Banco do Brasil (BB) is introducing in this Annual Report for 2013 its main business results, as well as initiatives and projects it has developed. The information described in the ensuing chapters cover the period between January 1st and December 31st, 2013, and its purpose is to disclose to its stakeholders how the bank manages its business and the impacts on the economic, environmental and social spheres.
In line with its strategy of adopting the best market practices, BB abides by the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), version G4, which was rolled out globally in 2013, and includes specific supplement indicators for the financial industry, following comprehensive option. The bank also adheres to the guidelines established by the Brazilian Association of Publicly-Quoted Companies (Abrasca).
The financial data presented refer to the performance of Banco do Brasil Conglomerate. The information referring to social and environmental indicators refers solely to the Multiple Bank, which in 2013 contributed 79.8% of the Conglomerate’s operating result.
Focusing on the trend towards integration of economic and socioenvironmental information, the report was also produced to show the socioenvironmental bias in the business carried on by Banco do Brasil within the Analysis by Business Segment section. Thus, investors and analysts will have a comprehensive dimension of how sustainability is managed across the board within BB. More information is available in the Financial Statements (DCs) and in the Reference Form, both of which are available at www.bb.com.br/ir. Further information of sustainability management and other aspects involving the bank’s stakeholders is available at www.bb.com.br/sustentabilidade.
Since the year 2000, Banco do Brasil has published annual reports, all of which are available on the Investor Relations site. As of 2008, to reiterate its commitment to sustainability, the bank began publishing these reports in electronic format only. The publication is currently available in the on-line version, in PDF format and on memory sticks.
For additional clarification about the form and content presented here please contact the following departments of BB:
Investor Relations Unit
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Sustainable Development Unit
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TRANSPARENT AND RELIABLE ACCOUNTABILITY
The accounting information presented in this report is in accordance with Law No. 6,404/76, the instructions of the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM) and those of the Central Bank of Brazil (Bacen), as well as the pronouncements of the Accounting Pronouncements Committee. The managerial information was collated and validated by the departments of BB, in a process that includes data monitoring, control and storage systems. Any alterations to how the information is measured and presented are introduced during the text. The publication has been audited on an annual basis since 2008 by KPMG Auditores Independentes.