Section II Reputational Risk

REPUTATIONAL RISK 

The Bank identifies, evaluates and manages its reputational risk, avoiding all kinds of transactions and activities that would cause reputational risk in the eyes of customers, legal authorities and other stakeholders. Trainings are held with the aim of raising awareness about reputational risk throughout the Bank and encouraging all employees to fulfill their duties and responsibilities.

In order to ensure efficient management of reputational risk across the Bank, it is aimed to monitor the Bank’s reputation and reputational risk through a methodological approach and take all necessary precautions before the reputational risk occurs. Through this methodology, the Bank regularly defines and reviews a map in which it prioritizes the reputational risks it faces, together with a set of action plans to mitigate these risks. It defines key risk indicators for each risk factor to regularly monitor the strength of the risk mitigation. The risks and risk factors are defined in dimensions such as customer-centeredness, workplace, ethics and citizenship, finances and leadership.

Additional efforts carried out to monitor reputational risk include monitoring the media, the press and social media platforms with respect to the Bank’s reputation, conducting a regular reputation analysis and managing potential impacts; ensuring continued awareness of compliance with laws, corporate standards, Codes of Conduct and best practices, and development of processes that guarantee management of IT/information security and IT-related risks.

Reputational risk factors cover many aspects from marketing practices, customer service to product terms and are governed through the relevant committees within the Bank’s extensive committee structure.

Please refer to the Committees Section for detailed information.