ISLAMABAD: National Bank of Pakistan(NBP) has been recognised once again for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts by the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) in collaboration with the UNEP at the CSR 6th International Summit.
This award is a top slot award and is given on the basis of overall NBP contributions and donations for charitable, social, educational and public welfare purposes, a statement of the Bank issued on Friday said.
The overall contribution of NBP in CSR front in 2013 was approximately PKR 120 Million.
The NBP has contributed whole heartedly in the `Health’ sector by supporting Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre through adoption of MALC’s Female Ward; SIUT Sukkur for free treatment of underprivileged patients; Noor Memorial Hospital Chakwal for construction of Lab & X-Ray facilities; Equipment support to various other hospitals and organizing numerous Medical & Eye camps countrywide.
In `Education’ sector too, NBP has played a vital role by construction of various schools in the remote areas and specially the adoption of `The Citizen Foundation School’ at Nawabshah; sponsored students and trainees with focus on girl education.
Beside these NBP has tremendously supported Sports & Culture at national level, Community Development, Disaster Relief, Women Empowerment, Infrastructure Development, Environment, Water Purification & Sanitation and Sponsoring Special Persons.
The NBP has received Gold Medal for its contributions in Corporate Social Responsibility front during the 37th FPCCI Export Trophy Awards.
Over the years National Bank has not only played a pivotal role in Corporate Social Responsibility, but has received number of national and international recognitions, such as Asian Banking and Finance Awards 2013.
The NBP received Domestic Retail Bank of the Year 2013 and Pakistan Domestic Technology & Operations Bank of the Year 2013 Awards from Asian Banking & Finance Singapore and also maintaining its status as the No. 1 Bank in Pakistan by The Banker Magazine UK for Top 1000 World Banks Ranking 2013.
At national level NBP has won FPCCI Awards in 2012 and 2013 from Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries and in 2013 from Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Management Association of Pakistan (MAP) in 2013 also recognized NBP’s Services in the Commercial Banks by awarding and appreciating it through `MAP - Certificate of Excellence’.
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