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Policies

''La estrategia del banco encaja de manera natural con nuestros compromisos de sostenibilidad. Entendemos la sostenibilidad, no como una actividad separada, sino como un valor plenamente incorporado en nuestro día a día. La ética, la integridad y la responsabilidad son las guías de conducta de toda nuestra actividad. Nuestro compromiso con los distintos grupos de interés de Bankinter se articula a través de dos vías. Por una parte, tenemos un modelo de gobierno corporativo avanzado, en línea con las mejores prácticas internacionales. Por otro lado, nuestro Plan de Sostenibilidad, que denominamos 'Tres en Raya', alinea el negocio con la gestión de las tres dimensiones empresariales: la económica, la social y la medioambiental.''
Extracto de la carta de D. Pedro Guerrero, Presidente de Bankinter
Incluida en el Informe Anual Integrado 2015.
 Sustainability policy
  1. Promoting the best corporate governance practices in management so as to ensure compliance with the law, responsible finances, transparency, ethical business and proper risk management.

  2. Developing products and services designed for our customers and establishing a balanced, transparent and clear relationship.

  3. Considering economic, social and environmental impacts on product and service design.

  4. Involving persons with disabilities in finance by guaranteeing their access to Bankinter services on equal footing and thus ensuring non-discrimination through the "A bank for everyone" project.

  5. Implementing advanced management practices for the bank´s people as its main asset, in order to promote their well-being and motivation through reconciliation, personal and professional development and healthy living.

  6. Helping social development in the community where the bank operates, both through its own activity and initiatives for all citizens, with the Bankinter Innovation Foundation, collaborative efforts with not-for-profit organisations and the corporate volunteering programme.

  7. Developing the bank´s activity in the most environmentally conscious manner with the involvement of its main stakeholders.

  8. Managing the supply chain responsibly and having a mutually positive influence for better social, ethical and environment action.

  9. Incorporating environmental, social and governing standards into investment and financing analyses.

  10. Assuming the obligations set out in international protocols and standards and adopting best practices.

 

Policy on Human Rights
Bankinter?s human rights policy states its commitment to respecting, supporting and protecting human rights in its operations and in regard to its stakeholders within the environment in which it operates.
Environmental policy
This firm commitment to sustainability and respect for the environment is included in the Bank's Environmental Policy, which establishes the means and procedures for the activities whose environmental performance has room for continuous improvement.
In driving the actions and initiatives aimed at improving environmental performance, the Sustainability Area is supported by the Sustainability Committee, the body responsible for guiding the Group's sustainability policy and programmes.
Sector policies

In its Control and Risk Management Framework, Bankinter has defined principles of sustainability investment related to particularly controversial or risky sectors financing, and where social and environmental impacts can be significant. To this end, Bankinter has developed  "Sector Financing Guidelines" to establish the measures and benchmarks that the Bank will follow in its decision making, always taking into account, and when possible, the best international practices and standards.
These guidelines reflect Bankinter's commitment to sustainable development and the Bank focus on the follow-up of good practices by its clients.

  • - Defense Sector Guidelines
  • - Extractive Sector Guidelines
  • - Agricultural Sector Guidelines
Bankinter is committed to follow up on these guides and their correct application, as well as to its continuous revision, taking into account the best international practices and recommendations. The ultimate goal of these policies is to ensure a transition of clients towards the best social, economic and environmental practices in the countries and communities in which they operate.

 

 

 

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