Our selected Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The sustainable development goals (SDGS)

Our Sustainability Strategy supports the delivery of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A globally agreed agenda adopted by 193 countries, the SDGs represent the world’s most pressing sustainable development priorities until 2030. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also provide a clear and shared global agenda for addressing the most pressing challenges facing society. Achieving the SDGs will require investment in new solutions and partnerships across the public sector, the private sector and civil society.

As a bank, the main way we can make a difference is by providing financial solutions that support sustainable development. We have selected six focus SDGs, where we can make the biggest contribution to sustainable development in the markets where we operate.

We also recognise that the SDGs are a set of interrelated goals and that we touch all 17 SDGs in different ways. Therefore, we will continuously seek new ways to contribute to the whole sustainable development agenda where relevant.

Our 6 Focus SDGS

SDG 3 – Good health and wellbeing

Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages

SDG 7 – Affordable and clean energy

Increase access to electricity and improve energy efficiency

SDG 8 – Decent work and economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth through employment and decent work

SDG 9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation

SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

SDG 13 – Climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Sustainability report

We aim to demonstrate transparency and accountability to our stakeholders with our annual sustainability report.

Through our report, we hope to be responsive to stakeholders’ interests and concerns, in order to build mutual understanding, trust and respect. For more information on our sustainability efforts and performance relating to each of our material ESG factors:

View all our sustainability reports