As a major bank, we are an important part of the financial system and play an important role in the local communities in which we are active. We are committed to a sound and sustainable financial development not only for our customers but also for society in general.
Swedbank is a modern bank with roots firmly anchored in Swedish savings bank history. We are an inclusive bank with 7.4 million private customers and 625,000 corporate and organisational customers.
This makes us the bank in Sweden with the most customers and also with a leading position in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
As a financial institution, Swedbank must behave responsibly and ethically to maintain the long-term confidence of the market and other parts of society. The bank is regularly reviewed by analysts specializing in the ethical perspective for the purposes of “Socially Responsible Investments”.
We are engaged in social issues that concern, among other things, education, youth unemployment and startup companies. Positive development within these areas is important for societal development and thus the business of the bank.
Swedbank is trying to reduce climate impact. We do this, for example, through the selection of technical equipment for our offices, but also by attempting to exert influence on our partners and customers.
We take human rights into account in our investments and our granting of credit. Almost a third of our customers’ fund capital is administered with strict sustainability criteria.