DD RSE reconnue
COMPANY AND SEC TOR PERFORMANCE
OVERALL ESG SCORE
Top Performer award from Vigeo Eiris
In June 2019, BANK OF AFRICA was once
again named TOP PERFORMER CSR 2019 by
the Vigeo Eiris Institute on completion of the
2019 non-financial ratings process. The Bank
saw its overall performance improve with a
score of 63/100 versus 61/100 in 2018.
PRIORITY 1: BUSINESS ETHICS
AND RESPONSIBLE CUSTOMER
GOAL 2. PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE
FINANCE AND SOCIAL
Arabia CSR Awards – sustainable financeFor the 6th consecutive year, BANK OF AFRICA was a double award-winner at the CSR Arabia Awards. The Group was awarded the highest rating in the Financial Services category in recognition of its commitment of more than 20 years to sustainable finance. The Bank was ranked second runner-up in the Partnerships and Collaborations category for adopting a highly structured governance process based on ethics, responsibility and transparency. The Arabia CSR Awards, which were launched in 2008, aim to recognise and honour outstanding Sustainable Development and CSR initiatives in the Arab region.
African Banker AwardsThe Bank was named ‘Socially Responsible Bank of the Year 2018’ for the 2nd time at the African Banker Awards ceremony 2018”.
MORSEFF, special recognition for BANK OF AFRICA from the EBRDAt MorSEFF’s awards ceremony in April 2019, BANK OF AFRICA was presented with a special award for its excellent contribution to the programme and its leadership in sustainable finance.
BANK OF AFRICA,
A KEY PLAYER IN POSITIVE IMPACT FINANCE
GOAL 3. BEING A RESPONSIBLE EMPLOYER, ATTENTIVE TO ITS EMPLOYEES AND SUPPORTING THEIR DEVELOPMENT
HR excellenceFor the 3rd consecutive year, BANK OF AFRICA was awarded ‘Top Employer 2019’ certification by Top Employers Institute, an international certification body. This international award recognises the Bank’s excellent HR practices.
Drawing up a Group-wide human resources policyIn 2019, as part of the Group Transformation Programme, BANK OF AFRICA made considerable progress in establishing a Group-wide HR policy and handbook, which brings together managementapproved guidelines on minimum standards for HR policies and procedures.
Ensuring job satisfaction and professional developmentIn 2019, nearly 1,600 internal transfers were recorded at BANK OF AFRICA, which resulted in either a change in business line or post, in what was a sideways move or a promotion. In 2019, 32% of the workforce benefited from at least one training initiative. Nearly 500 training courses were provided i.e. around 8,000 training days.
Promoting equal opportunityBANK OF AFRICA BMCE Group is proactively pursuing a policy of promoting diversity and gender equality between women and men, in line with its undertakings. This has proved to be a major performance driver of Group strategy, which regards diversity as a catalyst for collective prosperity, social cohesion and economic efficiency.
In keeping with an approach to Sustainable Development and CSR that originated almost two decades ago, in 2019, BANK OF AFRICA adopted a policy of proactively promoting gender equality and female autonomy. This initiative is also consistent with the Bank’s resolute commitment, under the leadership of its Chairman, Mr Othman Benjelloun, to realise the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Through its Gender Equality & Inclusion Policy, the Group is committed to ensuring equality between women and men and empowering women by incorporating a gender perspective in all processes and procedures, equality between women and men and achieving gender parity within the Group’s overall workforce, its managerial functions and on its governance bodies, promoting women’s financial inclusion through specific programmes and products and protecting women’s fundamental rights.
The Bank is fully aware of the relationship that exists between economic and financial performance on the one hand and the proportion of women employed across the entire Group, including its subsidiaries, in the other. That is why women occupy a prominent place, accounting for almost half of employees worldwide. Women in fact account for 41.8% of the Group’s total workforce – some 6,336 women out of BANK OF AFRICA Group’s 15,160 employees, according to the 2019 Social Audit. The number of women employed is not just a social statistic of which BANK OF AFRICA is proud. Women play a vital role and are central to strategy, striving day-by-day to grow the business, enhance its performance and protect its reputation.