Since the mid-1980s, the OeNB has taken an active interest in promoting environmental sustainability at the corporate level. The OeNB took a great step forward when its Money Center divisions voluntarily implemented the EMAS Council Regulation in 1999 (EMAS = Eco Management and Audit Scheme), as did the Vienna head office as a whole in 2002. With this development, the OeNB once again signaled its commitment to environmental protection above and beyond legal requirements. The OeNB has committed to continuously improving its environmental performance. Therefore, we at the OeNB constantly seek ways to implement our environmental objectives in practice and lay down these objectives – and the measures with which to reach them – in our environmental protection program. For details see our Environmental Statement (download).
The Environmental Statement was published separately until the reporting year 2008, but is now an integral part of the Annual Report.