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Bank of Ireland donated 2.8m to over 900 charity and community organisations in 2016

Written by Robert McHugh, on 16th Feb 2017. Posted in General

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Bank of Ireland have today launched their third Responsible Business Report which provides a comprehensive picture of the Group’s 2016 activities under five pillars - customers, communities, colleagues, environment and governance.

Each year, the Bank publishes formal updates to all shareholders in respect of its financial performance. The Responsible Business Report complements these financial reporting obligations as it captures the fullest possible range of responsible business activities being undertaken by Bank of Ireland each year, allowing the Bank to share this information with our shareholders, customers, partners and staff.
 
The report shows that €2.8 million was donated to over 900 charity and community organisations, led by employees, with 1,100 volunteer days given. It is estimated that 8,000 local businesses, sports and community groups participated in 92 Enterprise Towns, across Ireland.

Furthermore, Bank of Ireland was the first bank headquartered in Ireland to achieve the Business Working Responsibly Mark.

Speaking today, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility & Reporting at BOI, Audrey Nolan said, "The Bank of Ireland Responsible Business Report has become an important part of our communications with our stakeholders, and is a source of pride for our colleagues. It shows the importance we place as an organisation on Responsible Business and it acts as a catalyst for us to continually improve our approach in 2017 and beyond."

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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