At uab bank, we believe in doing the right thing, in a sustainable way. We believe in creating value for all stakeholders, while meeting the environmental, social and governance challenges. We pride ourselves in complying with the law and do not take any business decisions that is seen or perceived to be seen violating the letter or spirit of the law. Strong internal controls and governance practices are in place to ensure, we remain compliant.
We are facing unprecedented environmental and social challenges, which affects the way we go about our business. We are committed to setting standards and developing solutions that addresses the social, economic and environmental challenges. As a part proactive approach to address the challenges, we recently signed Memorandum of Understanding with WWF to develop and implement ESG Policy. In 2019, we completed a first materiality assessment to identify the issues that are material to us as a financial service provider and to our stakeholders. We have also aligned identified material areas with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We are committed to UN Principles for Responsible Banking and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
uab bank respects and supports “Protect, Respect and Remedy” framework, which rests on three pillars. The three pillars are:
You can read more about Human Rights here:
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.