The “Diversity Charter” is an initiative which aims to promote diversity in organisations. By signing the Diversity Charter, NRW.BANK committed itself to creating a working environment that is free of prejudice and exclusion, thus fostering acceptance and mutual trust.
Go to “Diversity Charter” website.
Our Sustainability Guidelines
The Sustainability Guidelines consist of four individual, closely linked components which describe the handling of sustainability as a central guiding principle at NRW.BANK and support its ongoing further development.
The sustainability principles describe the implementation of sustainability at NRW.BANK. The former Principles of Corporate Responsibility at NRW.BANK as amended on December 7, 2012 have been absorbed into the Sustainability Guidelines.
Specifications put the sustainability principles into more concrete terms which are so detailed that they govern the Bank’s business activities taking economic, environmental, social and ethical aspects into account.
Based on an annual update of the sustainability principles, NRW.BANK defines objectives and related sustainability measures which are to push ahead the further development of sustainability at NRW.BANK and have a positive influence on the future of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The annual Sustainability Report and the Sustainability Portal are important communication tools we use to provide our stakeholders with transparent information on the results of NRW.BANK’s sustainable action. Basic information on the Bank’s corporate responsibility is provided – also within the framework of existing legal requirements – in the annual financial report as well as the non-financial report. Sustainability communications transparently document the progress and effects of NRW.BANK’s sustainability efforts.
Selection of Objectives for the Period 2021 to 2024
Further development of sustainability-related topics within NRW.BANK
Strengthen and expand sustainable promotional products
Strengthen the expansion of sustainable funding
Further development of a value-oriented corporate culture
Optimise the company’s consumption / save resources
Strengthen environmentally friendly mobility
Constant alignment of corporate responsibility with current corporate citizenship topics
NRW.BANK supports company founders with suitable solutions. Our financing and advisory services pave the way to success for founders and start-ups.Go to 'Founders’ page
NRW.BANK offers entrepreneurs support in all financing-related matters and for every phase of their business – from financing assistance to individual advice.Go to 'Enterprises’ page
On behalf of the state, we support you in realising your own property with public funding programmes. We are also at your side when it comes to modernising sports facilities.Go to 'Private Individuals’ page
Click on the link below for the details page of the NRW.BANK.Green Bond.Go to Green Bonds
Click below for the details page of the NRW.BANK.Social Bond.Go to Social Bonds
Click below to visit the Investor Relations start page.Go to Investor Relations
In 2021, our new commitment volume was 12 billion euros. Corona aid decreased, but digitalisation and sustainability remained in focus - as in the case of the "Stiftsquelle": The new glass returnable plant of the mineral water producer monitors itself thanks to networking and consumes 30 percent less energy than its predecessor model.
It drives the digital revolution and promotes broadband expansion in NRW.
It promotes environmental protection to further increase the quality of life in NRW.
It brings start-ups to the market and supports growth and innovation in SMEs.
It provides more affordable housing and lively, attractive neighbourhoods.
It brings EU funds to NRW and supports companies in their expansion abroad.
It advises municipalities in NRW and supports them in all their projects.
Career at NRW.BANK
Showing Commitment to Society
We are aware of our social responsibility as a promotional bank. This is why, every year, we support projects that are important for social life in North Rhine-Westphalia. This also includes promoting young artists.