Overview

We believe that strong governance and responsible corporate behavior are essential to generating sustainable value. That is why we foster business relationships that are based on responsibility and accountability in order to protect the long-term mutual interests of all stakeholders. We are proud to be named one of “America’s Most Responsible Companies 2020” by Newsweek. To read more about our accolades, click here.

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To read more about our efforts, click here to read our 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report.

Environmental

Environmental Sustainability Highlights
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Environmental Sustainability Policy
demonstrates to employees, customers, and other stakeholders that Fifth Third Bank understands the environmental challenges facing the planet, that we understand the risks and opportunities of these challenges, and that we are working to address the risks and opportunities in ways that will create long-term value.
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Climate-related Financial Disclosure Report
was informed by the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) as a supplement to our 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report.
Five operational sustainable goals that will promote a healthy and sustainable environment, including:
Goals
Environmental sustainability in the news:

Social

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland rated it “Outstanding” for CRA performance for its most recent examination period: January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016. The Bank earned an ‘Outstanding’ rating on the Lending and Investment tests and ‘High Satisfactory’ on the Service test resulting in an overall ‘Outstanding’ rating.
  • Fifth Third Bank, in collaboration with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), has made a commitment to invest $32 billion in the communities it services trough the year 2020. The plan is focused on serving low- and moderate-income and/or high minority communities and includes the 10 states where Fifth Third has branches. The commitment was developed with strategic insight gleaned from listening sessions with more than 200 community-focused organizations.
To read more about how we’re empowering communities, click here.
Supporting Communities
Supporting Communities
We have a long legacy at Fifth Third Bank of supporting our local communities through investments, lending, community development, philanthropy and service.
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Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity & Inclusion
At Fifth Third, we see inclusion and diversity as a strategic imperative and integral to the ongoing vibrancy of our culture.
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Governance

Board Governance Highlights
Independence
  • 87% of our directors are independent and all committees of the Board are comprised of independent directors.
  • Independent directors meet in executive session at regularly scheduled board and committee meetings.
  • Our Lead Independent Director provides leadership to independent directors through responsibilities expressly defined in Fifth Third’s Corporate Governance Guidelines.
  • 33% of our directors are female, including our Lead Independent Director and the Chair of our Audit Committee.
  • 20% of our directors are diverse, including the Chair of our Technology Committee.
Accountability
  • All directors must be elected annually with no staggered or multi-year terms. Fifth Third utilizes majority voting requirements for uncontested director elections.
  • The Board of Directors and its committees have an aggregate attendance rate of 95%.
  • Directors are subject to overboarding restrictions which align with shareholder expectations.
Effectiveness
  • Directors receive annual ethics training and must review and acknowledge the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.
  • The Board and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee oversee an annual robust self-assessment process and complete an annual review of directors’ skills and expertise to ensure the Board represents a diverse skill set oriented to the historical and emerging needs of the business.
  • Annually, the Board adopts a robust director education program, which provides education sessions during regularly scheduled Board and committee meetings.
  • Directors are subject to share ownership requirements.
  • All directors and employees are prohibited from engaging in speculative trading and hedging
  • At Fifth Third’s 2020 Annual Meeting, shareholders approved a non-binding advisory “Say-on-Pay” proposal with 93% of the votes cast voting in favor.
Executives
Our Executive Officers
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Board
Board of Directors
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Code of business ethics

Our Code of Business Conduct & Ethics is anchored in Our Fifth Third Compass, including our Core Values: Work as One Bank, Take Accountability, Be Respectful & Inclusive, and Act with Integrity. It outlines the responsibility we have to serve with honesty and integrity, and in compliance with both the letter and the spirit of the law.

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