As a leading bank in the UAE and region, we have a responsibility to make a lasting, positive impact, by developing and supporting initiatives which help to address social, economic and environmental challenges across the communities we serve, and by supporting sustainable growth at a local and regional level.
Sustainable development and green growth are high on the agenda for the UAE and we believe that organisations across the country have an important role to play in supporting these objectives. It is important that sustainability, and our commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen, are at the very core of our business and reflected in everything we do.
We have declared our commitment to doing business in a responsible way formally through our Sustainability Policy. We are the only UAE bank to be signatory to the Equator Principles and, in 2017, we became the only UAE bank to become a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) principles. UNGC is the world's largest corporate social sustainability initiative with over 12,000 signatories across 170 countries. By signing the UN Global Compact, we have agreed to align our strategies and operations with the UNGC’s 10 Principles, which encompass human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption – and take actions that advance societal goals. Further information on our sustainable business practices and initiatives is detailed in the following sections.
Take a look at our local and international social investment activities.