piraeus bank group


Awards & Distinctions

For the sixth consecutive year Piraeus Bank received an award from the CRIndex, which for 2013 was in the Platinum category.

The Piraeus Bank project, entitled “Financial Institutions: Preparing the Market for Adapting to Climate Change” (climabiz) was selected as one of the 21 Best LIFE Environment projects. This innovative project co-funded 50% by the European Union’s “LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance” funding instrument, was completed in 2012.

The first prize in the category "Product Award (Product Award for Sustainable Development)" of the European Business Awards for the Environment 2013-2014 in Greece, was awarded to Piraeus Bank for its Green Products and Green Services.
The evaluation of entries was made by PASEPPE (Hellenic Association of Environmental Protection Companies).

Deutsche Bank awarded Piraeus Bank the “2013 EUR & USD STP Excellence Awards” in 2014.
Piraeus Bank has been selected to be a constituent of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Emerging Markets, following the RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are among the most prominent globally and track the economic performance of pioneer companies that operate in terms of corporate sustainability. Piraeus Bank is the only company based in Greece to be selected as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, that tracks the performance of the top 10% of the 800 largest Emerging Markets companies that lead the field in terms of sustainability.
Since 2010 Piraeus Bank submits to CDP information concerning its environmental performance and the respective actions and initiatives aiming to tackle Climate Change. In 2014 CDP rated with 90C Piraeus Bank’s initiatives that aim to tackle climate change, verifying that the Bank takes action in order to integrate climate risk and opportunity in its core business.
The sustainability investment research firm Sustainalytics assessed Piraeus Bank’s actions regarding environmental, social and corporate governance issues and graded it 70 out of 100, ranking it 35th out of 226 banks assessed globally. With this grade, the Bank is characterised ‘outperformer’ by Sustainalytics, clearly showing that the Bank’s corporate responsibility initiatives are significantly above average. (Assessment: September 12, 2014)