Fortis publishes Annual Report and CSR Report for 2007
BRUSSEL, BELGIUM–( EMWNews – March 31, 2008) –
Fortis today publishes its Annual Report and CSR Report for 2007. The
reports, which are available at www.fortis.com, are being published
simultaneously in order to underscore Fortis’s commitment to
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
This year’s Annual Report, entitled Solid foundation, exciting
perspectives, highlights three main themes that made 2007 an
extraordinary year for Fortis: the strong commercial performance in
banking and insurance, the impact on Fortis of the global credit
crunch and the acquisition of selected activities of ABN AMRO. Fortis
CEO Jean-Paul Votron discusses these developments in an in-depth
The 2007 CSR Report, entitled The next step in sustainable growth, is
structured around three strategic themes: sustainable supply chains,
climate change and social inclusion. The report highlights the
milestones Fortis achieved in 2007, such as the creation of a CSR
Advisory Board, implementation of a comprehensive carbon neutrality
programme, endorsement of the UN Principles for Responsible
Investment and the partnership in Carbon Finance with the United
Nations Development Programme.
Both the Annual Report and the CSR Report are available on the Fortis
website in English, Dutch and French. The online version of the
Annual Report (www.reports.fortis.com/2007) includes user-friendly
functions such as cross-links, keywords, table exports, an online
glossary and an interactive chart generator. The Fortis CSR website
(www.fortis.com/sustainability) has been fully redesigned and now
contains a complete overview of the company’s CSR activities. The
hard copy of the reports will be distributed mid-April. Copies can be
ordered using the form on the website under ‘Corporate Publications’.
Fortis announced its annual results for 2007 on 7 March 2008.
Fortis is an international financial services provider engaged in
banking and insurance. We offer our personal, business and
institutional customers a comprehensive package of products and
services through our own channels, in collaboration with
intermediaries and through other distribution partners. With a market
capitalisation of EUR 32.3 billion (29/02/2008), Fortis ranks among
the 20 largest financial institutions in Europe. Our sound solvency
position, our presence in over 50 countries and our dedicated,
professional workforce of 65,000 enable us to combine global strength
with local flexibility and provide our clients with optimum support.
More information is available at www.fortis.com.
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