Initiatives we stand by

We support the following initiatives within sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

UN Global Compact

Sparebanken Sør is a member of FN Global Compact, a global network for companies who want to work on sustainable solutions and contribute to responsible and sustainable corporate practises. Global Compact is the world's largest initiative for ESG. Read more here (opens in a new window).

GRI Standards

Sparebanken Sør reports by the GRI Standards (Global Reporting Initiative). The GRI Standards are the global best practice for sustainability reporting (ESG). Oslo Stock Exchange's guidance on the reporting of corporate responsibility recommends the GRI Standards. Read more about GRI Standards here (opens in a new window).

Roadmap for green competitiveness in the financial sector

Finance Norway has developed a roadmap for green competitiveness in the financial sector with a vision that the finance sector in 2030 is profitable and sustainable. The roadmap includes 6 principles for the financial sector and two principles for banks. Sparebanken Sør will integrate these principles in our strategic and operational plans. Read more in this report from Finance Norway (opens in a new window).

The Eco-Lighthouse Certification Scheme

Sparebanken Sør is eco-certified. This means that we take a conscious environmental responsibility and make actions to take care of the environment within our company. The certification means that our enviromental standards and routines are in accordance with the criteria set by The Eco-Lighthouse Foundation (opens in an new window).

UNEP Principles for Responsible Banking

The UNEP Principles for Responsible Banking aims to make the banking industry able to lead the way to reach our sustainable development goals and fulfil the Paris Agreement. The UNEP principles for responsible banking is a guide to the global banking industry. The principles create obligations to responisibility and ambition for actions to promote a sustaianble development. Sparebanken Sør is a member of the UNEP Principles for Responsible Banking. Read more at UNEP here (opens in a new window).