Growing a sustainable business

Our approach to corporate responsibility

A message from our MD

We were originally established in 1895 as the Agricultural Bank of Western Australia and, although our roots are in WA, we’ve evolved into a smart and flexible national business that serves retail and small business customers across Australia, while meeting the needs of all customers in WA.

As a division of the Commonwealth Bank we’re mindful of our broader obligations as a responsible lender. We strive to balance the interests of our customers, shareholders, regulators and the broader community when making business decisions that affect their financial wellbeing.

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Our customers’ changing needs drive everything we do at Bankwest.

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Rowan Munchenberg

Managing Director at Bankwest

About our business

For 122 years

We've supported individuals, businesses & the Australian economy

Employ 4,000

People nationally, including 3,000 people in WA

1.2 million customers

Across the country, including 610,000 in WA

130 stores & branches

85 in WA & 45 nationally

25% of our profit

Re-invested in the business to fund initiatives needed to deliver future growth

All our centres are in Australia and

Receive 1.5 million calls a year

Our corporate responsibility

Our awards

Winner for Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence 2016

Winner for Workplace Diversity Excellence 2017

Recognised as a Gold Tier Employer for LGBTI inclusion

Recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality

Our performance 

Download resources to read more about how we're tracking against corporate responsibility targets. 

Corporate Responsibility Review 

Download a soft copy of the information on this website 


We've set targets to help us achieve our corporate responsibility goals. Download our scorecard to find out how we're tracking this year. 


See how we perform across a range of corporate responsibility data points. 

Sustainable Development Goals 

Our progress on integrating the United Nations Global Compact principles in our business. 

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