Standard Chartered Bank to Launch “Employee Volunteering Month”
Committed to making a positive difference to communities
Freetown, 18th September, 2015 – Standard Chartered Bank announces that September 21st to October 20th will be ‘Employee Volunteering Month’. With over 8,000 staff in Africa, the Bank encourages its staff to use their interests and skills to help out in the local communities in which it is based to make a real difference.
Many spend time working on causes the bank supports, such as eradicating preventable blindness, support for people living with HIV/AIDS or financial education. Other employees choose to volunteer for a cause close to their own heart, from planting trees, mentoring or training youth on health and hygiene.
Commenting on the launch, Idrissa A. Kamara, Chief Executive Officer and Head of Retail Client, Sierra Leone said: “We believe that volunteering is good for our communities, staff and our business. The Bank offers every employee three days paid leave to volunteer and its great to see staff showing strong commitment and passion to serve the community in which we operate. We look forward to the opportunity of using our skills in making a unique contribution to Sierra Leone this year”.
Last year, Standard Chartered staff donated over 9,700 employee volunteering days in Africa.
Standard Chartered Group
We are a leading international banking group, with more than 90,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, where we earn around 90 per cent of our income and profits. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.
Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.
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