Environmental responsibility

Environmental responsibility

As a sustainable bank, Landshypotek Bank takes environmental responsibility and promotes long-term, sustainable farming and forestry.

Customers’ operations

An environmental perspective is critical if long-term, sustainable farming and forestry is to be possible. Forest is renewable and acts as a carbon sink in the efforts to counter climate change. It contributes green fuel and provides raw material for a range of products. Swedish farms produce high-quality food and production follows extremely high standards, in terms of environmental impact and animal husbandry. Moreover, cultivation by Swedish farming and forestry contributes to biodiversity and sound management of the countryside. 

A key component of the bank’s credit approval process is based on the environmental impact of our customers’ operations. Sustainable production and management mean lower risk — for the bank and for the customer. The bank’s employees are trained in sustainability analysis and the bank has clear policies for the analyses to ensure the bank’s personnel can conduct accurate assessments of customers’ operations and the risks these entail.

Landshypotek Bank’s own environmental impact

Landshypotek Bank promotes an environmental adjustment of ongoing operations aimed at minimising negative environmental impact. Where possible, business travel at the bank should use green forms of transport. By providing and continuously developing digital services, the bank makes it easier for customers and personnel to be resource-efficient and reduce their environmental impact.

Products and services procured by the bank, such as office materials, cleaning and property maintenance, must meet the environmental and resource-use requirements that could apply, given the know-how and technology available at any time.