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Values and Ethics Reporting and Sustainability Reports

One of the goals at the heart of our Ethical Policy is acting with honesty and transparency. That’s why every year we publish a report showing the actions we have taken to bring our Ethical Policy to life.

We were the first bank in the world to produce an independently verified sustainability report in 1998, and we have led the way in reporting ever since. As a result of our expanded Ethical Policy, launched in January 2015, our new Values and Ethics Report has been widened to include all aspects of how we do business.

View the Latest Values and Ethics Report.

Our “Ethical Policy in Action” page also gives you all the latest news on what we are doing to make sure values and ethics are at the core of our business.

Historical Sustainability Reports


Between 2006 and 2013, our sustainability performance was reported as part of The Co-operative Group family of businesses. The Sustainability Report provides independent assurance about the way we implement our Ethical Policy each year, including the ethical screening of banking customers.

As well as our Ethical Policy implementation we reported against a series of indicators that covered social and environmental banking, including social and environmental products and services, plus environmental protection and support for communities and stakeholders.

Historical Sustainability Reports can be viewed below:

Public Policy Engagement

As a bank with values and ethics at its heart, our customers expect us to operate with honesty and transparency. We therefore publish details of all formal meetings on behalf of the Co-operative Bank between government ministers and members of the Bank's Board or Executive.

We began reporting these formal meetings from 1 July 2014, the results of which can be seen below.

2015

Quarter 1

No meetings with Ministers have taken place for the reporting period 1 Jan 2015 – 31 March 2015.

2014

Quarter 3

 1 July to 30 September 2014

Board/Exco Member

Date

Minister

Purpose of Meeting

Niall Booker, CEO & Alice Hunt, Director of Communications

22 July 2014

Andrea Leadsom MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury

General Discussion on Banking

Quarter 4

 1 July to 30 September 2014

Board/Exco Member

Date

Minister

Purpose of Meeting

Niall Booker, CEO & Steve Britain (Director of Strategy and Chief of Staff)

18 December 2014

Andrea Leadsom MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury

Update on the Bank's progress