Over 2,000 volunteering hours spent making a positive impact on the
Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia (the Bank) launched Employee Volunteering (EV) Month from 9 March to 9 April 2017 contributing 2,000 volunteering hours towards various corporate social responsibility activities.
More than 450 staff took time off from work to give back to our local communities by contributing their knowledge, skills and talents through volunteering. They are given the liberty to decide how they would like to spend their time towards noble causes that are in line with the Bank’s global community programmes.
Every employee is entitled to 3 volunteering days of leave in a year to spend on community service. The leave policy provides employees with an opportunity to make a difference, as well as recognising and supporting employees’ commitment to volunteering. Globally, EV is fundamental to the Bank’s Here for Good culture and an integral component of the Bank’s community investment strategy.
Bank volunteers educating pupils of Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Tamil) Cheras on financial literacy through ‘Buku Wang Saku’, a locally developed curriculum by the Bank in partnership with Bank Negara Malaysia.
Mahendra Gursahani, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, volunteering through a themed car wash fundraiser.
The Director of Kuala Lumpur Forest Department, Encik Awang Shaffie Bin Awang Ahmad (second from right) awarding a certificate of appreciation to Adhha Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Saadiq for the Bank wide cleaning activity. Also in the picture (far left): Irene Tan, Head of Compliance, Wong Hooi Ching, Head of Transaction Banking and Karunanidhy Chengodan, Head of Property.
Bank volunteers picking up rubbish in the city during the bank-wide environmental cleaning activity.
The Bank’s volunteers assisting in the sealing of promotional envelopes for the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB). The envelopes are sent to various parties, appealing for donation.