EGYPT – Attijariwafa bank Egypt, a commercial bank and financial services company, has issued its first sustainability report covering the period from 2019 to 2020 that is in line with the Global Reporting Standards.
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 to sustainability development in Egypt.
“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,” Mr. Hicham Seffa, Managing Director of Attijariwafa bank Egypt said.
“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.”Mr. Hicham Seffa -Managing Director, Attijariwafa bank Egypt
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.
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.
In May 2017, Barclays bank sold all its shares in Barclays Egypt to Attijariwafa Bank. The Bank has more than 150 years of experience in Egypt under the Barclays brand, providing the best international banking services.
Attijariwafa-Bank Egypt has a huge branch network of 63 branches and 79 ATMs in all governorates. The Bank has more than 1400 employees in the country, with the finest talents and cadres in the banking market, serving the clients of international, regional and local companies.
The company’s headquarters is in the Kingdom of Morocco, with branches in 25 countries through 4930 branches, with more than 20 thousand employees and a portfolio includes 9.7 million customers.
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