Santander contributes to the economic and social progress of the communities in which it is present.
1. From Group audited accounts.
2. Subject to the approval of the fourth dividend against the 2017 results by the board of directors and the shareholders’ meeting.
3. Adjusted for the July 2017 capital increase.
Our purpose is to help people and businesses prosper
Santander is one of the three best banks to work for in the majority of its core markets. In 2017 it launched a new performance management model which places importance on the corporate culture and behaviours (40%) as well as on business objectives (60%).
For Santander, transparency goes beyond meeting legal or regulatory disclosure requirements. It means maintaining an open and fluid dialogue with all its stakeholders. This dialogue and the stable, lasting relationships it engenders allows us to be more responsive to relevant issues that can arise and to our stakeholders’ expectations.
Santander invests more in supporting higher education than any other private company in the world (according to the Varkey Foundation in cooperation with Unesco). The main areas of focus are access to education, job skills, fostering university student entrepreneurs and the modernization of universities.
SMEs are the main driver of job creation. Santander has a comprehensive offering to help SMEs as they grow, which goes well beyond just a financial offering. In 2017 it was named by Euromoney magazine for the second consecutive year as the Best Bank in the World for SMEs.
Santander promotes financial inclusion in order to support social and economic progress in the countries where it operates. The Bank promotes microfinance programmes in countries such as Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.