations on developing and implementing the annual sustainability program.
In order to guarantee optimal implementation of the sustainability agendas in the RBI network banks, Sustainability Officers were nominated in all network banks at the end of 2012. The officers are directly subordinate to the CEOs of the network banks for their tasks in the area of sustainability management. These individuals function as an interface between the sustainability management team in the Vienna head office and the operational departments in the network banks. The Sustainability Officers are generalists with an interest in the topic of sustainability and come from diverse company areas. They are the contact person for all agendas relevant to sustainability, and coordinate and communicate these agendas within the company. They provide support for collecting and evaluating company data relevant to sustainability and take responsibility for the implementation of the sustainability policies as well as the defined goals and measures that result from these policies.