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CaixaBank was founded in 1980, and is a leading Spanish retail bank. The bank operates through three segments: banking and insurance, real estate activity, and investments. With the mergers and takeovers of Banca Cívica and Banco de Valencia, and the retail banking, wealth management and corporate banking businesses of Barclays in Spain, CaixaBank has extended its share of the Spanish financial market. CaixaBank signed the Equator Principles in March 2007.
In 2021 Bankia merged with CaixaBank to create a new entity but preservering the name of the latter.
Avda Diagonal 621-629
Mr. Gonzalo Gortázar Rotaeche |
|Annual report||Annual report 2021|
listed on Bolsa de Madrid
|Complaints and grievances||
Caixabank has not established any complaint mechanisms available to communities whose rights might be impinged by the Bank's activities. However, it is possibile to lodge a complaint with the OECD National contact point (see OECD Watch guidance).
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Tracking the Equator Principles
EPFIs reporting status
EP reporting page: https://equator-principles.com/reporting-caixabank-2020/
Project name reporting status of Equator Principles signatories for each financial institutions' most recent reporting period. Where there is no percentage presented the EPFI has not reported having financed any project transactions in that reporting period.
Banks and Human Rights
Global Human Rights Benchmark 2022
CaixaBank's human rights policies, processes and reporting were assessed as part of the BankTrack Global Human Rights Benchmark 2022. The bank is assessed as a Laggard, with a total score of 2.5 out of 14.
Due dilligence: 1/5
The bank was also assessed on its responses to instances of alleged human rights violations linked to its finance, raised by civil society organisations, for which it received an average score of 0/3. See the Response Tracking section of this profile for more details.
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Voluntary standardsCaixaBank has committed itself to the following voluntary standards:
- Carbon Disclosure Project
- Collective Commitment to Climate Action (CCCA)
- Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
- Equator Principles
- Global Reporting Initiative
- Green Bond Principles
- ISO 14001
- Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA)
- OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
- Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)
- Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB)
- Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
- Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
- UNEP Finance Initiative
- United Nations Global Compact
CaixaBank's webpage on corporate social responsibility can be accessed here.
Implementation and reporting
CaixaBank is reporting on the implementation here.