KARACHI: Employee Volunteering is a core component of the Standard Chartered Bank’s integrated community strategy. The Bank offers each member of staff three days’ paid leave for volunteering as part of the wider here for good brand promise. Volunteering is one of the best ways that individuals can demonstrate they are here for good.
As part of the Employee Volunteering Programme the Bank organised Relief Collection camps across the major cities in the country. Employees not only donated relief items, but also volunteered their time to package the relief items for the affected victims. This was a one-day camp, in which 900 cartons of relief items were packed by 800 employee volunteers.
In addition to this, the staff members took 175 children from The Citizen’s Foundation school to see the dolphin show in Karachi. Over conversations about marine life and the environment, the children were entertained by the performance of dolphins, a sea lion and a Beluga whale. This environment based employee volunteering activity not only increased marine life awareness but also helped create a big splash.
In 2013 the Bank staff volunteered more than 4500 days through various employee volunteering initiatives across the country.
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