Aurskog Sparebank becomes Signatory of the global Principles for Responsible Banking
Aurskog Sparebank has become an official Signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Banking – a single framework for a sustainable banking industry developed through an innovative partnership between banks worldwide and United Nations Environment’s Finance Initiative.
The Principles for Responsible Banking set out the banking industry’s role and responsibility in shaping a sustainable future and in aligning the banking sector with the objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. They also, importantly, enable a bank to embed sustainability across all its business areas, and to identity where it has the potential to make the most impact in its contributions to a sustainable world. They also position a bank to leverage new business opportunities with the emergence of the sustainable development economy.
We are proud to be accepted as a UNEP FI member and to sign The Principles for Responsible Banking. To be a part of the global community for responsible banking means a great deal to us, and we look forward to continuing our work towards a sustainable future.Sustainability has been an important part of Aurskog Sparebank’s core business since the founding of the bank in 1846. The culture and main aim of saving banks is to provide financial security, possibility for development and sustainable communities today and in the future. Aurskog Sparebank have contributed in this way for almost 175 years and are now building on this solid tradition by signing the Principles for Responsible Banking.
Many of our customers, especially the younger generation, ECC holders, investors and employees are committed to sustainability and we hope that it will be well received that we are a Signatory to The Principles.
Contributing to sustainable solutions for people, businesses, teams and associations is an important part of our core business. We want our communities to be good places to live and to do business. Each year the bank distributes significant funds through sponsorship support and gifts to ideal activities in our local community. Supporting activities for children and youth and facilitating good and healthy conditions for growing up is of importance for us.