GRI Content Index

The 2017 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 more detailed highlights, read our 2017 Annual Report and our 2017 Environmental, Social and Governance Update.

For a summary of 2017 ESG data, read our ESG Performance Data Summary.

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. In addition, Bureau Veritas evaluated other reported data (e.g., economic, social, human rights, society, product responsibility) against the principles of the GRI Reporting Framework as defined in the GRI Standards (see Bureau Veritas North America’s assurance and EMS assurance statements). Senior leaders across the company are involved in this assurance and review process.

GRI Materiality Disclosures Bank of America Corporation May 2017 Service

General Disclosures

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Material Topics

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Financing Transition to Low-Carbon EconomyExpand Financing Transition to Low-Carbon Economy section
Natural Resource Management in Operations and Supply ChainExpand Natural Resource Management in Operations and Supply Chain section
GHG/Non GHG Emissions in Internal Operations and Supply ChainExpand GHG/Non GHG Emissions in Internal Operations and Supply Chain section
Retail Branch Strategy/PresenceExpand Retail Branch Strategy/Presence section
Investor Activism and Proxy VotingExpand Investor Activism and Proxy Voting section
Talent Attraction and RetentionExpand Talent Attraction and Retention section
Employee Knowledge of ESG IssuesExpand Employee Knowledge of ESG Issues section
Employee Practices and BenefitsExpand Employee Practices and Benefits section
Employee Incentives and Risk CultureExpand Employee Incentives and Risk Culture section
ESG Integration in Financial AnalysisExpand ESG Integration in Financial Analysis section
Transparency, Accountability, and ReportingExpand Transparency, Accountability, and Reporting section
Zero-Tolerance Conduct/Grievance MechanismsExpand Zero-Tolerance Conduct/Grievance Mechanisms section
Lobbying and Public Policy EngagementExpand Lobbying and Public Policy Engagement section
Board Diversity and IndependenceExpand Board Diversity and Independence section