CSR policies are key documents in the path of sustainability that Intesa Sanpaolo has decided to undertake. Starting from the principles expressed in the Code of Ethics, they establish rules to ensure transparency and professionalism in the relationship with stakeholders and identify the responsible functions for the different activities. All the policies have been drawn up with particular attention to the inclusion of blind and visually impaired persons, following the rules of accessibility certified by LIA Foundation (Italian accessible books).
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Rules on the granting of credit and transactions in the armament sector
Specify the operating procedures to manage the delivery of financial services to companies involved in the production and trade of weapons and identify some particularly controversial areas from which the Intesa Sanpaolo Group intends to abstain.
Guidelines for drafting the Sustainability Report
Formalises the management process for reports to stakeholders on business activities that have a social and environmental impact. From a definition of Corporate Social Responsibility as adopted by Intesa Sanpaolo, it goes on to indicate the various organisational initiatives launched to incorporate CSR criteria into every area of the Bank’s business.
Rules on diversity for sexual orientation and identity
Define the Intesa Sanpaolo commitment concerning diversity for sexual orientation and identity, extending to unions between persons of the same gender the benefits provided by the company regulations or equivalent ones.
Rules for the environmental and energy policy
Outline the approach of Intesa Sanpaolo in preventing, managing and, where possible, reducing the environmental impacts (including those related to energy consumption) generated.
Rules for the setting up of sustainable branches
Define the minimum criteria to be pursued in the setting up of new branches or renovation of existing ones.
Rules for the purchase of office machines
Underlines the commitment to assess the environmental impact of office equipment in the process of choosing and buying them, taking into account not only all the legal requirements and applicable compliance requirements in the field, but using specific environmental criteria to enable an accurate and measurable assessment.
Rules for the purchase and use of paper and derivative materials
The rules apply to departments responsible for purchasing and managing paper and derivative materials for all the Bank’s and the Group's internal and external uses.
Rules governing the organization of communication events and training courses
The document sets out the criteria and rules for improving the environmental sustainability of internal and external communications events, training courses and other associated events.
Policy concerning the financing of political parties
The policy applies to all the foreign subsidiaries in the Group and aligns, with the existing Parent Company regulations, the management with and the granting of loans to political parties and entities (physical and juridical) connected thereto. It reiterates the ban on disbursements through charity and sponsorship, established in Italy by Legal Decree n. 231.