ESG Report

Our strategic commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance best practices advances our culture and drives our purpose of looking out for the colleagues, customers and communities we serve.

The 2021 ESG report provides a comprehensive review of Huntington’s progress on performance dimensions that drive sustainable, long-term value for all our stakeholders and the impacts of our focus on community economic development, diversity and inclusion, and environmental equity and sustainability.

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Executive Message

To our fellow shareholders, customers, colleagues, and community members—Welcome.

2021 was a transformational year for Huntington. We completed the largest merger in our history, creating a Top 10 Regional Bank with the acquisition of TCF Financial Corporation. As part of the merger, we welcomed new colleagues, converted over 1.5 million customers to the Huntington platform, expanded into exciting new regions such as Denver and the Twin Cities, and increased our presence in dynamic markets. Importantly, we also enhanced product and service offerings, building on our Fair Play banking philosophy.

We continued to invest in our colleagues in a number of important ways, supported small business throughout our expanded footprint and the nation, and invested heavily in our communities. We also advanced our unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), elevated our focus on climate risk, and explored potential pathways to a net zero carbon commitment.

We are entering a new era of growth and opportunity at Huntington. We believe in shared value for all our stakeholders. We are committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience, remaining deeply connected to the communities we serve, and providing our colleagues with a fulfilling and rewarding professional career. Anchored in our Values—Service Heart, Forward Thinking, and a Can-do Attitude—we are inspired by the role we can play in the lives of all we serve.

Stephen D. Steinour
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer

David L. Porteous
Lead Director, Board of Directors

2021 ESG Highlights

Driving Economic Impact and Enhancing Our Communities.

$2.8 billion

In community development loans and investments

#1 Originator

In SBA 7(a) loans by number in the nation^

$40 billon

Introduced a new five-year, $40 billion Community Plan, with $7.6 million invested in 2021

26.2% of Branches

In low-to-moderate income neighborhoods

2,968 Families

In mortgage distress assisted through the Home Savers Program

Our Unwavering Commitment to Diversity,
Equity, and Inclusion


Average base pay equity for women colleagues with the same job titles as men


Average base equity for racially diverse colleagues with the same job titles as non-racially diverse colleagues


Of total spend with diverse suppliers, exceeding our goal of 18%

Diverse Colleagues

68% total colleague diversity and 45%
middle and executive management



47% of our Board members are diverse in terms of gender and racial/ethnic diversity

Delivering on Our Environmental Commitments

Our Environmental Footprint Reduction Goals

Indicator Target Target Year 2021 Total Performance Legacy Huntington 2021 Performance
GHG Emissions
(Scope 1 & Scope 2 location-based) ¹˒²˒³˒⁴
31% reduction
41% reduction
35% reduction
35% reduction
46% reduction
46% reduction
1 of 5
Renewable Energy
50% of electricity usage
1% of electricity usage
1% of electricity usage
2 of 5
Water Consumption¹˒²˒³
15% reduction
12% increase
32% reduction
3 of 5
Landfill Waste¹˒²˒³
25% reduction
11% reduction
49% reduction
4 of 5
Office Paper Printing¹˒²
25% reduction
49% reduction
49% reduction
5 of 5

*As a result of our acquisition of TCF on June 9, 2021, in 2022, we will be establishing a new baseline for all data points and revising our environmental goals.

1Compared with a 2017 baseline.

22021 percent reductions, as in the previous year, were partially driven by our transition to remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as our ongoing conservation efforts.

3At least four to five months of TCF data are included in 2021 Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions, energy, water, and landfill waste data.

4In 2021, the U.S. EPA published new Scope 2 location-based emissions factors through its eGrid database. These factors, reflecting the growing trend of utility-scale decarbonization, were lower than previous years. We estimate that the change in these factors resulted in a decrease in Scope 2 location-based emissions for an overall Scope 1 and Scope 2 decrease of 6.02%.

Our Approach to ESG

Huntington strives to support our communities in a responsible manner, contributing to an environment of economic stability and sustainable growth. This comes from being grounded in sound and fair banking principles that support businesses, address community needs, help with housing options, and support philanthropic investment opportunities.

Our colleague-centric approach to talent management supports our purpose, culture, and growth by building engagement, capability, and capacity through integrated talent processes grounded in our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Energy conservation and environmental responsibility are priorities for Huntington. We embrace responsible practices regardless of directives from legislation or the marketplace and are committed to creating an environmentally sustainable future through focused environmental management efforts and continued colleague engagement.

We are committed to the long-term success of Huntington, as well as those we serve, through strong corporate governance and ethical business practices. Everyday, we strive to operate as a disciplined, trustworthy and moral organization.

Our Purpose in Action

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Building a Brighter Future
A hands-on approach to looking out for people.

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Classic for Columbus Video

Keeping it Classic
Celebrating and supporting our HBCU partners.

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Food for Thought
Fostering a healthy change.

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Awards and Recognition

Customer Experience and Reputation

  • America's Most Responsible Companies 2022 (3rd consecutive year)
J.D. Power
  • Ranked highest regionally in the 2022 U.S. Banking Mobile App Satisfaction Study (4th consecutive year)

2021 Greenwich Excellence Awards

Excellence Awards for U.S. Small Business Banking

  • Likelihood to Recommend
  • Cash Management – Overall Satisfaction
  • Cash Management – Customer Service
  • Cash Management – Ease of Product Implementation
  • Cash Management – Overall Digital Experience
  • Cash Management – Overall Product Capabilities
  • Data and Analytics Driven Insights
Regional – Midwest
  • Likelihood to Recommend
  • Cash Management – Overall Satisfaction

Excellence Awards for Huntington Middle Market Banking

  • Cash Management – Overall Satisfaction
  • Cash Management – Customer Service
  • Cash Management – Ease of Product Implementation
Regional – Midwest
  • Likelihood to Recommend
  • Cash Management – Overall Satisfaction


Forbes Awards

  • Forbes America’s Best Large Employers 2022
  • Forbes America’s Best Employers for Diversity | 2018 – 2022
  • Forbes Best Employers for Women | 2018 – 2022
  • Forbes Best Employers for New Grads | 2019 – 2022
  • Forbes America’s Best In State Employers | 2019 – 2022

Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality (8th consecutive year) by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Received 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index | 2014 – 2022

BISA Diversity & Inclusion Award 2022 Top 50 ranking on Training magazine’s 2022 Training APEX Awards list (3rd consecutive year)

Best Governance around a Corporate Transaction by Corporate Secretary magazine

Great Place to Work® Certified by Great Place to Work (3rd consecutive year)

Received a 100% score on the Disability Equality Index | 2017 – 2022

DiversityInc Top Regional Companies 2021

Leading Disability Employer 2021 by The National Organization on Disability

^SBA loans subject to SBA eligibility. Huntington is #1 in number of SBA 7(a) loans from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2021. Huntington is the #1 SBA 7(a) lender in the region made up of Illinois, Indian, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvanian from October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2021. Source: U.S. Small Business Administration. (SBA).