Business and Human Rights
We recognise our corporate responsibility to respect and uphold human rights, as expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- We regularly review our policies and procedures to ensure that we avoid infringing on the human rights of others in our own operations, and support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights throughout our broader sphere of influence
- We contributed to the Thun discussion paper on the implications of UN Guiding Principles 16-21 for banks and are committed to the implementation of the Guiding Principles within the bank
- We have adopted and contributed to a number of internationally accepted initiatives, notably the Equator Principles and the UN Global Compact, which specifically address the management of human rights issues
For further details of our approach, read our Annual Report