Working with sustainable suppliers is an important material topic for Triodos Bank. These relationships allow us to extend our positive impact. We consider our role to be about creating awareness on impact improvement among suppliers. For this to succeed, we also need to build internal awareness on the interconnectedness of procurement and sustainability when selecting and maintaining relationships with our suppliers. This will be an area of focus in 2021.

We seek to maintain good relationships with our suppliers and business partners. We strive to build connections between suppliers to help them share best practice and gain insights into making a positive impact. In 2020, our impression was that the majority of our contracts were not adversely affected by COVID-19. We further discuss this topic and the impact it has in the Environmental report of this annual report.