Sustainability Agenda

  • In line with the Bank's sustainability agenda, Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe (SCBZ) has shifted from traditional philanthropy to ensuring that the Bank's core business contributes to addressing Zimbabwe's challenges.
  • Standard Chartered Zimbabwe engages the community in various projects in support of young people. The Futuremakers by Standard Chartered global initiative to tackle inequality by promoting economic inclusion for disadvantaged young people across its markets, including those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic continues to deliver positive results in Zimbabwe

Community Activities:

Community Partnership
  • The youth employability program being delivered by Enactus Zimbabwe with funding from the Standard Chartered Foundation, aims to support young people between 18 and 25 years who are struggling to find work or start a business in today’s challenging economic environment. The programme provides youths with employability and entrepreneurship skills training, as well as mentoring and business support. A total of 10 231 youths have benefitted to date (4 934 males, 5 297 females and 148 young people with disabilities)
  • The youth entrepreneurship program is run in partnership with Plan International where youths in selected areas are empowered to pursue decent work and viable entrepreneurial opportunities of their choice.
  • In partnership with Junior Achievement Zimbabwe, the Bank has continued to deliver Financial Education modules to youths between 13-25 years across Zimbabwe. An excess of 5,000 youths benefit from this program annually
  • Staff continue to participate in employee volunteering activities by assisting in the delivery of the financial education modules in schools across Zimbabwe. Under the Employee Volunteering initiative, the Bank has given each staff member 3 days over and above the normal leave entitlement per year to go out into the community and make a difference.
  • 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


    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.


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