Intesa Sanpaolo participates in the Global Compact Advanced Programme and reports on actions taken in compliance with its commitments in the “Advanced Level” disclosure available on the Global Compact website

The 10 PrinciplesPerformance Indicators
Human rights @ 1. Promote and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights within their spheres of influence Human Rights: G4-HR2 (Investment), G4-HR8 (Indigenous Rights), G4-HR9 (Assessment), G4-HR12 (Human Rights Grievance Mechanisms) Social: G4-SO1, G4-SO2 (Local Communities)
  2. Ensure that they are not complicit, albeit indirectly, in human rights abuse Human Rights: G4-HR1 (Investment)
Job protection @ @ 3. Uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining Organisational profile: G4-11 (Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements) Human Rights: G4-HR4 (Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining) Labour: G4-LA4 (Labour/Management Relations)
  4. Eliminate all forms of forced or compulsory labour Human Rights: G4-HR6 (Forced or Compulsory Labour)  
  5. Ensure the effective abolition of child labour Human Rights: G4-HR5 (Child Labour)
  6. Eliminate all forms of discrimination in employment and occupation Organisational profile: G4-10 (Employees by type) Economic: G4-EC5, G4-EC6 (Market Presence) Labour practices and decent work: G4-LA1, G4-LA3 (Employment); G4-LA9, G4-LA11 (Training and Education); G4-LA12 (Diversity and Equal Opportunities); G4-LA13 (Equal Remuneration for Women and Men)
Human Rights: G4-HR3 (Non-discrimination)
Environmental @ 7. Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges Economic: G4-EC2 (Economic Performance) Environmental: G4-EN1 (Materials); G4-EN3 (Energy) G4-EN8 (Water); G4-EN15, G4-EN16, G4-EN17, G4-EN21 (Emissions); G4-EN27 (Products and Services) G4-EN31 (Overall)
  8. Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility Environmental: G4-EN1, G4-EN2 (Materials); G4-EN3, G4-EN4, G4-EN5, G4-EN6, G4-EN7 (Energy); G4-EN8 (Water); G4-EN15, G4-EN16, G4-EN17, G4-EN18, G4-EN19, G4-EN21 (Emissions); G4-EN23 (Effluents and Waste); G4-EN27 (Products and Services); G4-EN29 (Compliance); G4-EN30 (Transport); G4-EN31 (Overall); G4-EN34 (Environmental Grievance Mechanisms)
  9. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies Environmental: G4-EN6, G4-EN7 (Energy); G4-EN19 (Emissions); G4-EN27 (Products and Services); G4-EN31 (Overall)
Corruption @ @     10. Promote initiatives to work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery Ethics and Integrity: G4-56, G4-57, G4-58 Society: G4-SO3, G4-SO4, G4-SO5 (Anti-corruption); G4-SO6 (Public Policy)


Intesa Sanpaolo supports Human Rights at local and international level through targeted initiatives in areas particularly in need and through action in support of communities in its areas of operation.

In countries where the Group has international subsidiaries, numerous actions have continued and been developed in partnership with foundations, NGOs, UN agencies, municipal authorities and cooperatives, which in certain cases have seen the direct involvement of Group employees as voluntary workers.

On the issue of personal safety, in Croatia Privredna Banka Zagreb has continued to finance anti-personnel mine removal in 2014, concentrated in the regions of Sisak and Moslavina.

As regards the right to a lifestyle guaranteeing personal health and well-being, in Egypt Alexbank supported the “Water for Life” projects in partnership with UNICEF, which provided drinking water to numerous homes in the village of Bani Korra in the Asyut Governorate, “Building a better future” through which several poor families in Minya, Upper Egypt, have had access to improved housing, and the "School Feeding Programme" in partnership with the World Food Programme, which involved numerous elementary schools in Upper Egypt in the fight against hunger, stimulating schools' participation and increasing the awareness of teachers and children of health, hygiene and nutrition. Again with regard to food, Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania helped to distribute food parcels to people in need on World Hunger Day. In Hungary, for the fourth consecutive year CIB Bank supported the national food collection for families in difficulty, with the active participation of its employees.

The Group contributed to implementing labour rights through the continuing support guaranteed by VUB Banka to protected workshops in Slovakia whose operations involve the access to the job market by disabled people. The subsidiary fulfilled significant orders for advertising material, graphics services and catering from these cooperatives. Banca Intesa Beograd in Serbia acted in favour of marginalised social groups to which it made the bank's premises available for the sale of street newspapers, also inviting its employees to buy them.

On the issue of social security rights, the Albanian subsidiary guaranteed support to a centre for socially vulnerable people where socio-psychological services, physiotherapy and nutritional support are provided. Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Romania supported one of the best medical centres in Central and Eastern Europe for the care of advanced cancer patients and children with congenital malformations. Alexbank in Egypt supported various actions in favour of street children: the participation of the Egyptian football team in the Street Child World Cup in Brazil, which aimed to create new protection and care possibilities for abandoned children and the organisation of an educational summer camp focused on developing talent and personal interests.

With regard to the right to education, the Serbian subsidiary supported the educational path of children with no parental support and personal enhancement programmes.

There was a special focus on the issue of disabilities, with action in favour of autistic children in Serbia (awareness-raising initiatives also via the Internet, and education and recreational activities dedicated to children) and in Romania; disabled children (animal-assisted therapy) and seriously ill children (recreational camps at different times of year in environments renovated and modernised by the bank’s employees) in Hungary; visually impaired or blind people in Albania (the development of software to facilitate PC-aided reading) and in Bosnia (education, care and rehabilitation).