Zurich, 21 March 2022 – Julius Baer Group today published its Annual Report 2021 (including the Remuneration Report), the Sustainability Report 2021 as well as the Annual Report 2021 (Financial Statement IFRS) of Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. The documents are available for download on the Julius Baer website at www.juliusbaer.com/reports.
The Sustainability Report includes a detailed outline of Julius Baer’s new climate strategy to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in its own operations by 2030. This will be achieved through a shift to renewable energy; a reduction in business travel, including internal carbon pricing of CHF 100 per metric tonne for air travel; and carbon removal for remaining emissions. The Group’s interim target is to reduce emissions in its treasury, lending and mortgage books by 20% by 2030, and to achieve its net-zero target in this area by 2050.
Philipp Rickenbacher, CEO of Julius Baer Group Ltd., said: “Our approach is to ‘do good, not just feel good’. Therefore, we are taking clear and pragmatic steps in the immediate term that will pave the way for us to fulfil our longer-term commitments.”
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