Initiatives guiding our work

SEB has adopted a number of global initiatives and international codes of conduct which guide our business decisions and the overall sustainability work. This also gives us an opportunity to learn, share knowledge and impact international policy development.

We support the following international codes and agreements:

The UN Sustainable Development Goals  
SEB committed since 2015.

The Paris Agreement
SEB committed since 2015.

The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights 
SEB committed since 2008.

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
SEB committed since 2013.

The ILO Core Conventions on Labour Standards
SEB committed since 2014.

The Children’s Rights and Business Principles
SEB committed since 2014.

The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
SEB committed since 2000.


SEB has joined or publicly endorsed the following principles:

The UN Global Compact
Adopted by SEB in 2004.

UNEP FI Principles for Responsible Banking
Signed by SEB 2019.

UN-convened Net Zero Banking Alliance
Signed by SEB 2021.

Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Adopted by SEB 2008.

The Equator Principles
Adopted by SEB 2007.

Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD)
Signed by SEB in 2018.

The Poseidon Principles
Signed by SEB in 2020.

Responsible Ship Recycling Standards
Signed by SEB in 2021.