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Danske Bank Group publishes its 2009 CR report


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The Danske Bank Group has published its 2009 Corporate Responsibility report. The 2009 report is prepared in accordance with the G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, GRI level B. For 2009 the bank has also completed the GRI's Financial Services Sector Supplement. The supplement includes 16 additional indicators addressing needs that are unique to financial businesses.

The report focuses on corporate responsibility issues that are material to the Danske Bank Group and its stakeholders, and aims to present a fair and balanced presentation of its economic, environmental, and social performance.

The year 2009 was unusually challenging for the financial sector, for the Danske Bank Group and for many of its customers.

Some of the topics covered in the 2009 report include:
  The financial crisis and how Danske Bank Group has contributed to financial stability
  The achievement of carbon neutrality in December 2009
  The development of three new financial literacy initiatives
  The decision to establish a framework for handling social and environmental risks among strategic suppliers
  The decision to sign up to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment

The CR report is available on the Group's website at:

This includes a complete list of objectives. The CR Fact Book and the GRI index are also available. The GRI index contains cross-references to the relevant principles of the Global Compact.

Any questions or feedback about the report can be directed to

The Danske Bank Group provides financial services in 14 countries to more than five million customers. The Group focuses on retail banking by offering a wide range of financial services, including insurance, mortgage finance, asset management, brokerage, real estate and capital market products. It employs 22,000 people.

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