ESG Reporting Frameworks

GRI Content Index

The 2018 Bank of America Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting practices align with the GRI Standards framework set forth by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). In addition, Bank of America also uses the Financial Sector Supplement to address topics specific to our sector. The chart below outlines which disclosures are included in the report and where they are located. The report follows GRI 101 Foundation (2016). This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option. For the Materiality Disclosures Service, GRI Services reviewed that the GRI content index is clearly presented and the references for Disclosures 102-40 to 102-49 align with appropriate sections in the body of the report. For more details highlights, read our 2019 Annual Report, 2018 Annual Report and our 2018 ESG Highlights.

For a summary of 2018 ESG data, read our ESG Performance Data Summary.

United Nations Global Compact

Bank of America is one of more than 9,500 companies involved with the United Nations Global Compact. The company is a signatory member and has participated in global efforts to promote sustainable and responsible policies, practices and reports since 2016.

External Assurance

A world leader in testing, inspection and certification services, Bureau Veritas North America (BVNA) conducted an independent review to confirm the accuracy and reliability of environmental data and select labor information. See Bureau Veritas North America’s assurance and EMS assurance statements. Senior leaders across the company are involved in this assurance and review process.

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