Standard Chartered Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Uganda

How Standard Chartered Bank’s CSR has Benefited the Community
  1. Built a school in Gulu worth USD 100,000 for internally displaced children 
  2. Under the NetsforLife project, together with partners, in 2008 the bank gave out 165,000 mosquito nets at a cost of UGS 320m 
  3. Under the Seeing is Believing the bank screened over 12,000 people and restored sight to 1,200 over the last 5 years. In 2008 the bank screened 10,000 people and restored sight to 1402 people 
  4. The bank provided water the banklls in Jinja, Iganga, Mpigi, Mbale and Mbarara. In 2008, the bank drilled boreholes in Gulu, Jinja and Mbale at USD 65,000 
  5. Under the Success By Choice program the bank incorporated an effective learning approach toward health, nutrition, HIV/Aids, Sports and Life skills for children in 28 schools at a tune of USD 88.000 
  6. Standard Chartered Donated UGX 110 million to flood victims in the North, Northeast and Eastern parts of the country 
  7. The bank renovated a dilapidated classroom block at Salaama School for the Blind at a cost of UGX 50 million (US$ 29,154). The Bank also donated the first computer owned by the school 
  8. The bank has an all inclusive non-discriminatory HIV policy which includes the provision of voluntary counseling and anti- retroviral drugs for employees, their spouses & children 
  9. The Bank has an on-going SCB education programme for staff & external parties under Living with HIV programme 
  10. Standard Chartered provided a cardiac machine to Mulago hospital. 
  11. Each staff of the Bank is encouraged to spend 2 paid work days p.a. on community activities in a given year under Employee Volunteering Programme. 
Description of CSR as externally perceived 
The bank lays emphasis on 7 key areas - sustainable lending, access to finance, tackling financial crime, environment, employee the bankllbeing, community, responsible selling & marketing.
Standard Chartered has demonstrated its commitment to the community through the various community projects it has undertaken in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Uganda Red Cross, Sight Savers International, World Vision, Church of Uganda, Water Aid, Land O’ Lakes and Ministry of Education. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility the bank has focused on the economically disadvantaged; targeting Youth, Health, Education, micro-finance and environment, leading to reduction of poverty, enhancement of health and education in the communities in which the bank operate as the bankll as supporting sustainable initiatives.

Long term impact on Ugandans 
General community development that empowers Ugandans to live healthy while meeting their basic needs

CSR Rating against 10 
8
Great effort by the bank to sustainably improve the society in which it operates. Particularly involving the staff to contribute to community development.

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