sustainabilty & ESG
WE LIVE RESPONSIBLE BANKING.

Sustainability and corporate responsibility – dealing with the fields of „Environmental-Social-Governance“ (ESG) – have always been a fundamental principle for RBI and a measure of corporate success.

Sustainability & ESG

Raiffeisen Bank International is committed to responsible banking for a sustainable future. That is why we were the first bank in Austria to sign the UN Principles for Responsible Banking. As responsible bankers, we support our customers in Austria and CEE with sustainable financial products and comprehensive know-how.

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Rather than limiting ourselves purely to generating economic value, we always consider the environmental and social impacts of our business activities as well. Effective and sustainable performance can be achieved only if these aspects are also taken into account.

With our ESG risk process and the focus on sustainable products, we are putting responsible banking intro practice.

We are a major economic force within Austria and many countries in which we have a presence. We value sustainable corporate governance and the attendant social responsibility that goes with it. Our role in the economy is characterised by practical responsibility towards our customers, employees, shareholders and society.

Sustainability and corporate responsibility are key components of our identity and lived part of the corporate culture. Targeted aim as a company is to act responsible extending beyond individual measures. The sustainability management is responsible for the strategic and organizational planning and implementation of all sustainable relevant initiatives. This includes the fields of "economy/core business", "ecology", "human resources" and "social commitment" for RBI and the network banks in CEE.

Information on Disclosure Regulation

REGULATION (EU) 2019/2088 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 November 2019 on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector (Disclosure VO) lays down harmonised rules for financial market participants and financial advisers on transparency with regard to the integration of sustainability risks and the consideration of adverse sustainability impacts in their processes and the provision of sustainability-related information with respect to financial products.

Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) is neither a financial market participant nor a financial adviser for financial products pursuant the Disclosure Regulation.

RBI publishes on an annual basis sustainability reports in order to make the execution of sustainability targets of RBI and RBI Group transparent. RBI takes adverse sustainability impacts into consideration in its processes by implementing sustainability aspects at the level of Governance and Strategy and in its credit policy, which is outlined in its sustainability reports. 

In the remuneration policy of RBI sustainability risks and sustainability targets are reflected by the implementation of ESG-goals (Environmental, Social, Governance) for board members and as part of the performance management systems for employees.

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