A Message from
Chairman, President and CEO Greg D. Carmichael
We have a long legacy at Fifth Third Bank of supporting our local communities through investments, lending, community development, philanthropy and service. We’ve often said that we engage in those activities because we believe that building a strong community builds a better bank. The reverse also is true. When Fifth Third Bank is strong, we can put that strength to work for the communities we serve. With the help of all of our stakeholders, that’s exactly what we did in 2018.
From a financial standpoint, 2018 was a solid year for our company. This report details the many ways we used our financial strength and the most tangible strength we have—our employees’ generosity and commitment—to better the world around us.
We’ve taken great care in this CSR Report to provide you with highlights of our efforts to keep our customers at the center of everything we do; to build strong communities; to foster inclusion and support wellness; and achieve great sustainability goals to protect and strengthen our planet. Please know that we don’t do any of this alone. In fact, without our community partners, none of this would be possible.
To that end, I want to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who supported our Fifth Third family after the shooting that occurred in our Cincinnati headquarters lobby last September. The adage that strength comes from tragedy certainly is true. Our hearts were broken that day as we lost employees and contractors and saw other team members injured. We also saw how great the human spirit is; what we’re all capable of when we come together. From the first responders to the community to the employees whose lives were forever changed that day, we all learned how to be #FifthThirdStrong. I am grateful, and I ask that you continue to keep our company in your thoughts as the healing continues.
The strength of community, in all of its forms, is something that sustains all of us through good times and bad. Our commitment to it, therefore, is steadfast and true. We’re honored to be members, ourselves, of each of the communities we serve. Like you, we are business owners, consumers, community members and residents. Also like you, we take great pride in doing our part to continue a legacy of caring, concern and social responsibility.
Greg D. Carmichael
Chairman, President & CEO, Fifth Third Bancorp
2018 Corporate Responsibility Report
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