One of ALEXBANK’s strengths is its employee citizenship and commitment to giving back to the communities in which they operate. Through our employee engagement initiatives, almost 75% of ALEXBANK staff contribute financially and with their time to numerous causes, participate in CSR events and have a strong opinion in the direction of an annual lump sum of the CSR budget.
“FOR MY PEOPLE” ANNUAL CSR COMPETITION (2014 – PRESENT)
The CSR & Sustainable Development Office engages ALEXBANK employees across all locations in the design of ALEXBANK’s social investment programs. As part of the annual competition, staff members propose ideas for social projects which then undergo a selection process. The projects with the highest votes win a donation. To date, ALEXBANK has funded a total of 26 projects across Egypt representing all regions.
“THOSE WHO NEED US” (2014 – PRESENT)
A monthly campaign launched in 2014, “Those Who Need Us” is a channel through which employees can suggest and propose volunteering opportunities. Over the past 8 years, visits included, 57357 Children Cancer Hospital, Leprosy Colony Abu Zaabal, Awaad Island in Aswan and others with 35% of the staff engaged. This is in addition to organizing a four blood donation campaigns yearly in collaboration with the Association of Friends of the National Cancer-Free Initiative (AFNCI).
FORSA MONTHLY BAZAAR (2018 – PRESENT)
A monthly pop-up bazaar initiated in July of 2018, “Forsa” (“Chance”) is a unique ALEXBANK happening that places special emphasis on a different theme ever basis. The bazaar provides a platform for homegrown enterprises to promote their skills and showcase their merchandise. Different exhibitors reflecting the various themes are chosen each month, presenting their products and offering the ALEXBANK community with a unique shopping experience every month. More than 150 exhibitors participated in our “Forsa” bazaars so far. Themes included: “Summer”, “Back to School”, and “Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness”.