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On 22 April, a Sustainable Development Summit in the framework of which the winners of the sustainability rating were awarded took place in Kyiv. Credit Agricole was recognized among 25 leaders of the rating thanks to its CSR program “We Care!. The program has been implemented by the bank for 5 years now and is focused on charity, green initiatives, corporate volunteering, and caring about employees. The rating was organized by the business magazine “TOP-100. Ratings of the Biggest”, media bureau Ekonomika+ in partnership with the UN Global Compact in Ukraine and the Association of Sustainable Development Leaders of the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs (SUP).
“We develop our business following the sustainability principles since we feel responsible for the world around us. We believe that the companies like ours should play its role and support the society. As a representative of the international socially conscious Group, we aim to implement the best global practices of corporate social responsibility in Ukraine and to inspire others by our example. We want to be trendsetters in this area”, Stephane Fallick, the Board Member of Credit Agricole Bank, comments.
In 2020, Credit Agricole implemented the biggest charity project in its history: it allocated UAH 11.2 million for purchase of medical equipment that helps the country fight COVID-19. The bank cares about the environment and implements climate strategy, keeps regular eco audits, uses energy efficient technologies, and equips “green” offices. In 2020, the bank reduced its carbon footprint by 20%. People is the biggest value and potential of Credit Agricole. Despite the market turmoil, the bank fully preserved its team, performed all social guarantees, and facilitated the development of corporate culture by signing the Charter of Equality.
“Being a socially responsible business, we aim not just to develop, but to do it in an efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. Therefore, the bank makes systemic investments into wide-scale projects while fostering its corporate culture: the team of the bank implements charity initiatives on its own, raises funds for charitable campaigns, helps orphanages, and our Blood Donor Days became the most long-term and, possibly, the most valuable project of the bank. We do hope to keep increasing the scope of good deeds together with the whole team”, Viktoriia Torianyk, Head of PR and Corporate Communications of Credit Agricole Bank, comments.
Credit Agricole has been implementing a wide-scale corporate social responsibility program «We Care!» since 2016 focusing on charity, corporate volunteering, environmental initiatives, and caring about employees. The charity project in 2020 was recognized in the competition “Partnership for Sustainable Development -2020” by the UN Global Compact in Ukraine. «We Care!» program is among the TOP 25 best corporate social responsibility programs according to “Vlast Deneg” magazine. Credit Agricole is one of the TOP 50 best employers of Ukraine according to the Forbes rating.
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 ban insurance 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 PR and internal communications division of Credit Agricole Bank.