Attijariwafa bank Egypt issues its first sustainability report
In line with the Global Reporting Standards, Attijariwafa bank Egypt issued its first sustainability report covering the period from 2019 to 2020.
This also comes in line with the country’s direction towards sustainable development and as part of its belief in the importance of the banks’ role in financing UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in accordance with Egypt’s vision 2030 and Attijariwafa bank Group’s strategy.
The report illustrates the bank’s sustainability efforts towards supporting the economic, social and environmental impact, in addition to contributing in sustainability development in Egypt. Mr. Hicham Seffa, Managing Director of Attijariwafa bank Egypt stated, “We are proud to issue our 1st sustainability report. We vigorously aspire embedding social responsibility into our ambitious strategy to provide products and services that will enable us to contribute in the growth of Egyptian economy. Attijariwafa bank Egypt will always endorse sustainability and sustainable development”.
In order to ensure the continuity of issuing this report and to raise the employees’ awareness on the importance of corporate sustainability, the bank has provided a training to a group of employees where they were granted accredited certificates from DCarbon; the Global Reporting initiative (GRI) training partner in Egypt.
The training provided information on global reporting standards and guidelines on how to prepare the report. Moreover, it raises the awareness of international, regional and national sustainability affairs; therefore enhances the sustainability culture inside the bank. Worthy to mention, the bank cooperated with DCarbon Company for environmental consultancy and sustainable development for the technical support needed for preparing the report and ensured that it complies with the international standards for the financial and banking sector.