As a responsible employer, Triodos Bank focuses on creating a welcoming, inclusive environment. We believe each individual is important. Everyone should feel welcome, appreciated, safe and respected in our organisation.

The developments of last year have shown us even more the importance of our personal health and well-being and that of our friends, family and colleagues. Triodos Bank takes the health and safety of co-workers seriously. We have paid considerable attention over the past year to supporting co-workers in this area, as can also be read in theCo-worker report . In some countries, following local practice, we have Health and Safety committees focusing on these topics.

Adiverse co-worker community contributes positively to Triodos Bank’s effectiveness and vitality. We must therefore be aware of our own (unconscious) prejudices and how they are expressed in our culture and behaviour. This topic was brought to the fore in 2020 – both within Triodos Bank and among stakeholders – by the Black Lives Matter movement.

Triodos Bank’s role as a responsible employer is governed by a Director of Human Resources at Head Office and specialists in its business units who have primary responsibility and resources to ensure the organisation delivers as a responsible employer, including the vitality and development of co-workers and a culture which supports our ambitions and mission. Their efforts are underpinned by policies, including on remuneration, and grievance mechanisms. Goals and targets are defined at Group level in the annual report’s Co-worker report and in local plans in the business units.