ESG VISION

Doing what is right has always been an integral part of who we are.

Today, Popular continues to be an active partner in the creation of a more sustainable and prosperous world for future generations – through our core service offerings and in the way we operate.

 
 
 

FOCUS AREAS

 
 
 

COMMUNITY

We believe that investing in the places we serve is a key part of how we achieve the goal of improving our employees, customers and community’s well-being.

 
 

Inclusive
Banking

Equal access to financial services is crucial to achieving inclusive growth and can be a catalyst in the fight to end poverty and boost shared prosperity. Driven by this belief, we are committed to designing solutions that fit meaningfully into people’s daily lives and to helping our clients meet their financial goals, whatever those may be, with convenience and simplicity.

Some of the financial services available to clients are:

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Financial
Growth

As a responsible banking institution, we believe that financial literacy is an important tool in helping people manage their personal finances in order to achieve their dreams.

We have facilitated

177

workshops

With over

6,000

participants

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Accelerating
Entrepreneurship

We are proud to support the inception, development, and growth of new enterprises that strengthen our local economies and add new jobs. Our focus on entrepreneurship embraces projects ranging from teaching elementary school students the ABCs of ideating an enterprise, to helping experienced businesspeople further evolve their companies.

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Youth
Education

We believe that education is an indispensable pillar for a just and prosperous society, and we support organizations and projects that promote educational excellence as well as access to quality education.

Over

$2.7 million

investment in

education

in 2019 through Fundación Banco Popular, Popular Foundation and Corporate Grants

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ENVIRONMENT

We are privileged to live and work in some of the most beautiful places on Earth.

We recognize that it is incumbent upon us to protect the land in which we live and serve, and the sources of clean water that nourish us and make life possible. As a corporation, we are eager to learn how we can make a positive impact.


Our Corporate Real Estate Division works to ensure that Popular is continuously improving its physical operations by considering and managing our impact on the environment where we operate.

 
 

OUR PEOPLE

The spirit, commitment, and expertise of our people have made Popular the company it is today. We employ over 8,500 people in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the United States mainland.

Their well-being and the well-being of their families is of utmost importance to us. We strive to provide a gratifying and meaningful work experience for everyone. Diversity and Inclusion Policy Our diversity is a reflection of who we are, and at Popular, we understand the value of fostering an environment in which Diversity and Inclusion Policy can flourish, regardless of our employees’ and customers’ gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, or any other factor.


Diversity and Inclusion Policy

 

ANNUAL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

Popular’s 3rd Women’s Leadership Conference, Building Our Togetherness, was held in March 2019 with an attendance of more than 400 managers and executives from Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the United States.

 
 
 

FOCUS ON INCLUSION

 
 

Popular has also held various events tailored specifically for veterans and military personnel. On this front, Popular Bank in Miami was recognized in 2018 with the Patriot Award by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

 

OUR EMPLOYEES LEAD BY EXAMPLE

One of Popular’s central values is working together with the communities we serve.

The 78% of Popular’s workforce in Puerto Rico and a 64% in the U.S. made voluntary contributions to Popular’s foundations through recurring payroll deductions. Also, over 30% of our workforce participates each year in a wide range of volunteering activities.

 
 

Monetary

Contribution

$843,569

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Volunteering

3,236

employees

13,000+

hours of service

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