Triodos Bank

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  • 8 months ago
  • Caring Workspaces

Triodos Bank is a Netherlands-based pioneer in sustainable banking. Triodos Bank finances organizations and projects that it believes add cultural value and benefit both people and the environment. Triodos is also a living wage employer with a salary policy in line with the cost of living.

Triodos is committed to a sustainable office and work environment, as well as the benefits and development of its employees. With a reception made of waste recycled glass, chairs upholstered in the fabric containing nettle fibers, artwork, and solar panels on the roof, Triodos says its offices showcase innovation, excellence, sustainability, and entrepreneurship. The Triodos office is also well served by public transportation, with most employees cycling, walking, or taking the bus. Triodos consciously has few car parking spaces and has replaced them with a large bike locker, shower, and lockers.

Every Monday, there are meetings for the whole team to discuss the latest news and updates. Bank employees can spend their lunch breaks practicing yoga, massage, guided meditation, or singing in the Triodos Choir. Numerous events are organized throughout the year for employees to socialize. Triodos offers in-house training courses and programs for its employees to develop new skills.

Triodos provides many benefits to its employees and these benefits are publicly disclosed on its website. These benefits include: basic salary rising to 10% after one year of service, non-contributory pension plan, life assurance worth 4 times basic salary, income protection policy that protects 75% of basic salary after 13 weeks of sickness and six months of service, private health insurance, the health cash plan, £100 per year support for a hobby, interest or other things to improve well-being, after every 7 years of service, up to 2 months of paid life leave, 25 days of full-time equivalent leave plus annual public holidays, additional vacation allowance during the period of service, seasonal road credits for commuting to and from the office, practices to promote a healthy work-life balance and free organic fruit distribution twice a week.

Triodos places great importance on the physical and mental health of its employees. That's why Triodos has done a lot to keep its employees happy and safe during the pandemic. Flexible working hours for childcare workers, regular virtual "coffee breaks" especially for colleagues who have not been able to socialize for a while, online workshops on how to be resilient and manage change, and a Mental Health First Aid Team on hand to support all employees who need extra support are some of the things Triodos has done during the pandemic. 

'Gender' is a key focus area of Triodos' new "Diversity and Inclusion" strategy. As a signatory of the "Women in Finance Charter" and "Women in Business Charter", Triodos has 42% female representation in senior management. Triodos is also working on a Gender Pay Gap strategy and practices that promote a fair and equal working environment. It ensures that recruitment processes are fair and professional to place the right person in the right position. It uses gender-neutral language in its communication and advocacy activities to increase the proportion of female employees in all areas of the business and actively promotes gender-diverse interview panels. Triodos, which also works on disability employment, has the title of 'Disability Confident Level 1 Committed Employer'.


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