The Caja de Ahorros y Pensiones de Barcelona, "la Caixa", is the result of the merger, in 1990, of the Caja de Pensiones, founded in 1904, and the Caja de Barcelona, founded in 1844. Since its beginnings, "la Caixa" was primarily dedicated to family saving and to offer all its clients an insurance for old age, when this type of welfare service still did not exist in Spain. It was established as a non-profit financial institution providing beneficent, community services with a private board of trustees, and is separate from any company or entity.
The corporate purpose of "la Caixa" is to encourage all authorized forms of saving, to carry out beneficent work for the wellbeing of the community and invest the related funds in safe and profitable assets of general interest.
The Mission of an Institution defines the reason for its existence, its purpose and its basic objective to achieve the goals of the various interest groups. The Mission of "la Caixa" To encourage saving and investment by offering the best and most comprehensive range of financial services to the greatest number of customers and make a decisive contribution to society to provide flexible tailored coverage of basic financial and social needs.
Its Vision is a projection, an image of the Institution's future in the long term.
The Vision of "la Caixa"
The objectives of "la Caixa" go beyond the strictly financial concerns, of achieving profitable, efficient and solvent growth to focus on other areas that give shape to its commitment to society, by reinforcing community initiatives, and its commitment to sustainability, which is defined as responsibility and ethics in all of its activities which generate a source of trust. This approach secures the future of "la Caixa" as the commitments it has acquired voluntarily will contribute to increasing the overall profitability of the Group.