Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainability: the heart of our mission as Vaud’s cantonal bank

Corporate social responsibility at BCV dates back to 1845. Our mission: Contribute to the economic development of the Canton.

Since then, we have continued to deliver on our mission in line with the principles of economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable development.

Find out more:

2019 Sustainability Report

Our Sustainability Report details how we have embedded sustainable development into our Bank’s activities and offers a broad, transparent view of what we are doing to fulfill our commitments. It has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards, the worldwide reference for reporting on sustainable development issues.


2019 Sustainability Report

Our Sustainability Report offers a broad, transparent view of what we are doing to fulfill our commitment to promoting economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable development and was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards – the worldwide reference for reporting on sustainable development issues.

File size : 4.42 MB - Last update : 29 October 2020


2019 Sustainability Report at a Glance

Infographics showing how BCV fostered sustainability, served the Canton of Vaud, and was a responsible corporate citizen in 2019

File size : 852.31 KB - Last update : 21 July 2020


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BCV signed the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), which seek to promote a sustainable financial system. The UNPRI are the most comprehensive and widely recognized standards for responsible investment.  


BCV is a member of Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF), which aims to strengthen Switzerland’s position as a hub for sustainable finance by raising awareness, providing training, an encouraging a forward-thinking approach to growth.


BCV participates in the annual CDP Global survey, which collects data on companies’ greenhouse gas emissions to incentivize them to reduce their carbon footprint.

Swiss Climate

BCV commissions Swiss Climate to measure the Bank’s carbon footprint using the methodology set out in ISO 14064-1 and in the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard.


BCV partners with myclimate to offset the Bank’s greenhouse gas emissions. This Swiss organization works to offset CO2 emissions by financing certified carbon reduction and sequestration projects that have positive environmental, economic, and social impacts.


Angélique Chatton

Angélique Chatton
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
021 212 27 43

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