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Corporate Responsibility

Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)

Central Valley Community Bank works to contribute to a more equitable, resilient future for our clients, team members, shareholders and the communities where we live and operate. We believe that accountable corporate behavior is essential for a community bank. For that reason, our executive management team annually reviews and prioritizes the Company’s areas of focus, which include: community and charitable giving, responsible lending practices, economic growth, sustainable practices, vendor management and employment practices, among others.

Since 1980, Central Valley Community Bank has supported our clients with a full range of banking and financial services, while supporting our communities through charitable giving. We take every opportunity to financially support initiatives that strengthen our communities, champion our environment and promote transparency, accountability and diversity.

Beyond that, our mission and core values drive us to affect positive, meaningful change by addressing systemic societal and topical challenges affecting our team members, clients and communities. In 2020, with the immense hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and California wildfires, we elevated community support in the areas of food insecurity, housing and social justice to be able to help more people and communities rebuild their lives and achieve financial balance.

Our governance structure enables us to manage all major aspects of our business through an integrated process of financial, strategic, risk and leadership planning. This structure and process also ensure our compliance with laws and regulations while providing clear lines of authority for decision-making and accountability. Guided by our core values and high ethical standards, we strive to operate with integrity that inspires our clients and community to confidently place their trust in our Company.


Diversity, Equity And Inclusion (DEI)

The Bank is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace in which all team members are valued for their unique perspectives, skills and experiences, and have the opportunity to contribute to the Company’s success. This commitment is embodied in Bank policy and is evident throughout our workplace and our impact on the communities we serve.

It is important to us that our Company is seen as an employer of choice, where every team member feels included, valued and supported. We foster this environment by providing individual empowerment, career pathway training programs, a variety of support services, anonymous avenues for confidentially sharing concerns, and a culture of respect and inclusion in our daily operation. Striving to be an employer of choice is reflected in the community’s perception, as Central Valley Community Bank has been voted “Best Business Bank” by readers of a regional business publication every year since 2014.

Operating with a commitment to accountability and diversity makes our Company stronger in every way, and is vital to fulfilling our mission, serving our clients and continuing our track record of success.


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2020 Community and Corporate Responsibility Highlights