As the BNF team launches itself with renewed energy into this new year’s commitments, it takes a retrospective glance at the many community projects and initiatives that left a significant imprint on several groups and organisations. Under the umbrella of Environmental and Social Governance and with a combination of centrally organised events and voluntary work on the part of employees and their families, the team proudly looks back at some of the highlights and the support it has given local organisations, promoting compassion, inclusion and engagement.
Staff members gave their time, energy and resources during an event at RMJ’s Horse Rescue’s sanctuary in Siggiewi – a local organisation devoted to providing a second chance at life for horses rescued from neglect or those with special needs, by rehabilitating them and eventually rehoming them. BNF staff together with their children spent a delightful day and supported the team of RMJ by interacting with the horses and feeding them.
Other staff members generously donated their pre-loved items for Inspire’s thrift shop, further contributing to the organisation’s mission of empowerment and self-sustainability.
With the aim of fostering a culture of environmental responsibility, BNF supported Maltese NGO ACT to increase awareness about the importance of indigenous flora. This collaboration aligns with BNF’s broader dedication to sustainability initiatives. The partnership featured a successful hands-on educational workshop held with the Bank’s corporate team. The opportunity was then extended to all staff members who showed interest to volunteer.
Across the Bank’s employee base, regular monthly staple initiatives see the team pitch in funds for various causes, including Hospice and the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation via a monthly automatic payroll donation. Every month, this initiative is topped up via the #YourCause initiative where employees recommend groups and causes for a monthly fund collection supported by Management.
Karl Dingli, Head of Human Resources, Property and Administration at BNF Bank said: “These events demonstrate our core values of compassion, teamwork and involvement in the community. We take much pride in supporting local organisations that promote welfare, inclusion and social impact. And our employees regularly take on the Bank’s social commitments with energy and dedication, spurring us further to continue to seek opportunities to serve and support the local community. We are now already busy brainstorming and pooling ideas, so that we can take our drive and energy forward, to continue making positive change happen.”