Sustainability Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015 by the UN General Assembly are today an important benchmark for the development of countries and business worldwide. These goals are enshrined and described in «Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development» document, and are aimed at eliminating poverty, conserving the planet’s resources, and securing the general welfare.


goal 3
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being
  • Promote and support a healthy lifestyle among employees (healthy eating, psychological support, sports initiatives)
  • Ensure safe working conditions for employees
  • Provide access to the best medical solutions on favorable terms within the ecosystem
  • Support public health by offering life insurance services
  • Support medical institutions
goal 4
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities
  • Create in-house training programs for employees, including female employees of the bank on childcare leave
  • Training of external stakeholders (clients, partners)
  • Implementation of charitable projects aimed at supporting education in the regions of presence

goal 8
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work
  • Supporting employment and decent working conditions in regions of presence
  • Support for business development, including in the micro- and small-business segments, by providing financial services
  • Sustainable economic growth of Sberbank as the national bank by implementing new technologies
  • Initiatives aimed at making financial services more accessible in the regions of presence (development of service channels and infrastructure, financial literacy projects)
  • Fighting corruption, money laundering, and the financing of terrorism

The 17 goals for sustainability are relevant to all sectors of the economy, including the financial sector. Sberbank recognizes the importance of each of these goals; however, in its operations focuses on the seven goals described below. Our contribution to achieving each of these goals is disclosed further on the pages of the Report. Sberbank’s contribution to achieving Sustainability Goals


goal 9
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation
  • Financing of socially important projects to develop infrastructure in the regions of presence (agriculture, pharmaceuticals, minerals extraction, transportation, and other economic sectors)
  • Development of and support for implementation of innovative technologies in the financial sector
goal 12
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Reduction of energy and water consumption in the bank’s offices thanks to the use of resource-efficient equipment
  • Reduction in the amount of wastes produced by implementing separate collection of paper and office equipment wastes, and also through an initiative on the responsible use of resources

goal 10
Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Support for older customers by offering convenient and understandable access to financial services
  • Development of products for youth
  • Support for physically challenged individuals by creating an inclusive environment in the bank’s offices and in the digital space
  • Charitable projects and corporate volunteer initiatives in the regions of presence aimed at supporting groups with special needs
goal 17
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
  • Assistance in developing a regulatory framework in the financial sector by participating in legislative activity
  • Development of national and international business partnerships by organizing and participating in business events (forums, conferences)