Sustainability

Sustainable Performance:

Our Sustainability Plan contributes to the improvement of businesses and processes by consolidating actions with socio-environmental bias. Organized on sustainability challenges, it unfolds in mapped commitments based on the evaluation of national and international trends of sustainability, Market indexes and demands of society in general. For their organization and effectiveness, the challenges are distributed among the five pillars of SDG.


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We present the policies, guidelines and commitments assumed by BB that reflect the best corporate practices and are based on Brazilian legislation, international commitments and protocols

Annual Report

Sustentabilidade

Sustainability strategy

Corporate Governance and Management in Socio-environmental Responsibility

Governance and sustainability management has been practiced by Banco do Brasil for more than a decade and has been improved over time. The Code of Ethics and the Sustainability Plan Agenda 30 BB are examples of this evolution, as well as the various voluntary public pacts and commitments of which BB is a signatory.

Management Structure

Socio-environmental responsibility is a corporate policy that proposes to incorporate the principles of sustainable development into the planning of its activities, business and administrative practices, involving its relationship audiences.

Based on this premise, the evaluation of organizational performance goes beyond economic indicators, which considers, in an integrated manner social dimensions ​​- such as the defense of human and labor rights, the welfare of employees, the promotion of diversity, respect for differences, social inclusion and direct investments in the community – and environmental preservation – such as those that consider the direct and indirect impacts of our activities on air, water, land and biodiversity.

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Sustainability Plan – Agenda 30 BB

The Sustainability Plan, entitled Agenda 30 BB, is the instrument through which the Bank improves its business and processes, aligning itself with the best international practices and contributing to the socio-environmental responsibility permeating the entire Conglomerate, seeking for the generation of sustainable results.

The Sustainability Plan is reviewed every two years to be kept update through a systematic process involving all strategic areas of the Bank and representatives of its main stakeholders (employees, customers, suppliers, partners, shareholders / investors, civil society and sustainability experts, competitors, regulators, press / media and government).

In alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) launched by the United Nations (UN), Agenda 30 BB includes several actions established for a three-year period and is distributed among the five pillars: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership.

Details about the update process see:

Annual Report 2017

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Socio-environmental risk

Our socio-environmental risk management structure follows policies and processes approved by Senior Management. Our goal is to identify, classify, evaluate, monitor, mitigate and control socio-environmental risks resulting from impacts on the well-being of our stakeholders; as well as environmental risks relating to the possibility of adverse effects caused by us.

Integrated Risk Management
Socio-environmental Risk

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Sustainable Business

Equator Principles

As a signatory of the Equator Principles (EP), BB adopts the standards of International Finance Corporation (IFC) on risk analysis to ensure that financings will contribute to social development and that the best environmental management practices will be complied with in the implementation of the projects. For projects covered by the EP, we require socio-environmental compliance evaluations, conducted by an independent consulting firm, in case a risk in an analysis conducted by our responsible area is indicated.
BB uses socio-environmental criteria in risk analysis, credit limit and investment projects, and conditions financing to compliance with environmental legislation, applicable to each sector that it finances, requiring legal documentation.

More information The Equator Principles

Cases

We present our main cases involving the Equator Principles.

Principles for Responsible Investment

In line with the principles of social and environmental responsibility adopted by Banco do Brasil, since November 2010, BB Gestão de Recursos – Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários S.A. (BBDTVM) is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), an initiative of global investors supported by the United Nations, proposing to proposing to implement, in its management processes, practices that promote the integration of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues in its investment analysis and decision.

BBDTVM implemented its own methodology of incorporation of ESG aspects (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance) in its economic and risk analyses in the assessment and selection of equities (Variable Income) for the portfolios of the funds under management. The methodology is divided into two large groups: general indicators (governance structure, social and environmental aspects and the positioning of the company with regard to sustainability indexes and alignment to GRI standard) and specific, defined according to the specific needs of each area.

Products and Services with Environmental, Social and Governance Attributes
Green Business

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Supplier Management
Supplier Management

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Corporate Citizenship and Financial Inclusion
Natural Resources and Wastes Management
Eco-Efficiency
GEE emissions

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Index and Acknowledgments