In order to reach the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, we need to generate the energy for seven million houses in the Netherlands from renewable sources. As cooperative Rabobank, we believe it is important that during this sustainable transition ecological, economic and social interests go hand in hand. We are the largest mortgage lender in the Netherlands and support the effort to make more houses sustainable. Our ambition is to have a mortgage portfolio with an average energy label A by 2030, partly by providing our customers with maximum support to make their homes more sustainable. We use our expertise, networks and financial products and services to propose solutions for members and customers who want to make a sustainable contribution.
Furthermore, the demand for elderly housing in our country is increasing due to an aging population and a shortage of suitable, affordable housing. At the same time, the current generation of people over 55 lives independently for longer. Rabobank believes it is important that elderly people can live independently for as long as possible, with a focus on care and welfare. We offer useful tips and solutions to increase comfort and safety at home. We also want to make an impactful contribution by supporting self-build projects for the elderly and by investing in vibrant communities. In this way, we can also contribute to a better flow in the housing market.