We’re bringing responsibility closer to the core of our business

We work systematically to integrate corporate responsibility in our core business and make our expertise available for the benefit of the societies where we operate. We strive continually to improve the way we work and to create transparency about our practices and performance.



A strategic approach to responsibility

In 2015, we introduced a new corporate responsibility strategy aimed at addressing key issues and challenges in a way that creates value for both society and
Danske Bank.

 Read our CR strategy

Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define the economic, social and environmental dimensions of major challenges the world faces today. 

At Danske Bank, we believe businesses play a role in achieving the SDGs, and that is why we are seeking to align our core business and strategic initiatives with the SDGs on which we can contribute the most.
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Business Integrity Board

Our governance mechanisms help to enhance transparency and accountability. Danske Bank’s Executive Board has appointed a Business Integrity Board, which oversees the implementation of the corporate responsibility strategy across the Group. Danske Bank’s CEO, Thomas F. Borgen, chairs the Board.

See our governance structure

Responsibility Policy

Our Group Responsibility Policy is based on a number of internationally recognised principles in the areas of human rights, employee rights, the environment and anti-corruption. We want to ensure that we treat our stakeholders properly, minimise any negative impact on the environment and contribute to mutually beneficial value creation. 

Read our Corporate Responsibility Policy

Supporting international standards and principles

We support international commitments that help businesses to operate responsibly. Our corporate responsibility work is based on several internationally recognised conventions, principles and standards for human rights, arms, working conditions, the environment and anti-corruption.

UN Global Compact
OECD Guideline for Multinational Enterprises
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment
UN Environment Programme Finance Initiatives
ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Danske Bank's Fund

The Danske Bank Fund is a charitable fund that supports financial confidence and other societal purposes - including nationwide fundraisings of humanitarian character. 

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Download related documents

  • 06. feb 2017CR Report 2016
  • 06. feb 2017Danske Bank CR Factbook 2016
  • 02. feb 2017Statement of Modern Slavery 2016
  • 04. apr 2016Danske Bank Position Statement Mining and metals
  • 04. apr 2016Danske Bank Position Statement Fossil Fuels
  • 04. apr 2016Danske Bank Position Statement Foresty
  • 04. apr 2016Danske Bank Position Statement Climate Change
  • 04. apr 2016Danske Bank Position Statement Arms and defence