2019 ESG Report


Leadership and Board Messages

A message from Chairman, President & CEO Greg D. Carmichael and a message from the Fifth Third Bancorp Board of Directors.

Greg Carmichael portrait

About the Report and Fifth Third’s approach to ESG

The ESG Report builds upon a foundation set by years of corporate social responsibility reports produced annually by Fifth Third. The ESG Report broadens the stakeholder view with more data-driven information related to the Bank’s environmental, social and governance efforts. 

Awards and accolades

Fifth Third’s progress related to ESG is being recognized. From Jan. 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, the Bank received numerous awards and accolades.   

ESG Highlights

Fifth Third set an $8 billion sustainable finance goal, surpassed its $32 billion Community Commitment, facilitated $5.4 billion in Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, raised its minimum wage to $18/hour, and reported 33% board gender diversity. 

Section 1: Economic

The Economic section of the ESG Report includes purpose and values, corporate and economic profile, sustainable financial performance and business strategy, markets served, responsible banking, empowering customers and the community commitment.

Section 2: Governance

The Governance section of the ESG Report includes corporate governance, business ethics, public policy and government relations, risk management, consumer privacy and information security, and third-party management. 

Section 3: Social

The Social section includes Fifth Third’s COVID-19 response, inclusion and diversity, employees and communities, including community reinvestment act performance, the Bank’s community commitment, financial and economic inclusion, and corporate citizenship and philanthropy. 

Section 4: Environment

The Environment section features operational sustainability, green procurement, risk management, accelerating the transition to a sustainable future and environmental data.  

GRI, SASB and TCFD Indexes

For additional information, visit the Investor Relations ESG site.

Fifth Third Environmental, Social and Governance Report

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Within the report, you'll find more detailed information on the key topics above.

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