Pillars Of Sustainability Strategy

The pillars of our sustainability strategy arise from our fundamental strengths and are rooted in our values. They reflect the Bank’s expertise, the responsibilities we hold and the role we can play for the long-term benefit of our key stakeholders. Each of the pillars determines a set of objectives which we strive to achieve to ensure that we implement our strategy with clear plans and purpose. For an overview of UOB's sustainability strategy and governance structure, please read here.

Pillars

Sustainability Pillars

Aligning our sustainability objectives with the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set the global agenda for sustainable economic, social and environmental development by 2030 and call for action by the public and private sectors. At UOB, our sustainability objectives are aligned with 11 of the SDGs as follows:

Sustain Growth Responsibly

  • Incorporate sustainability risk elements in our approach to risk management
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  • Integrate social and environmental considerations into our credit evaluation and approval processes
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  • Increase impact investing in our portfolio allocation
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  • Develop and provide sustainable solutions that enable our customers to make a difference
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  • Align our focus with Sustainable Development Goals

Keep Customers at the Centre

  • Ensure Fair Dealing
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  • Harness technology to make banking simpler, smarter and safer
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  • Use data effectively to design intuitive customer experiences
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  • Make banking more accessible and inclusive
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  • Secure our systems and protect customer data and privacy
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Develop Professionals of Principle

  • Build high-performing teams and develop individuals who are guided by our values
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  • Embrace diverse abilities and strengths
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  • Develop skillsets and mindsets for the future
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  • Ensure workplace health and safety
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  • Promote work-life harmony
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  • Encourage employee volunteerism
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  • Increase employee engagement and satisfaction
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Strengthen Community Bonds

  • Protect the financial system against those who try to abuse it
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  • Support businesses across all stages of growth
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  • Support social development in the areas of art, children and education
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  • Encourage sustainable procurement and supply chain
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  • Manage the impact of our environmental footprint
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  • Partner colleagues, customers and vendors to promote SDGs
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