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Charity aid to hospitals as part of the «We Care!» program of the bank was shortlisted in the category “Fighting COVID-19” of “Partnership for Sustainability Award – 2020” competition by UN Global Compact Network Ukraine. The objective of the competition is to demonstrate real business cases of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the country and the world through partnership.
Since the beginning of the COVID crisis, Credit Agricole together with “Your Support” charity fund have implemented five waves of charity and allocated UAH 11.2 million for purchase of medical equipment for base hospitals in Kyiv, Ternopil, and Kharkiv, and equipping the intensive care unit of the regional hospital in Chernivtsi. Charity initiatives of the bank facilitate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals: “Good Health”, in particular, fighting the pandemic and reduction in premature mortality.
“Acting every day in the interests of our customers and society is the raison d’etre of Credit Agricole. Therefore, when COVID-19 pandemic switched the lives of Ukrainian to confinement mode, the bank did not hesitate to start acting. Our response to the global coronavirus challenge is to help hospitals and patients through purchase of the up-to-date medical equipment. The bank has provided comprehensive equipment to the intensive care unit in Chernivtsi hospital where patients in critical conditions are being rescued, and supports two more base hospitals on a regular basis. We can see that social initiatives of business save lives and thus, we are currently implementing two more charity projects: we help a child care center in Kharkiv and purchase oxygen concentrators”, Viktoriia Torianyk, Head of PR and Internal Communications of Credit Agricole Bank, comments.
The projects of participants of “Partnership for Sustainability Award – 2020” competition were evaluated by the expert jury that comprised managers of UN Global Compact from various countries. Key evaluation criteria included scope and relevance of the project. Besides Credit Agricole, 13 more companies were shortlisted in the category “Fighting COVID-19”. Learn more about the competition and its participants here
Let us remind that the experts of “Vlast Deneg” magazine acknowledged supporting hospitals in their struggle against COVID-19 as the most wide-scale charity aid in the history of the bank, and for the second time in a row, included «We Care!» program by Credit Agricole to the rating of 25 best corporate social responsibility programs.
About UN Global Compact Network Ukraine:
The UN Global Compact Network Ukraine is the official representative of the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact). As a special initiative of the UN General Secretary, this is the call to companies to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the area of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. This is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. Any companies operating according to the Sustainable Development Goals can join the network.
About Credit Agricole:
JSC «CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK» is a modern universal bank owned by the leading financial group in Europe – Credit Agricole Group (France). The Group is a major partner of the French economy and one of the largest banking groups in Europe. It is a leading retail bank in Europe, having the largest portfolio of assets under management, being first in the field of bancassurance and third - in project financing in Europe. Credit Agricole has been operating in the financial market of Ukraine since 1993 and renders the entire range of banking services to private individuals, including Premium clients, and business. The Bank pays special attention to cooperation with agricultural enterprises. Reliability and business reputation of CREDIT AGRICOLE in Ukraine is confirmed by the highest possible FITCH ratings, leading positions in bank sustainability, bank deposit reliability and bank profitability rankings, as well as by 280 000 active private and 17 000 corporate customers, including international corporations, large Ukrainian companies and representatives of small and medium business. Credit Agricole Bank is a socially responsible bank that confirms its status by the large number of projects implemented under the Corporate Social Responsibility Program “We Care!”.
Viktoriia Torianyk, head of public relations and internal communications at credit Agricole Bank