"While we don't have all the answers and can't solve every problem, we can and do stand for progress and will continue to do our part to conceive of and contribute to solutions that address some of society's most daunting challenges."
Michael L. Corbat, Chief Executive Officers, Citigroup Inc.
Our approach to citizenship at Citi continues to evolve as we work to further embed it across the breadth and depth of our core businesses, rather than treat it as a separate silo within the company. We continue to take key steps toward this more thorough, integrated and effective approach.
Citi's Mission and Value Proposition defines who we are as a company and guides every decision across our business. We demonstrate what we stand for through our actions and behaviors as well as the work we do with our clients in communities around the world. Everyonefrom our Board of Directors to each of our nearly 220,000 employeesis responsible for upholding our mission on a daily basis.
Our Material Issues
Our citizenship efforts and priorities across the company are continuously informed by the wider societal context around us. This approach to citizenship issues thinking about Citi's impacts on clients and customers and society allows us to embrace the complexity and interconnectedness of our most material issues.
In 2015, we conducted a materiality assessment, which provided us with detailed data and stakeholder feedback on our key issues (see materiality matrix below). This informed and reinforced our priorities, ensuring we continue to focus on the most relevant issues for Citi's stakeholders and our firm.
Citi and the Sustainable Development Goals
In September 2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This set of universal goals calls on all nations to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.
Explore our full Global Citizenship Report, which highlights several examples in which our activities are directly contributing to specific SDGs, including: