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Sustainability ratings

De Volksbank wants to make a relevant and positive contribution to society with a focus on financial resilience and sustainability. Independent institutions assess our policies and activities in the area of sustainability. De Volksbank has received high marks for its sustainability policy from various parties. The results of which are shown below.


As of July 2020, de Volksbank received an ESG Risk Rating of 10.4 from Sustainalytics and was assessed to be at low risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors.


In December 2021, the ISS ESG Corporate Rating given to de Volksbank was a B rating. As a result, de Volksbank is part of the 1st decile rank.

Imug | rating

imug | rating is one of the leading sustainability rating agencies in Germany and specialist for customised Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) research. In March 2020 de Volksbank received a rating of BB and - among banking type savings banks - scored number 1 out of 24, and 10 out of 121 in the regional category, due to the profound measures it takes with regards to the management of ESG issues.


In 2021, de Volksbank N.V. received a B rating for its disclosure on the CDP Climate Change Questionnaire. De Volksbank N.V. discloses its climate change impact through CDP, a global non-profit that runs the world’s leading environmental disclosure platform. CDP drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Over 13,000 companies with over 64% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2021. This is in addition to the over 1,100 cities, states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change.

MSCI ESG Ratings assessment

In March 2020, de Volksbank received a rating of AA (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.

Fair Bank Guide

The Dutch Fair Bank Guide examined the investment policies and practices of the eight most important Dutch banks for its 2020 policy update. The assessment shows that de Volksbank scores well on all the themes examined and that it has the best average score. As the ASN Sustainability Policy is applicable to the entire Volksbank - i.e. to its four brands ASN Bank, BLG Wonen, RegioBank and SNS - as from 2017, the Fair Bank Guide assessed de Volksbank as a whole for the first time for its 2018 policy update. In this assessment too, de Volksbank got the best average score. View the policy scores of all banks and an overview of our scores on investment practices.

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