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Fortis publishes Annual Report and CSR Report for 2007



2008-03-30 23:16:00

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, 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 ( includes user-friendly

functions such as cross-links, keywords, table exports, an online

glossary and an interactive chart generator. The Fortis CSR website

( 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

Press contacts:

Brussels: +32 (0)2 565 35 84 Utrecht: +31 (0)30 226 32 19

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