Bankinter amongst the top sustainable banks in the world according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe

Bankinter stock has been included on this major international stock index, which that recognises companies for their outstanding social, environmental and corporate governance efforts.

Bankinter has reached a milestone after being selected for a list of stocks to be quoted on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Europe. The news was published today by the investment company, RobecoSAM, which is charged with preparing this international sustainability index. In this light, Bankinter has been recognised as one of the most sustainable banks in the world.

Bankinter’s inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Europe comes on the back of its efforts in recent years to promote sustainability through social, environmental and corporate governance initiatives that follow the strictest standards of excellence.

Bankinter earned a score of 84 over 100 in the assessment carried out to select the companies and banks whose stock will be listed on this prestigious index. The bank’s score saw a 2-point improvement with respect to 2016, for which it was able to be included amongst the top stocks listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe.

Bankinter’s financial stability, customer relations management, anti-corruption policies and measures, labour practices indicators and human capital development were its most highly rated attributes in the assessment.

Sustainability management has always been a priority at Bankinter. In January 2016, the bank’s board of directors approved the new 2016-2020 sustainability plan known as Tres en Raya (‘Three in a row'), which was also the name of its 2012-2015 sustainability plan. It consists of three central lines that have the same goal as the previous plan but new strategic lines and programmes. In this connection, the Tres en Raya plan aims to address three major ongoing crises: the economic crisis, due to a change in economic model brought on by the new macroeconomic situation; the social crisis, due to the change in demographics; and the environmental crisis in view of climate change.