Our ethical and community values are reflected through a strong commitment to sustainability. As an ethical and sustainable organisation, Summerland has adopted four of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are in line with our values; Climate Action, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Sustainable Cities and Communities. Read more about our commitment to these goals below.

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2013

  • Achieve Silver Partner status in the Sustainability Advantage Program
  • Online systems for opening accounts, memberships and loans
  • Update Summerland’s Environmental Sustainability Journey: vision and strategy
  • Environmental Investment Position
  • Board and Senior Managers using iPads and laptops rather than paper at meetings
  • Paper usage reduced

2012

  • Upgrades to head office energy efficient lighting, movement sensor fans and lighting
  • Online Learning Management System for staff (less paper)
  • Head office waste sorting and landfill reduction activities
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2011

  • Achieve Bronze Partner status in the Sustainability Advantage program
  • Abacus Environmental Sustainability Award
  • Upgrade programme commenced for energy efficient lighting in all sites
  • Online applications introduced
  • Convert to more fuel efficient vehicles
  • Eco Month in spring each year
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2010

  • Eco Loans launched
  • Staff and community leave allows community service for environmental organisations
  • ‘Green’ criteria included in sponsorship applications
  • Online electronic newsletters
  • Energy and paper reduced
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2009

  • First Annual Sustainability Report
  • Quarterly reporting to Board on resource use
  • Establish baseline paper, toner, electricity and fuel use data
  • Focus on energy and paper reduction
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2008

  • Start our environmental sustainability journey
  • Sign up to NSW Government’s Sustainability Advantage program
  • Develop Summerland Sustainability Journey: Vision and Strategy
Where does your bank invest?

Where does your bank invest?

We believe that no financial institution should have any direct investments or any loans to fossil fuel or CSG mining industries, nor investments in weapons, tobacco or gambling.

100% customer owned

100% customer owned

Our profits don’t go to external shareholders, they go back to our customers through fairer fees, high quality products, services and investment in the local community.

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