Sustainability report

The LLB Group considers sustainability or corporate social responsibility (CSR) to be an integral part of its business success. We want to create long-term added value for our clients, shareholders, employees and other stakeholder groups. Moreover, we are committed to responsible corporate governance, which includes our economic, ecological and social performance. Sustainability topics occupy an important place in our Annual Report.

To provide even more transparency for our stakeholder groups, we prepared our sustainability reporting for the 2017 report year according to the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). GRI, a non-governmental organisation, develops standards that provide companies with a systematic framework for communicating corporate responsibility in a transparent and comparable manner. GRI is the most widely used comprehensive sustainability reporting standard in the world. The GRI standards provide for a focus on topics material to business activity.

This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI standards: Core option. The report was submitted to the GRI Materiality Disclosure Service and confirmation of its successful alignment with GRI standards was issued on 2 March 2018. By submitting its CSR reporting in accordance with GRI standards, LLB meets the current requirements: Following the amendment of Liechtenstein’s Persons and Companies Act (PGR), capital market-oriented corporations as well as large credit institutions and insurance companies that have more than 500 employees have been required since 2017 to disclose information about their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance in their annual report.

The Annual Report 2017 includes all companies with a 100 percent equity interest (see “Scope of consolidation”) as well as Bank Linth LLB AG, unless explicitly noted otherwise.

The systematic identification of key sustainability topics for the LLB Group and its stakeholder groups can be found in chapter Sustainability mandate. The key topics are structured according to the topic groups: market performance, compliance, responsibilities for society and the environment, as well as employees. As far as the data situation allows, this report covers all topics considered material.

As regards material boundaries, all the topics listed are relevant to the whole LLB Group as well as to stakeholder groups particularly interested in the success of the company – such as shareholders and employees. They influence business risks and opportunities, including the company’s reputation, which can impact the success of the business.

Materiality outside of the LLB Group depends on the various stakeholder groups in our value creation chain. Topics related to market performance and compliance are relevant to our clients. Topics related to regulations are material to the supervisory authorities. Topics related to responsibilities for society and the environment are relevant to our neighbours, the Principality of Liechtenstein as well as environmental and social organisations. Topics in the area of employees are material to them and our clients. The competence and motivation of the people in the LLB Group substantially determine the quality of the services we provide for our clients.

Information on management approaches to sustainability can be found in the GRI Content Index.

This page includes, inter alia, the following GRI standard indicators (2016 version): 102-45, 102-46, 102-49, 102-54. A complete list of all GRI indicators shown in the report can be found in the GRI Content Index.