Environmental, Social and Governance
Environmental, Social & Governance Highlights
For over 130 years, our company has been driven by our guiding principle: do the right thing. Today, we live and work in a world that our founders could only imagine. The challenges our clients and communities face have evolved, but the support, compassion and expertise they look to us for remain the same. They still need us to be deeply connected and responsive to their needs, and to help them achieve their financial goals.
In 2022, we took an important step forward in documenting our many ESG activities by creating our inaugural ESG Highlights Report. That report detailed our values in action, driving positive outcomes across our entire four-state footprint. Last year established a benchmark and strategic direction. With this year’s report, we continue that momentum, share our progress and recognize accomplishments.
Doing the right thing is always our starting point when considering the way our business operates. This report shines a spotlight on how we are turning this guiding principle into meaningful action. It demonstrates the multitude of ways that our sustainable business practices enhance our long-term strength and ability to create value.
Thank you to all Banner stakeholders for your continuing interest in, and commitment to, our organization. With steady progress, I am confident our company will continue to thrive for another 133 years—still connected, knowledgeable and responsive; and still doing the right thing.
2022 ESG Highlights
Areas of Focus
We are striving to find more sustainable ways of working, from the projects we finance to the way we operate across our footprint. In 2022, we began to measure our emissions so that we can begin to understand our carbon footprint and how to reduce it.
For over 130 years, people have trusted Banner Bank to behave with the utmost integrity to protect their interests, money and privacy. Behind our company’s guiding principle, ‘do the right thing,’ is a rigorous governance structure that upholds our high standards and adapts to new and emerging risks.