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UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's)

Intesa Sanpaolo participates in the Global Compact initiative and is an active member of the community of businesses that support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, set by the Un's 2030 Agenda and signed by 193 countries, including Italy, at the end of 2015. 

SDG's in Intesa Sanpaolo

No poverty

Main actions in 2018:

  •  Around 250 million euro: new medium and long-term donations in support of social enterprises, and third sector entities
  •  Around 12 million euro in support of over 900 projects carried out by non-profit organisations
  • Development of the Intesa Sanpaolo Programme for the Needy, which has allowed for 3.3 million meal, more than 94,000 beds, around 48,000 medicines and 36,000 clothes to be offered.

Main objectives:

  • Scale-up the “Cibo e Riparo per i bisognosi” (Food and Shelter for people in need) initiative by allocating funds for 10,000 meals a day, 6,000 dormitory beds a month and 3,000 medicines and clothes a month within 2021
  • Intesa Sanpaolo Fund for Impact, (€ ~250 million euro), which will enable the disbursement of loans totalling 1.2 billion euro over the 2018-2021 period to sections of society who find it hard to access credit despite their potential.

 

Quality education

Main actions in 2018:

  • 9,1 million hours of training provided to our people
  • Launch of “per Merito”, the first unsecured credit line dedicated to all university students residing in Italy who study in Italian and foreign universities
  • Partnership with Generation, a global project to reduce youth unemployment.

Main objectives:

  • 1 billion euro of investments in training and learning for employees, with the provision of around 46 million hours of training in the 2018-2021 period
  • Continuation of “per Merito” initiative and of the partnership with Generation 
Gender equality

Main actions in 2018:

  • Creation of the new Diversity & Inclusion Structure within the Chief Operating Officer Governance Area, with the goal of promoting an inclusive approach, incentivising the respect and appreciation of diversity
  • Introduction of the Diversity & Inclusion objective into the assessment system of approximately 900 managers, that accounts for 10% of the total evaluation
  • Support to female entrepreneurship with Business Gemma that allowed to disbursed 400 loans, making a total of 15.4 million euro.


Main objectives:

  • Dedicated initiatives to fully ensure diversity and inclusion are promoted.
Affordable and clean energy

Main actions in 2018:

  • Disbursment of approximately 1,9 million euro to the green economy
  • In June 2017 Intesa Sanpaolo issued a Green Bond totalling 500 million euro: the collected funds were fully allocated over the first year, with 68.5% going to photovoltaic power, 14% to wind power, 8.5% to hydroelectricity power, 7.4% to biomass and 1.6% to energy efficiency
  • Zero-emission electricity amounted to 80.5% of total consumption.


Main objectives:

  • An increase in the use of renewable energy sources, from 76% at the end of 2012 to 81% by the end of 2022.
Decent work and economic growth

Main actions in 2018:

  • Disbursement of approximately 60 billion euro in new long- to medium-term loans to the families and businesses, of wich about 50 billion in Italy
  • Employment protection: 1,000 people were retrained and reassigned to priority activities, and 450 people with specialized profiles were hired
  • Agreements were signed with the Trade Unions for the pay-out of the 2018 Variable Result Bonus (VRB)
  • Development of internal talents trough the International Talent Program;
  • Initiative of welfare and quality of life in the company, also with the creation of the People & Process Care Structure.
  • Flexible work extended to more than 11,500 people. Group health fund: 145 million euro of intermediate healthcare services net of excesses.

Main objectives:

  • New medium- to long-term loans disbursed to the real economy and totalling around 250 billion euro
  • Hiring of at least 1,650 people in the 2018-2021 period to support the growth of the core business and facilitate generational change, and reassignment of excess capacity (5,000 people) into new high-value added initiative
  • Support for well-being and valuing of people (24,000 employees to participate to flexible work)
  • Talent enhancement (International Talent Program will involve 500 resources by 2021)
Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Main actions in 2018:

  • Supporting production and innovation: Nova+ loan supporting companies that invest in innovation, creation of  Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center exploring new business models through the creation of applied research laboratories, the Intesa Sanpaolo Start up Initiative programme
  • Digital transformation (85% of products available on the multichannel platforms)

Main objectives:

  • 2.8 billion euro of investments in 2018–2021 to complete the digital transformation
  • 70% of activities digitized in 2021 (10% in 2017)
  • Increase the % of sales on digital channels (15% in 2021 from 2% in 2017).
Reduced inequalities

Main actions in 2018:

  • Inclusion and diversity management initiative, in particular to develop the potential of and draw out talents living with specific learning disabilities, received the Dyslexia Friendly Certification, created the Disability management structure
  • System to map the organisational positions in the company to maximize internal equity and meritocracy (currently this concerns around 2,500 managerial positions in Italy and abroad).

Main objectives:

  • Launch of dedicated initiatives to fully promote diversity and inclusion (e.g. gender, age, nationality, religion, personal and social conditions)
Sustainable cities and communities

Main actions in 2018:

  • Support to households affected by earthquakes and natural disasters. In particular has closely supported households and businesses affected by the Genoa bridge collapse, by making a plafond of 4.5 million euro available for the unilateral cancellation of mortgages and 50 million euro for reconstruction work
  • Promotion of culture for social cohesion: in 2018 more than 500,000 visitors to 14 major exhibitions organized in the Group’s Gallerie d’Italia, 140 works of art were lent to Italian and international museums

Main objectives:

  • Proactive management of the Group’s artistic, cultural and historical heritage and promotion of art and culture in Italy and abroad
Responsible consuption and production

Main actions in 2018:

  • Support to Circular Economy: Intesa Sanpaolo has made a plafond of 5 billion euro available to companies which adopt the circular model with innovative procedures, granting the best conditions for access to credit. The criteria connected with investments in the Circular Economy were defined together with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
  • Launched in collaboration with Fondazione Cariplo, the Circular Economy Lab with the goal of supporting and assisting the transformation of the Italian economic system, accelerating the transition to the Circular Economy.

Main objectives:

  • Allocation of a dedicated plafond and launch of an investment fund for the Circular Economy.
Climate action

Main actions in 2018:

  • Environment and Climate Change: in accordance with the Environmental Plan, the actions and measures to reduce electricity and thermal energy consumption continued in 2018 both in Italy and in the International Subsidiary Banks.
  • In 2017 a new Multi-Year Environmental Sustainability Plan – the Climate Change Action Plan – was drawn up with targets for 2022 and 2037. 

Main objectives:

  • The Climate Change Action Plan, Intesa Sanpaolo’s Multi-Year Environmental Sustainability Plan, envisages a reduction of 37% in CO2 emissions in the 2012-2022 period
Peace, justice and strong institution

Main actions in 2018:

  • Combating corruption: we consider combacting a very important priority. In 2018  training to prevent corruption and money laundering involved the 72% of people.
  • Compliance with tax regulations: the Group has strengthened the internal control system for tax risk, (“Tax Control Framework”)
  • Controversal sectors: the Code of Ethics promotes peaceful coexistence by not providing financial support to economic activities which may put this value at risk, such as those associated with arms.

Main objectives:

  • Continuation of the alignment of internal regulations with the Anti-Corruption Guidelines and verification of the adoption of the Anti-Corruption Guidelines by the Group’s Italian and international companies
  • Feasibility study for the development of indicators designed to monitor the process and formalisation of the first second-level controls in the areas identified as being at the greatest risk of corruption.

SDG's and material issues

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