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Climate change policy statement

The Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Climate Change Policy Statement builds on and replaces the Statement of Commitment to the Environment the Executive team adopted in 2010. The Bank reviews the Climate Change Policy Statement annually and continues to evolve its approach as science, technology and policy develop further.

“Bendigo and Adelaide Bank recognises climate change has far-reaching risks for the environment, the economy, society, our customers and their communities. We support the required transition to net zero emissions by 2050 with aligned interim targets. We are committed to playing our part in this transition. We will work to build climate mitigation and adaption into our business and work to assist our customers and their communities to build climate resilience into their futures.”

The Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Climate Change Action Plan outlines the action the Bank will take to improve our climate outcomes, drive cultural change and engage our people and customers, enhance our climate change governance and risk management framework, and report on our climate change performance.

The Bank concentrates our efforts on four focus areas of activity, which incorporate the direct and indirect environmental impacts and influence the Bank has through its operations; 

  • Reduce our footprint: We will reduce the carbon and environmental footprint of our own operations.
  • Support our customers: We will support our customers and communities to mitigate, adapt and respond to climate change.
  • Understand and manage the risks: We will optimise our climate change risk governance and risk management framework.
  • Be transparent: We will disclose our climate-related performance.
Sustainable communities

Our fundamental purpose is helping customers and communities succeed by securing prosperous futures. We therefore support long term strategies that aim to reduce our carbon and environmental footprint, improve our resilience, and better understand the dependencies we have on the natural environment.

Climate change

As a corporation we have an obligation to the environment and society. But it’s more than that. We are working hard towards creating a significant difference because we recognise the serious impact climate change is having on the world.

Our locations

Find out how we're making a positive difference to the environment with our award winning head office locations.

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