Sustainability Agenda

Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe ensures that the Bank's core business contributes to addressing Zimbabwe's challenges.

Community Activities:

Community Partnership

The Bank’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic remains robust as there is continued review on how best to assist communities during and post COVID-19.

  • The Oxfam and IRC projects were launched in the first quarter of the year to provide emergency food aid to communities impacted by COVID-19 in Zimbabwe. A total of 6,875 people were supported through the food voucher distributions with a total value of USD368,512.76 in food assistance vouchers redeemed during the project. In addition to the food security assistance provided by the project, over 1,000 households also received additional resilience training on crop and livestock production, food handling and nutrition, village saving and lending, COVID-19 awareness, and gender and protection issues.
  • Standard Chartered Zimbabwe also launched a new community project to support young people in Zimbabwe recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme is part of Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, the Bank’s global initiative to tackle inequality by promoting economic inclusion for young people for disadvantaged young people across its markets, including those affected by COVID-19. Delivered by BOOST Fellowship with funding from the Standard Chartered Foundation, the project aims to support young people between 18 and 25 who are struggling to find work or start a business in today’s challenging economic environment. It will provide them with employability and entrepreneurship skills training, as well as mentoring and business support.
  • Education & Youth Empowerment

    Education & Youth Empowerment

    As part of the Employee Volunteering programme, the Bank’s Executive team has been delivering online mentorship sessions in partnership with Junior Achievement Zimbabwe to youths aged between 18-25 years across the country. Over 500 youths have been reached to date and the programme will continue for the rest of the year. Staff Volunteers are also delivering Financial Education modules to secondary school children from various schools across the country.

  • Environment

    Environment

    Under the Environment pillar, SCBZ sponsors tree planting activities in the community as our way of contributing towards efforts to raise awareness on climate change. Staff members have planted over 500 trees this year at various sites.

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Speaking Up

Standard Chartered Bank (the “Bank”) is committed to maintaining a culture of the highest ethics and integrity, and in compliance with all applicable law, regulation and internal policy. As part of this commitment, the Bank has a ‘Speaking Up’ programme through which genuine concerns in this regard can be raised. Members of the public can securely raise Speaking Up concerns through this hyperlink, which is hosted on behalf of the Bank by a third party ‘InTouch’. Examples of concerns that can be raised through this website are concerns that relate to accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters and concerns relating to bribery or banking and financial crime. Concerns received will be forwarded to the Bank’s investigations team for review. Complaints relating to SCB banking services should not be raised through this site in the first instance, but through the SCB branch network, contact centres, Relationship Managers or the ‘Contact Us’ webpage.

Disclaimer

Please note that this hyperlink will bring to you to another website on the Internet, which is operated by InTouch, an independent company appointed by the Bank to support its Speaking Up programme. Please be mindful that when you click on the link and open a new window in your browser, you will be subject to the additional terms of use of the website that you are going to visit.

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