Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2019
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Green initiatives and projects

The bank and the Group’s companies are involved in pro-environmental projects and support initiatives of a sectoral, multi-sectoral and international nature for the protection of the natural environment and its resources. Below are examples of such activities:

Joining the Polish Pact for the Sustainable Use of Plastics.

The bank – together with the largest industry organisations, including packaging manufacturers, producers of consumer goods (Coca-Cola, Unilever) and retail chains (Carrefour) – has undertaken to create a roadmap for the transition to a sustainable use of plastics in Poland by the end of 2019. We are the only bank that has been involved in this initiative. We want to support our clients in the transformation of their businesses to achieve compliance with applicable regulations and meet social expectations.

The #WeHaveCommonGoals competition 2019

The #WeHaveCommonGoals competition 2019 is a joint action of Santander Bank Polska and Outriders. The project consisted in searching for effective solutions to important environmental problems and their impact on everyday life. On the basis of the submitted applications, a series of articles was created, which focuses on the search for methods to introduce tangible, positive changes in the environment.

"Together for the Environment" Partnership

Participation in the “Together for the Environment“ Partnership for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals established by the UNEP/GRID Centre. The initiative supports the creation in Poland of the best possible conditions for the achievement of the UN 2015-2030 Sustainable Development Goals, especially the ones related to natural environment. The project assumes cooperation of many parties (across different sectors and industries) within the framework of activities carried out in accordance with the principle of environmental responsibility.

Green Ribbon #ForThePlanet

In 2019. Santander Bank Polska was a strategic partner of the campaign. The action was organized once again by the UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre on the occasion of World Environment Day, this time with a main theme #BeatAirPollution.

Our participation in this event is part of building environmental awareness among both employees and customers. We have declared, among other things, that from June all marketing materials of the bank will be printed on FSC-certified, 100% recycled paper. We have also carried out a campaign targeting customers. In our branches, we encouraged them to switch to electronic channels of communication (ECC) with the bank and resign from paper correspondence.

  • 3,140

    As a result of the campaign carried out between 5 and 7 June 2019 in the bank’s branches 3,140 customers of Santander Bank Polska have decided to switch to electronic communication with the bank.

  • [301-1] Materials used by weight or volume Materials used by weight or volume

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The printers used in the bank are automatically set to duplex printing. Since 2017, the bank has had electronic invoice circulation system, which allows suppliers to send e-invoices.

  • In 2019, the bank consumed 313.36 tons of paper. A year earlier, its consumption was 358.92 tons and in 2017 it was 312.97 tons.

Paper consumption (tons)