|Date joined:||15 June, 2020|
|Initiatives:||Principles for Responsible Banking|
Eika Gruppen is a part of the Eika Alliance – consisting of Eika Gruppen, Eika Boligkreditt and more than 60 local community banks. Eika Gruppen delivers IT services and development, as well as financial products and services.
Eika Gruppen’s work on sustainability is focused around three pillars:
- Responsibility and sustainability in own operations
- Sustainable local growth and restructuring
- Sustainable savings and investments.
Further, Eika Gruppen will support the local community banks that are part of the Eika Alliance in their work towards a more sustainable future.
Sustainability is a key part of Eika Gruppen’s strategic agenda. Eika Gruppen is currently developing a new sustainability strategy to ensure that clear and ambitious sustainability targets are integrated in strategy at both corporate and business unit levels. Shaping the strategy, the UN Sustainable Development Goals helps build the foundation for the bank’s road ahead. Eika Gruppen will focus on the UN goal of gender equality and the goal of decent work and economic growth in particular. These are the areas where they are best positioned to make a difference. Eika Gruppen already aims to be a workplace where equality and diversity is valued, and they have established measures to enable close monitoring of progress. Further, they aim to enable their customers, suppliers and partners make sustainable decisions.
Eika Gruppen’s purpose is to ensure strong and caring local banks, and to be a driving force for growth and development for their customers and their local communities. Serving its purpose, Eika Gruppen is committed to work towards a sustainable future, and signing the Principles of Responsible Banking is a natural step to take this commitment even further.