Environmental, social, governance and sustainability at Commerce Bancshares, Inc.

At Commerce, sustainability in business is an integral part of our decision-making and culture. We leverage reporting best practices to assess the results and progress of our socially responsible initiatives. We believe corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and standards are intrinsically aligned with our corporate core values: We have a long-term view. We collaborate as one team. We act with integrity. We are customer focused. We strive for excellence.

At Commerce, we believe our success is defined not only by our ability to help people meet their financial challenges, but also by the mark we leave on the world at large. As a socially responsible corporate citizen, we continuously seek opportunities to make a difference. We’re committed to furthering initiatives that serve our customers, strengthen our communities, and support a healthy environment. Our work in these areas is guided by our mission, our purpose and our values.

CSR Initiatives and Reporting

To help ensure we remain accountable and maintain sustainability in our business practices, we report on both our financial and nonfinancial performance each year. Our Environmental, Social, Governance Report, Focusing on What Matters Most, builds upon the Commerce Bancshares, Inc. Annual Report to shareholders.

The report assesses the impact of our corporate social responsibility initiatives in several key areas, including community, customer, and team member engagement; corporate governance; environmental sustainability; and creating an inclusive experience. The report incorporates key data and metrics to deepen the connection between our business and stakeholders in the areas we believe will drive value over the long term.