As a company, PostFinance acts in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible manner. Particular emphasis is placed on the climate neutrality goal. By providing innovative, sustainable customer solutions, the financial institution aims to set itself apart in relation to particular themes and markets.
Corporate responsibility (CR) is firmly enshrined in PostFinance’s strategy. The policy goes much further than simply complying with legal standards. “We aim to assume responsibility by showing courage, commitment and vision – only then is banking enjoyable and meaningful,” says Hansruedi Köng, CEO of PostFinance Ltd. “The challenges we face are as great as the opportunities they present – more specifically, becoming an even more innovative and diversified financial service provider.” The focus is placed on three areas:
And at all levels of sustainability: we implement measures to minimize our CO2 footprint and – as part of Swiss Post – to become carbon neutral from 2040. We attach particular importance to climate neutrality, and we are aiming to help meet the Paris Climate Goals in terms of both the direct emissions caused by our own operations and our indirect emissions, including those stemming from our proprietary investments. We raise awareness, foster and support the active commitment of our employees to CR, are a fair employer and promote diversity by focusing on gender equality.
Hansruedi KöngCEO of PostFinance Ltd
As part of Swiss Post, PostFinance aims to be carbon neutral by 2040.
We remain highly focused. We provide our customers with sustainable and transparent retirement planning and investment solutions whereby customer deposits entrusted to us are invested not just according to financial but also ethical and sustainable principles.
We set ourselves apart from our competitors by providing fresh solutions in sustainable finance that open up new opportunities. We consciously promote innovation projects that contribute towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, such as Goal 5, “Gender equality”, Goal 12, “Responsible consumption and production” and Goal 13, “Climate action”. Examples of this are our commitment to the Swiss Climate Challenge initiative and our proactive efforts to seek new sustainable business models (impact banking).