Eurobank EFG won “Business Planet” Award
21 February 2011.
Award for continuous CSR efforts
Eurobank EFG has won the prestigious “Business Planet” Award for the financial institution which provided the highest contribution in the CSR area in 2010. Within the “We invest in European values” project, Eurobank EFG has invested more than EUR2.6 million in diverse CSR projects in Serbia in the last five years, providing support to the society in the areas of high education, healthcare, environmental protection, integration of persons with disabilities, and culture.
The prestigious “Business Planet” Award, granted for the fifth consecutive year by Ekonometar and Magazin Biznis, the magazines published by Nira Press, rewards individuals and companies that have confirmed through their work that business success does not come by chance, but with hard work and efforts, as well as care for others.
In addition to the implementation of its ongoing CSR projects, Eurobank launched two new CSR projects at the national level last year. Together with the “Ana and Vlade Divac“ Fund, the “Big Heart” affinity MasterCard credit card was launched for collecting funds for the reconstruction of children’s playgrounds in kindergartens across Serbia. In addition, in cooperation with the Inclusive Society Development Center, Eurobank launched the “Moving Inclusive Museum”, an exhibition of student design works comprising practical items whose design is adjusted for the use by persons with disability.
A special recognition for Eurobank’s contribution in the area of the society of equality development is a certificate of inclusivity of the European Institute for Design and Disability – Design for All Europe (EIDD), for the Bank’s office building in Belgrade downtown – “Eurobank EFG Centar“. The plaque granted to Eurobank representatives last year is the first of its kind granted for a building in Serbia.
In 2010, Eurobank EFG became the first financial institution in Serbia that joined the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). Upon Eurobank’s initiative, the Association of Serbian Banks will establish a Working Group for sustainable development and contribution to the social community to cover issues in focus of this initiative of the United Nations.
In addition to the listed CSR projects, Eurobank launched the Medifree programme of free healthcare for its clients last year, where it continuously allocates funds for healthcare of its clients and their families. The Medifree programme provides the Bank’s clients with an unlimited number of free specialist check-ups in the Bel Medic General Hospital.Eurobank EFG is a member of Eurobank EFG Group, a European banking organization with total assets of €86.5bn (9M2010). The Group employs more than 22,500 people and offers its products and services both through its network of over 1,600 branches and points of sale, and through alternative distribution channels in Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Turkey, Poland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, and Cyprus. It is a member of the EFG Group, an international banking group with presence across 40 countries.