Notes on the method
The 2013 Social Report has been prepared according to the table of contents of version G3.1 of the Guidelines for Sustainability Reporting (2011) and the Supplement for the Financial Sector (2008) issued by the Global Reporting Initiative. In the 2013 report some new indicators have been provided from G4 version, in view of the upcoming transition to the new model. Account was also taken when defining the specific contents of the various indicators of the guidelines formulated by the Italian Banking Association in “Reporting to Stakeholders. A Guide for Banks” (2006) and rules for periodic “Communication on Progress” required by the Global Compact from all the organisations which have signed the compact.
As concerns the depth of the reporting, the GRI/G3.1 model contains three different levels of application marked by a “+” sign where it is audited by an independent entity. UBI Banca has declared an A+ level.
As with previous reports, the 2013 Social Report has been audited by an independent entity. The independent auditors Deloitte & Touche S.p.A., also engaged for the audit of the separate and consolidated financial statements of UBI Banca, were appointed for the period 2012-2020.
The auditor also verifies the level of application of the GRI model declared by the bank.