piraeus bank group

International Participations & Certifications


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On September 2019 Piraeus Bank signed the Principles for Responsible Banking, in the context of the annual United Nations General Assembly. The purpose of the Principles is to transform the banking industry and enable it to play a leading role in achieving society’s goals, i.e. the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Piraeus Bank Group recognizes the importance of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and strengthens the most material goals for the Group.







In 2017 Piraeus Bank Corporate Governance & Corporate Secretariat / Shareholder Registry, applying a specific quality policy, received the internationally recognized certification under IS0 9001:2015 standards by TUV Hellas, a member of TUV Nord Group. Since then the certification is renewed annually.

In 2016 Piraeus Bank Corporate Governance & Corporate Secretariat / Shareholder Registry, applying a specific quality policy, received the internationally recognized certification under IS0 9001: 2008 standards by TUV Hellas, a member of TUV Nord Group. Since then the certification is renewed annually.

Voluntary participation in the UN Global Compact, which includes fundamental principles about human rights, labour rights, environment protection & anti-corruption.







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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.







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Signing of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative, committing to the integration of social & environmental considerations into decision-making.






EMAS verification
In 2011, the Environmental Management System of Piraeus Bank was verified according to the European regulation EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) and the ISO 14001 standard (now ISO 14001:2015) for all its branches and administration buildings in Greece. Since then, the certifications have been annually renewed.
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.




PCI DSS compliant
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.


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Piraeus Bank’s Corporate Responsibility Reports are structured in line with the Sustainability Reporting Standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI); 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.


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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.


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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.

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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.


In 2015, Economic Research & Investment Strategy Unit received ISO 9001:2008 certification by TÜV HELLAS, on the methodology used for structuring of screening models in Stocks, Bonds, Funds and the construction of Investment Portfolios. This certification is unique in its kind in the Greek market.
Piraeus Bank participates in the development of an EU Community of Practice Finance and Biodiversity (EU CoP F@B).











In 2008 Piraeus Bank Group Compliance, applying a specific quality policy, received the internationally recognized certification under IS0 9001: 2008 standards by TUV Hellas, a member of TUV Nord Group. Since then the certification is renewed annually.In 2018, the transition to the new revised ISO 9001:2015 (Quality) standards was implemented, under which Group Compliance was successfully certified.