Sustainability at KBC

Sustainability is important to KBC and is about building a better bank for our customers, employees and communties a retail bank of the future. As an organisation we have a dedicated Sustainability team that ensure we have a local and effective Sustainabilty strategy in place. Employees across KBC support and are involved in projects that deliver a socially responsible business.  

We’re passionate about the communities we work in. Through unique events, , fundraising and volunteer work, we get involved in our local communities and make a difference. We’ve expanded our Sustainability programme since the beginning of 2016 to focus on four key themes: entrepreneurship, financial literacy, environmental responsibility and health & wellbeing. 

Here are some of the programmes that support our themes:   

In 2016 we were delighted to be named the bank with the 'best corporate reputation' in Irish retail banking for the fifth consecutive year. The prestigious RepTrak study ranks Ireland’s largest organisations, including indigenous, multinational and semi-state bodies, rating these organisations in terms of esteem, respect and trust.

In 2015 we were proud to be certified with the Business Working Responsibly Mark by Business in the Community Ireland for our Sandwith Street head office. This 3-year certification reflects our high standards, achievements and practices supporting employees, local communities and excellent customer service.  

Read more about our commitment to sustainability here in Ireland.

KBC Group Sustainability Strategy
Across KBC Group Sustainability is integrated into our overall corporate strategy and our day-to-day business activities.

The KBC Group Corporate Strategy is based on four pillars:
  • We place our clients at the centre of everything we do.
  • We look to offer our clients a unique bank-insurance experience.
  • We focus on our group’s long-term development and aim in that way to achieve sustainable and profitable growth.
  • We take our responsibility towards society and local economies very seriously.
Read more about our Group-wide commitment to Sustainability.