The Bank considers that its greatest contribution to the development of society and its environment must come from its own activity and knowledge of the financial and business world. In this respect, a qualified volunteer programme has been promoted for collaborating with foundations and NGOs on projects that require financial training or management, so as to facilitate inclusion in the labour market and entrepreneurship.
Bankinter has a specific volunteer-work website called "Mueve.te", through which employees can propose participation in working sessions of social or environmental interest, giving them the opportunity to transform some of their personal concerns into solidarity initiatives, or they can consult and register with those sessions undertaken by the Bank.
Cooperation with the third sector
The Bank, in support of the development of standardised principles of transparency and best practices in the third sector, is a collaborating associate of the Lealtad Foundation.
Bankinter main targets are to promote dialogue with the third sector and optimize management to reach a greater number of beneficiaries of the entity's social programs.
Responsible Inclusion Forum
An initiative of the ONCE Foundation (Spanish Association for the Blind), in which participating companies share their best practices with a view to fostering respect for the rights of workers, customers and other persons with disabilities.
"Involvement and Solidarity" Programme
The profits obtained from the Solidarios Bankinter Card are donated in their entirety to social action projects sponsored by Bank employees.
"Waste Not, Want Not" campaign
Collaboration with the Valora Foundation handling donations of company surpluses to the institutions that most need it.
"Donate your Mobile" campaign
Campaign promoted by Entreculturas and the Red Cross, aimed at getting customers and employees to re-use or recycle mobile phones that are no longer used.
A system for alerting the public to humanitarian emergencies has been developed for the website bankinter.com with a view to collecting donations from customers wishing to help mitigate these emergencies. Bankinter also has a system for sending instant message (SMS) alerts in emergencies.
Bankinter has defined a group of indicators to measure the social impact of its activity in its environment
Bankinter is present in various associations from where it works and shows its support for the development of initiatives in the following areas:
- - Innovation and entrepreneurship: Bankinter Innovation Foundation.
- - Financial sector working groups: Spanish Association of Banking, Chambers of Commerce.
- - Communication and responsible advertising: Autocontrol, Communication and CSR directors associations, Spanish Association of advertisers.
- - Sustainability: Equator principles, London Benchmarking Group, Global Compact, Foretica, Climate Change, Social Impact and Transparency Clusters.
- -Brand and reputation: Corporate Excellence.
In 2017, 2 million were allocated to these initiatives.