ABN AMRO Sustainability Review 2007
ABN AMRO has been acquired by a consortium of Fortis, RBS and Santander, and
the integration of its various businesses with their new owners is underway.
As of 31 December 2007, ABN AMRO was a leading international bank with total
assets of EUR 1,120.1 bln, more than 4,000 branches in 53 countries and a staff of
more than 99,000 full-time equivalents worldwide.
REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2007
IN THE NEWS
Review of sustainability focus areas
BEING ACCOUNTABLE AND TRANSPARENT
PROTECTING OUR ASSETS
PROVIDING RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL SERVICES
BEING AN EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
MINIMISING OUR IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES
OUR FUTURE - SUSTAINABILITY
Getting ready for a change of climate!
Preparing for change was the theme of the
year – both inside and outside ABN AMRO.
In 2007, the world woke up to climate change.
The business world stepped up its efforts to
support the transition to a low carbon economy
that uses less energy or ‘greener’ renewable
energy to cut down on the CO2 (‘carbon’)
generated by burning fossil fuels. More than
150 corporations – among them, ABN AMRO –
signed the Bali Communiqué calling on
governments worldwide to pass legally binding
regulations to reduce carbon emissions.
Within ABN AMRO, 2007 was also a year of
getting ready for the transition of its businesses
to high profi le new owners. After months of
being in the public eye, the ownership of the
Group passed to the Fortis, RBS, Santander
consortium in October. Preparations began in
earnest for the bank’s transition to its new future.
This report outlines the achievements in the fi eld
of sustainability during a remarkable year and
passes the baton on to our new owners with
Sustainability at ABN AMRO in 2007
Teams throughout the b