Sustainability in internal work

The Riksbank’s operations are to be grounded in social responsibility and long-term sustainability. The Riksbank is to take account of the global goals defined in the 2030 Agenda.

Environmental Policy

The Riksbank has an environmental policy that, as far as is possible and compatible with the tasks and duties of the bank, is to work preventively and promote long-term, sustainable development. This policy is linked to Goal 12 in the 2030 Agenda, “Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns” and Goal 13 “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”.

Working environment policy and policy for diversity and equal treatment

The working environment policy states that the aim of the Riksbank’s working environment initiative is to create an attractive workplace with a work environment that increases staff motivation, job satisfaction and efficiency. The policy for diversity and equal treatment states that the Riksbank’s diversity work is aimed at promoting equal rights, possibilities and obligations for all members of staff at the Riksbank. These policies are linked to Goal 5, “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” and Goal 8, “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”.

Purchasing policy

The purchasing policy stipulates that sustainability aspects must be considered when procurements are carried out. This means that the possible impact on environmental or social issues will affect the decision. The policy is primarily linked to Goal 8 “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all” and Goal 12 "Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns”.

Policy for the Riksbank’s work against money laundering and terrorist financing and work to prevent offences against international sanctions

The policy for the Riksbank’s work against money laundering and terrorist financing and work to prevent offences against international sanctions describes how the Riksbank is to work to counteract the risk of participation in money laundering and terrorist financing or the breach of sanctions. The policy is linked to Goal 16 “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”.

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Updated 17/12/2020