International Participations & Certifications
Voluntary participation in the UN Global Compact
, which includes fundamental principles about human rights, labour rights, environment protection & anti-corruption.
Piraeus Bank is the only Greek bank to have signed the Statement of “Caring for Climate: The business leadership platform”
under the UN Global Compact
Signing of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative
, committing to the integration of social & environmental considerations into decision-making.
In 2011 Piraeus Bank’s Environmental Management System was verified according to EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme)
regulation for all its branches and administration buildings in Greece.
Since 2009, Piraeus Bank Group’s Human Resources Division has acquired the international certification ‘Investors in People’
, depicting the Group’s ongoing commitment as a responsible employer.
Participation in the international NGO Carbon Disclosure Project
, submitting data on environmental performance and actions.
Piraeus Bank is a member of the Hellenic Network for Corporate Social Responsibility
, which is a National Partner of CSR Europe.
In 2004, winbank
was the first electronic banking service in Greece
to obtain ISO 9001
certification. The certification has been regularly renewed since.
Piraeus Bank has been PCI DSS certified for the security of online card transactions and card holder data.
In 2009, Piraeus Bank Group Information System Security was certified according to the ISO / IEC 27001 standards by TUV Hellas Agency, a member of TUV Nord Group. Since then the certification is renewed annually.
Since 2013 Piraeus Bank has been abiding by the International Standard Guidelines for Social Responsibility ISO 26000, with the aim of strengthening and optimally incorporating social responsibility into the Organisation’s values and principles.
Since 2013 Piraeus Bank’s Corporate Responsibility Reports are structured with the aim of conforming to the Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative GRI – G4; the Reports’ content is externally assured.
In 2014, Piraeus Bank Group once again received the internationally recognized certification under IS0 9001: 2008 standards by TUV Hellas for the Consumer Credit Approval Services of the Consumer Credit Approval Center.
In September 2015 Piraeus Bank co-signed UNEP FI’s Declaration of Intent on Energy Efficiency, acknowledging that the financial sector is uniquely placed to channel finance to activities that promote energy efficiency.
On October 2015 Piraeus Bank signed along with nine other leading financial institutions the “Positive Impact Manifesto towards an inclusive and green economy”, in the framework of UNEP FI’s Annual General Meeting. The Manifesto calls for an impact-based approach to banking.
Piraeus Bank pledges its support to the Paris Agreement (COP 21) in December 2015, to the implementation of the agreement and to ensuring that the level of ambition set by the agreement is met or exceeded.