Our commitment

4 mn

people benefited by our community outreach programmes between 2019 and 2021*

4 mn

people benefited by our community outreach programmes between 2019 and 2021*

*exceeding our 2021 target in 2020

Our progress

In 2020
€ 94 mn

in social investment

2,366

projects with NGOs and other entities in 2020

In 2020
€ 94 mn

in social investment

2,366

projects with NGOs and other entities in 2020

Community investment

At Banco Santander, we run local initiatives to contribute to the economic, social and sustainable development of the communities where we operate. 

We work closely with the third sector (NGOs and other not-for-profit organizations) at meetings, interviews, forums and awareness days to identify collaborative opportunities  to address the real needs of society.

Our main lines of action are:

Support for children`s education

We support various projects to provide equal opportunities and access to quality education, especially in Latin America.

Support for social wellfare

We promote and collaborate with numerous programmes that aim to impove the lives of people at risk of exclusion, poverty and vulnerability.

Support for the arts and culture 

We encourage culture and knowledge through programmes and initiatives that promote art, literature, education and talent.

Corporate Volunteering

  • We run many of our initiatives and programmes in close collaboration with employees and customers. Volunteering is part of our culture and a key element of our social investment strategy. The  bank’s Corporate Culture Policy includes the Standard for Corporate Volunteering that governs the group. 
  • Our social commitment and our mission as a bank to help people and businesses prosper are fully consistent with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals on promoting decent work and economic growth, fostering quality education and contributing to improving the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve.

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