A Letter From Our President
The past couple of years have been challenging for all of us due to social distancing measures, supply chain issues, and workforce shortages, just to name a few. These challenges impacted how we worked, how we spent time with loved ones, and how we consumed goods and services. While we’ve all had to make sacrifices, I believe these challenges have reminded us of what is most important to our well-being. Whether it’s the ability to go to work to support our families, freely spending time with friends and family, or dependable access to the goods and services we need or enjoy, we all have a renewed sense of what we value most.
The same is true for FNBO. The past two years have reminded us how important it is to continue focusing of ensuring the success of all the communities we call home. This belief is embedded in our DNA, the foundation of our Impact by FNBO Community & Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, and the motivation that drives our 164-year commitment to doing what’s right for our customers, employees, and communities.
Our purpose-led approach goes beyond the community organizations we support and where our employees volunteer their time. It drives how we serve our customers to help them achieve their goals, how we strive to provide our employees with an inclusive environment in which to excel, how we engage the businesses we purchase goods and services from, as well as how we work to become good stewards of the environment.
As part of our commitment to strengthening our communities, in February 2022, we announced our Commitment to Community Impact plan. You will learn more about this plan in the pages of this report. At a high level, it details the substantial investments we will make over the next five years that will enable us to make significant progress toward our priority community goals and socially responsible banking initiatives. The plan also details the proactive and intentional steps we will take to sustain or improve the environment, including our goal to achieve net zero scope 1 and scope 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2035.
As I read through the 2021 Community & Social Responsibility Report, I am proud of the significant progress we made last year. The report not only summarizes the investments and impacts FNBO made in our communities, but it also shares inspiring success stories made possible by our community partners and our generous employees. Of equal importance, it demonstrates FNBO’s ongoing commitment to building strong communities.
Read Our 2021 Report (PDF)
Chairman and President