Our economic and social impact
Rabobank's primary goal is to enable people to fulfil an independent and meaningful role in the economy. The way we do this is by understanding our customers' needs and offering a wide range of financial products and services to meet them. Along with providing our services, we also want to make a valuable contribution to society.
Strengthening our society
As a cooperative bank, Rabobank is driven by our customers. This is what enables us to make a contribution to the long-term growth of individuals, sectors and society as a whole.
We choose to supplement our financial services at the local level with our offerings around the themes of education and vital communities. We serve young customers and their parents with financial education tailored to their needs. We serve entrepreneurs with knowledge and insights on business and sector development. With research and analysis, as well as our project-based efforts like promoting social initiatives, we enhance the vitality of local communities, especially in the living and care sectors. As the leading food & agri bank, Rabobank also places a high priority on making a contribution to food stability.
The role of the Rabobank Foundation
Through the Rabobank Foundation, we support social projects both at home and in developing countries that help vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. In the Netherlands, social inclusion is the common thread in the social projects we support and these are designed to help the people facing obstacles to that inclusion. In developing countries, our areas of activity are food security and fighting poverty. Both at home and in developing countries, the Rabobank Foundation offers local Rabobanks the opportunity to adopt a project abroad or here in the Netherlands.