Sustainable action is an essential core element of the strategic agenda.
Helaba sees it as its corporate duty to take responsibility for the environment, society and the lives of current and future generations. Acting sustainably is a core element of the Bank's strategic agenda. The focus is on the sustainable alignment of business operations, especially in terms of supporting customers in the necessary transition towards a climate-neutral circular economy. Helaba is committed to the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the climate objectives of the German federal government and the European Union.
As a signatory to the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe's climate protection initiative, Helaba is comitted to make its own business operations climate neutral by 2035 at the latest and to include climate protection aspects into its customer portfolio and into its internal operations. In addition, achieving and stabilizing a good position among the relevant ESG ratings is one of Helaba's ESG goals. Further information on Helaba's ESG goals can be found on the Helaba website.
The social aspects of the sustainability criteria are addressed through Helaba's membership of the UN Global Compact. Since 2022, Helaba has been an official signatory of the
UN Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB). By signing, Helaba undertakes to anchor sustainability as a central principle of its business activities. Helaba also upholds the principles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) within its sphere of influence. If Helaba is aware that a particular company or institution does not respect fundamental human rights or causes environmental damage, it will not work with that company or institution.