Our material issues

Materiality is about identifying the issues that are of most concern to our stakeholders as well as to our own business. They are issues that SEB needs to address and manage in order to create long-term value for our stakeholders and for realising SEB’s strategy. 

SEB’s process on identifying the most material issues is based on an on-going engagement with our stakeholders in combination with our own assessment of issues that are of strategic importance for our business.

As a bank, our boundaries are set in relation to how we impact – indirect and direct. Through our large indirect impact we aim to proportionally avoid causing, contributing or being directly linked to negative impact through our products and services. At the same time, SEB strives to create positive indirect and direct impact in line with our vision and strategy, commitment to international standards such as the UN  Sustainable Development Goals.

Swedish law and international regulations and guidelines – such as the Paris Agreement, recommendations from TCFD and the EU Commission – provide the foundation for SEB’s analysis of material matters.

Read more about how we identify our most material matters.