Triodos Bank Nv.

Financial Services

Zeist,

Netherlands

www.triodos.com

About Triodos Bank

Triodos Bank connects savers and investors who want to change the world for better with entrepreneurs and sustainable companies doing just that. Through an European branch network in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Spain and Germany they offer their customers a credible set of services including savingsacounts, payments, lending and investments.

Triodos Bank only lends money to organisations working to bring about positive and lasting change in three main key areas: environment, social and culture. They finance thousands of businesses, charities and projects across Europe - from fair trade enterprises benefiting families in developing countries, to renewable energy companies supplying thousands of households with clean green energy, closer to home.

Impact Investing is delivered through investment funds bearing the Triodos name. The 21 active funds are grouped in business lines based on the themes they invest in: energy and climate, emerging markets, real estate, arts and culture and socially responsible investment. Triodos Bank Private Banking offers a broad range of high quality financial and nonfinancial services to wealthier people, foundations, associations and religious institutions. Triodos Bank is member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV).

B Corp certification helps to increase awareness about sustainable business by drawing attention to credible businesses that are genuinely committed to doing good. It also helps improve the sustainability performance of the certified businesses themselves. Triodos Bank is part of this movement to do business in a new, values-driven way, and wants to support an initiative that reflects its own approach so closely.

The Change We Seek®

Triodos believes that everyone should have equal rights and the freedom to pursue their personal development and economic interests, while taking responsibility for the consequences of their actions on society and the planet. Triodos Bank exists to help individuals, organisations and businesses achieve this sometimes difficult balance. Their approach is based on the fundamental belief that economic activity can and should have a positive impact on society, the environment and culture. Triodos values people, planet and profit - and takes all three into account in everything they do. They call this sustainable banking. And it explains why they only lend to and invest in organisations that contribute to a more sustainable society.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

March 2015
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
127
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Community: >50% of the company's ownership is is located locally to to the majority of the company's workforce; Screens for negative practices, positive practices when looking for significant supplier.

Workers: >95% of permanent (full time and tenured part time) employees recieve health care and pension benefits through a government plan.

Environment: Company has a formal program or policy in place to reduce their carbon footprint by reducing their business travel and printing less paper; >75% of the company's printed materials uses recycled paper content, FSC certified paper, or soy based links.

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