|Date joined:||22 June, 2005|
Eurobank Group is a European banking organization with total assets of € 74.3 billion, approximately 17,500 employees and a total network of more than 1,000 branches in Greece and abroad (data as at September 30th, 2014). It was first established in 1990 as Euromerchant Bank. Today, it offers as full range of banking products, aimed at individuals, corporations and institutions. The Group’s dedicated and experienced employees provide customized service across all countries of the Group’s presence, supporting client efforts to effectively meet financial challenges.
In Greece, Eurobank is one of the four pillars of the Greek banking system. It also holds a strategic position in retail and business banking in Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia, offers discerning Asset Management services in Cyprus and Luxembourg and is also present in Ukraine and London. Following the successful completion of the € 2,864 million share capital increase in May 2014 64.6% of common shares are held by institutional and individual shareholders.
Eurobank Ergasias & CSR
Eurobank’s outstanding position in the banking sector, and its overall contribution to the economy, are not only related to its financial performance. It is the outcome of the fact that since its inception, its role as a corporate citizen has been an integral part of its identity.
In addition to its contribution to society, Eurobank develops and implements specialized programs designed to support innovation, youth entrepreneurship and the extroversion of the Greek enterprises to the international markets. It also supports very important initiatives that are addressed to Education, Culture and Societal causes.
The environment is a core dimension of Eurobank’s CSR strategy. The Bank announced its official Environmental Policy in 2003, as evidence of its commitment to reduce direct and indirect impact on the environment from its operations. In 2004, the Bank officially assessed its environmental performance and developed environmental indicators, targets and action plans.
Eurobank was the first Greek bank to obtain ISO 14001 certification in September 2004. Eurobank Ergasias joined UNEP FI in June 2005. In 2009 the procedures for the official listing of Eurobank in the Register of European Organizations that adhere to the EMAS (Eco-Management & Audit Scheme) regulation on environmental management were completed while in 2011 it received the European EMAS Award on the “Stakeholder involvement, leading to continuous improvement” theme, thus achieving the utmost distinction amongst all private sector large organizations participating in the contest.
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