Triodos Bank N.V. is a bank based in the Netherlands with branches in Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom and Spain. It is a pioneer in ethical banking. Triodos Bank finances companies which it thinks add cultural value and benefit both people and the environment. The name, Triodos – "tri hodos" – is translated from the Greek as "three-way approach".
In all four countries where Triodos Bank works, Triodos Foundation mobilises donations to support research and development in the sectors in which Triodos Bank is active. The Foundation's aim is to stimulate both national and international initiatives that initiate social renewal, especially in the field of organic farming, development, the environment, sustainable energy, art and culture, education and health care. In all of these fields, Triodos Foundation manages special funds.
Triodos Bank finances companies, institutions and projects that add cultural value and benefit people and the environment, with the support of depositors and investors who want to encourage corporate social responsibility and a sustainable society.
Their mission is
Their corporate values guide how they do business. They support beliefs about what is important to people as a value-led organisation.
Triodos Bank corporate values are:
Their Business Principles provide a framework for the way they conduct our business, and support for their day-to-day decision-making. They are the principles that govern their conduct and set the standard by which internal and external stakeholders can judge them. Triodos Bank Business Principles apply to all directors, executives, management and co-workers, and are aligned to our core values. They believe that their Business Principles meet international requirements of a code of conduct.
Triodos Bank is committed to the following key business principles: