Performance
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OVERALL PERFORMANCE
BANK OF AFRICA’s longstanding commitment to adopting a responsible approach to its ecosystem and to its partners is widely recognised with the Bank regularly winning a number of awards.

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. As a result of this score, the Group is now the top-ranked institution within the ‘Retail & Specialized Banks – Emerging Markets’ category. The Group is also ranked first within the region and 65th worldwide. This score reflects the efforts made in support of the Group’s environmental, social and societal commitment and respect for business ethics.

PRIORITY 1: BUSINESS ETHICS
AND RESPONSIBLE CUSTOMER RELATIONS
GOAL 2. PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE
FINANCE AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Arabia CSR Awards – sustainable finance

For 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 Awards

The 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 EBRD

At 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 excellence

For 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 policy

In 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 development

In 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 opportunity

BANK 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.

Mitigating health and safety risks

BANK OF AFRICA places a high degree of emphasis on preventive healthcare. That is why the Bank has participated for a number of years in ‘Pink October’, a global communications campaign to raise awareness about screening for breast cancer. BANK OF AFRICA also celebrated World Diabetes Day in 2019 by organising a campaign offering free screening for employees. A special one-day health and wellbeing conference was also held for retired staff, providing an opportunity to highlight a number of welfare benefits relating to seniors’ health and wellbeing.

Fostering a healthy and friendly workplace environment

A number of sporting and cultural events were organised in 2019. The Group’s staff had the opportunity of meeting informally at tennis and five-a-side football tournaments. The BANK OF AFRICA Club also continues to organise a large number of artistic activities for employees’ children.

Encouraging an innovative mind-set

To encourage staff to get involved in its digital programme, BANK OF AFRICA has launched IN’PULSE, an in-company intrapreneurship programme encouraging innovation. This programme enables employees to submit innovative ideas that might be used within the company as a growth driver or enable the Group to stand out from its peers.
GOAL 4. PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Reducing the carbon footprint across the Group

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