Promoting environmentally friendly attitudes

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    Our approach to the environment

As one of the largest banks in Poland, we feel responsible for promoting environmental and climate change awareness in society. We engage in cross-sectoral partnerships, support pro-environmental initiatives and campaigns, and educate our employees and customers. All this is done to promote informed consumer choices, which in effect contribute to minimising negative environmental impact and combating climate change.


”Here I Live, Here I Make Eco Changes” Programme

For more information on the Programme, see the Communities chapter Santander Foundation

We educate customers on resource conservation

On the bank’s website addressed to retail customers, we encourage everyone to change their habits and take action to reduce water, electricity or fuel consumption. Our tips help to reduce expenses while contributing to decreasing our environmental footprint.


Green Ribbon #ForThePlanet campaign and Re:Generation Programme

Every year, on 5 June to mark World Environment Day, the Green Ribbon #ForThePlanet campaign is launched by the UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre. In 2021, we became a strategic partner of this campaign for the third time. The campaign kicked off the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

In 2021, we also joined the Re:Generation programme, initiated by the same organisation, as a response to the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration announced by the United Nations for 2021-2030. During the campaign, together with its originators, we encouraged people to join the #ReGeneration (#GENERATIONRESTORATION) community, a group of people who want to take the fate of the planet into their own hands and contribute to ecosystem restoration. Among other things, those interested could report to the project database an ecosystem from their own neighbourhood which requires intervention. We, as part of the campaign, supported the restoration of ecosystems in the mountain pasture complex in the Czantoria Mountain Range.

You can read more about the programme on the website at

Santander X Environmental Challenge

This is a global competition by the Santander Group and the Oxentia Foundation conducted for entrepreneurs working to develop a low-carbon economy. The competition was open to entrepreneurs from 11 countries and was divided into two goals: „Be Green” – through green financing and green investments, and „Be Aware” – through products and services that raise awareness of our environmental impact.

You can read more about the competition on the bank’s global website at

Earth Day with Santander Bank Polska

Be as green as your bank – that was our message of encouragement on the occasion of World Earth Day. Every year, we actively engage in international Earth Day celebrations. On this day in 2021, we took stock of our contribution to the green transformation of the economy and announced the implementation of the group’s Net Zero strategy.

You can read more about Earth Day on the bank’s website, Press Releases.