About this Report About this Report
THIS 2020 VTB GROUP SUSTAINABILITY REPORT IS THE 13TH NON-FINANCIAL REPORT ISSUED BY THE VTB BANK. THIS REPORT IS PUBLISHED ANNUALLY AND IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE GROUP’S ANNUAL REPORTING. IT HAS BEEN CREATED FOR EMPLOYEES, CUSTOMERS, SHAREHOLDERS, INVESTORS, LOCAL COMMUNITIES, AND NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS. THE REPORT IS INTENDED TO INFORM STAKEHOLDERS OF THE VTB GROUP’S SUSTAINABILITY ACTIVITIES DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD.
Contents of the Report
Entities falling within the scope of the Report were determined on two criteria: control over the entities’ activities (more than 50% of voting shares held by VTB Bank) and/or importance in terms of the entities’ economic, social, and environmental aspects.
Unless otherwise indicated, the financial information regarding the VTB Group is presented as stated in VTB Bank’s consolidated financial statements as of 31 December 2020, prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards.THE VTB GROUP OF COMPANIES FALLING WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE REPORT
|COUNTRY||FULL NAME||TYPE OF BUSINESS||VTB BANK’S OWNERSHIP INTEREST AS OF 31 DECEMBER 2020 (PERCENTAGE)|
|Russia||VTB Bank (PJSC)||Bank||-|
|VTB Capital JSC Including the subsidiaries VTB Capital JSC and VTB Capital PLC||Finance||100.00|
|Vozrozhdenie Bank (PJSC)||Bank||100.00|
|HALS Development PJSC||Real estate||99.76|
|UK Dinamo JSC||Real estate||75.00|
|VB Service LLC||Facility operation and maintenance||100.00|
|VTB Factoring LLC||Factoring||100.00|
|VTB Leasing JSC||Leasing||100.00|
|VTB Specialised Depository JSC||Custodial institution (Non-bank)||100.00|
|VTB Pension Fund JSC||Pension fund||100.00|
|VTB Registrar JSC||Registrar||100.00|
|CIS and Georgia||VTB Bank (Armenia)||Bank||100.00|
|VTB Bank (Belarus)||Bank||100.00|
|VTB Bank (Azerbaijan)||Bank||100.00|
|VTB Bank (Georgia)||Bank||97.38|
|VTB Bank (Kazakhstan)||Bank||100.00|
|Europe||VTB Bank (Europe)||Bank||99.39|
Approach to determining material topics
This Report presents information on Group companies’ sustainable development activities. As the Group’s reporting systems differ, some of the quantitative indicators presented in this report refer only to the Bank’s performance.
This Report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core Option. In order to comply with the recommendations of the GRI Standards, a procedure was conducted to identify material topics that had to be included in the Report, including a stakeholder survey.
Identifying material topics to be included in the 2020 Sustainability Report
Based on the results, a materiality matrix is developed and reflects the most significant aspects of sustainability-related Group activities as viewed by its internal and external stakeholders, as well as their impact on achieving strategic goals.
To ensure the quality of the Report, the Group followed the principles of balance, comparability, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, and clarity, as defined in GRI Standards. Information for this Report was collected and consolidated by the relevant functional divisions of VTB Group companies.
Engagement to obtain limited assurance on the material indicators is disclosed in the Report
The Bank engaged with external experts to gain and independent assurance of the selected performance indicators presented in this Report. The assessment focused on material indicators of the VTB Group’s sustainability activities in the reporting period.
VTB Group materiality matrix
1 Corporate governance
2 Procurement transparency
3 Economic performance
4 Financing national projects
5 Responsible banking
6 Responsible Investment
7 Customer satisfaction
8 The affordability of banking products and services
9 Green financing
10 Waste management
11 Reducing energy consumption
12 Reducing fuel consumption
13 Reducing greenhouse gases and emissions
14 Reducing fresh water consumption
15 Partner projects in the ecology field
16 Responsible business practices
17 Corporate culture
18 Occupational health and safety
19 Personnel training and development
20 Initiatives for young people
21 Personnel engagement
22 Charity and sponsorship
|Charitable donations, RUB billion||These refer to charitable contributions made by Group companies (within the scope of the Group’s consolidated financial statements) within the reporting period. Where charitable donations were made in foreign currencies, these were converted into roubles using the average exchange rate from the Bank of Russia for the year.|
|Number of sales offices, including number of sales offices in underpopulated and economically underdeveloped regions of Russia||The number of sales offices is determined by summing up the offices of Group banks, excluding retail desks and POS terminals. Sales offices in underpopulated and economically underdeveloped regions are those located in regions with a lower population density (less than 50% of Russia’s average) or lower income per capita (less than 65% of Russia’s average), according to state statistics.|
|Electic energy consumption, thousand kWh||The amount of electricity consumed by all Group companies in the reporting period.|
|Paper consumption, tonnes||The volume of paper consumption by all Group companies in the reporting period. The amount of paper consumed was determined by converting the number of paper packs used into metric tonnes. Where there was no information on the weight of an A4 or A3 sheet pack, average values were used (2.5 kg and 4.8 kg), respectively|
|Fuel (petrol and diesel) consumption, thousand litres||The volume of fuel consumption by all Group companies in the reporting period, which was limited to the fuel consumed by vehicles on the books.|
|Direct and indirect GHG emissions, in tonnes of CO2 equivalent||This refers to direct (Scope 1) and indirect (Scope 2) energy GHG emissions by all Group companies in the reporting period. Direct GHG emissions were determined based on the amount of fuel (gasoline and diesel) consumed. Indirect GHG emissions were determined based on the amount of electricity and heat energy consumed.|
|Average headcount, people|| |
The average headcount is an amount of Group companies’ employees for each calendar day of a given month in the reporting period (including weekends and holidays) and is divided by the number of calendar days in that month. The average headcount for the reporting period is the number of Group companies’ employees for all months within the reporting period (including weekends and holidays) divided by the number of months in the reporting period.
Part-time employees as defined by their employment contracts are counted proportionally to the number of hours of work.
The average headcount does not include:
women who were on maternity leave or extended child-care leave;
employees who were on unpaid leave to undertake a course of study at an educational institution or to take entrance exams to be admitted to an educational institution.
|Accident frequency rate||This refers to the accident frequency rate across all Group companies (within the scope of the Report) in the reporting period. The accident frequency rate is calculated by the number of accidents per one thousand employees.|
|Headcount by gender and employee category||This refers to the number of full-time employees, excluding external part-time employees and independent contractors at the end of the reporting period. A part-time employee on an employment contract counts as one employee in the said headcount. The data is broken down by employee category (full-time/part-time) and by gender.|
|Average hours of training per year per employee||This refers to the total hours of employee training divided by the average headcount for the said period (within the scope of this Report, excluding VB Servis LLC and Sarovbiznesbank PJSC).|
|Employee turnover||The total employee turnover (outflaw of staff) indicator is calculated as the ratio of the total of employees who left the company of their own accord, were terminated for other reasons, retired, or died as an employee of the company to the average headcount.|