Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen was a responsible banking pioneer. With his core values in mind, we have created guiding principles for supporting and fostering sustainable development.
The traditional Raiffeisen values form the foundation for the activities of all Raiffeisen organizations and they are also an important point of reference in the design of its corporate responsibility.
As one of the first responsible bankers, Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen showed that a sustainably managed circulation of money can create value and be meaningful for everyone involved. Social and responsible thinking and actions formed the basis of this strategy. The Raiffeisen values – social solidarity, self-help and sustainability – have therefore always been the guiding principles for doing business at Raiffeisen.
We understand the financial services sector in which we operate as being an important supporter and driver of sustainable development for our society. Doing business oriented toward sustainability has been a practiced reality and matter of course since Raiffeisen was founded over 130 years ago.