Shaping a sustainable future
Sustainable action at all levels is a key strand of our corporate culture. Treating people and the environment with respect is just as important to us as managing the monies entrusted to us responsibly.
Our sustainability principles
UN Global Compact
Since 2016 we have been part of the United Nations Global Compact. This worldwide agreement between companies and the UNO aims to make globalisation more socially and ecologically responsible. The UN Global Compact is the world's largest sustainability initiative, with more than 12,000 signatories in 170 countries. By signing up to the Global Compact we have likewise undertaken to systematically comply with certain minimum social and ecological standards and to give account of our actions.
Our sustainable investments
On the asset side, VP Bank enables its customers to use sustainability mandates to integrate the ecological and social aspects into the investment process in greater depth. Further information on the mandates offered and their methodology can be found on the product page for special and sustainability mandates of VP Bank’s asset management.
Our ecological measures
We support "Drink & Donate", an initiative to promote sustainable attitudes to mains water supplies and to encourage drinking water projects in developing countries.
We offer our employees financial incentives to use public transport and car share schemes.
We recycle waste paper efficiently and for many years now we have systematically employed digital tools and communication channels in order to reduce paper consumption.
We reduce our energy consumption by using energy-efficient technologies and applying a responsible, economical approach to energy use.
We separate paper, glass, cardboard, polystyrene, PET bottles and green waste and recycle these materials according to a detailed waste disposal strategy.
We offer attractive, modern employment conditions and are committed to continuous professional development.
We have a variety of measures in place in support of a large number of philanthropic organisations, initiatives and projects.