Sarasin - Our Oak Tree. A long tradition of sustainable values.
In 1900 Bank Riggenbach was renamed A. Sarasin & Cie. As the new bank expanded, it commissioned the building of a new head office in Freie Strasse 107, Basel’s main commercial centre at the time. Like most historical buildings in Basel, the building has a name: "Haus zum Eichbaum", or Oak Tree House.
The iron grate above the entrance to the building was decorated with an oak tree. The original iron work is now part of Sarasin’s collection. And so it was that Bank Sarasin came to use the oak tree as a symbol alongside its name, gradually
developing it into a company logo - an unmistakable trademark which continues to symbolise the company's best characteristics: solid roots, a powerful trunk and healthy growth. In short, it represents a commitment to sustainability that enables the Bank to successfully carry forward its traditions into the future.