Rabobank is more than just a bank. First of all, we are a cooperative – that is what sets us apart from other banks. Cooperative banking allows us to exert a more positive influence on people and society. This is important because major challenges shape the world we live in. Challenges like climate change, but also growing social and financial inequality. With our partners and members, Rabobank wants to contribute to positive change and promotes a more sustainable, inclusive society where everyone can pursue their ambitions.
We now operate in 37 countries, with over 43,000 employees. In the Netherlands, we serve retail and corporate clients with a wide range of financial products and services. Across the world, we focus on entrepreneurs and companies in the food and agriculture sectors. The Rabobank Group also includes BPD, Obvion and DLL, with which we offer our clients housing and leasing solutions.
As a cooperative bank founded by farmers, Rabobank is rooted in society. We want to make a substantial contribution to solving the global food challenge: feeding a growing population long into the future. We also work to foster well-being and prosperity in the Netherlands. In order to achieve these goals, we focus on supporting our clients, their communities and the world around them. We do this using our knowledge, networks and financial solutions.
Together, we work on sustainable solutions to society’s challenges – big and small. Without innovation, there is no progress because our services require constant improvement. But what does innovation mean exactly?
The Managing Board monitors the company’s targets, strategy and results. It is also responsible for compliance with all legislation and regulations, risk management and the financing of all activities. The Managing Board acts in the interests of the organization, its clients and employees in performing its duties. The Managing Board is accountable to the Supervisory Board and the General Members Council.
The Supervisory Board oversees the policies pursued by the Managing Board and the general procedure at Rabobank and its affiliated entities. The Supervisory Board also monitors compliance with all applicable rules. The General Members Council appoints the members of the Supervisory Board. Any perceived conflict of interest must be avoided.
Subsidiaries and affiliated companies
Rabobank operates under multiple financial brands in different markets and countries. These brands complement each other and strengthen our offering to clients.
Our key documents describe our way of working at Rabobank, such as our Code of Conduct, statutes and Internal regulation.