Corporate Social Responsibility

We are a trusted corporate citizen and our CSR projects are aimed at uplifting the communities we operate in. Through various community interventions, we effectively reinforce our values and achieve our business objectives. We partner with key governmental and non-governmental stakeholders to select credible social partners and projects that have a sustainable impact on our communities. Our priority areas are education and health.

Health

During the year, we were quite active in assisting various NGO’s.

 

Lois Lagesse Trust Fund

 

 

Funded the purchase of braille papers, contribution for renovation of Lois Lagesse School for blinds

 

 

Mauritius Mental Health Association

 

 

Supported MMHA daily food program for 125 beneficiaries with intellectual disabilities

 

Reves et Espoirs

 

 

Supported the yearly cost for services provided by psychologist

 

 

Friends in Hope

 

 

Funded the supply of materials for various workshops (therapy, art and craft, kitchen, gardening, sports and music).

 

 

Mega Blood Donation

 

 

A blood donation was organised for the 15th anniversary of the Bank in Mauritius. A total of 279 pints of blood were collected.

 

 

Etoile d’Esperance

 

 

The Bank extended its support by making monetary contributions towards the food and drink expenses of the NGO

 

Environment

We firmly believe that it is our responsibility to manage the environmental and social impacts that our activities, products and services have on society and to respond to critical environmental issues. During the year, we supported Eli Africa on environmental projects such as mangroves and endemic flora reforestation.

Education

For the past five years, the Bank has launched a Scholarship Programme to allow bright students with limited financial means to follow undergraduate courses at the University of Mauritius. In 2016, the total number of students benefiting from the Standard Bank scholarship amounted to 25, with the Bank financing their university fees as well as providing a monthly stipend to each beneficiary. 

How to apply for Standard Bank Scholarship Scheme:

Send us the following documents either by email on mauritiuscsrcommittee@standardbank.mu or to our registered office in Ebene addressed to the Chairman of the CSR Committee.

  • Motivation letter with full contact details.
  • Confirmation from UOM on full time enrolment for 2016-2017.
  • Copy of result slip.
  • Proof of family income not exceeding MUR15,000 monthly.

The selected candidates will then be called upon for an interview and benefit from a yearly registration fee not exceeding MUR 30,000 and a monthly stipend of MUR 5,000.

 

Staff involvement

 

The Bank marked Nelson Mandela International Day, celebrated on 18 July every year, by encouraging all employees to give their time to the community. The objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Ultimately it seeks to empower communities everywhere. The Bank gave the opportunity to its employees to give back time to the community by allowing them to help a non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that they have at heart. 

The NGOs that were selected by the employees for this initiative were:

(i)             Autism Mauritius – to support setting up of a sensory room.

(ii)            Ranger Foundation Mauritius – Support educational activity for children with cerebral problems.

(iii)           Association Des Jeunes Inadaptes – Support for stationery, food, toys and lunch.

(iv)          Friends In Hope – Donation of books and setting of reading corner

(v)           La Colombe Shelter - Renovation and refurbishing of classroom + spending time with children

(vi)          Centre Amities Bambous – Provision of tables, chairs, water tank and educational materials

 


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