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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility within Rawbank

RAWBANK is involved in the social life of the DRC at different levels:

Here is a non-exhaustive list of projects that have benefited from RAWBANK's support:

At the end of 2015 the United Nations (UN) proposed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the aim of eradicating poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all human beings.

In response, in July 2000, Mr. Kofi Annan created the Global Compact, inviting companies to adopt these universal principles and to partner with the UN.

The Global Compact has become synonymous with corporate social responsibility (CSR).

In September 2017, Global Compact was officially launched in the DRC.

Around the same time, RAWBANK joined this initiative, becoming actively involved in the areas of human rights, labor standards, environment, and anti-corruption.

Global Compact helps companies to pre-assess, define, implement, measure, and communicate their CSR strategies and develop their knowledge on the ten principles of the global compact.

Companies are called upon to contribute to the SDGs by acting responsibly and taking advantage of investment and innovation opportunities. These 17 SDGs define the new CSR vision within RAWBANK.

Thus, RAWBANK contributes to the achievement of the SDGs and affirms its civic identity and its commitment to local development as a responsible and profitable bank.

For the year 2019, RAWBANK focuses on five SDGs, namely:

  • NO POVERTY
  • GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • QUALITY EDUCATION
  • GENDER EQUALITY
  • LIFE ON EARTH

In November 2017, RAWBANK presented its contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the Democratic Republic of Congo during its participation in the COP23 organized in the city of Bonn (Germany).

On September 14, 2018, RAWBANK published its first COP (Communication On Progress) on the Global Compact website to present its progress in the areas of CSR (human rights, labor standards, environment, fight against corruption).

In November 2020, RAWBANK published its first Social and Environmental Responsibility Report; a report through which Rawbank demonstrates its commitment to the sustainable development of the Democratic Republic of Congo and its ambition to contribute significantly to the country's emergence.

The report focuses on two priority areas: the achievement of sustainable positive impact results, and the search for operational efficiency.

The past and future of the bank

Created in 2002 with great ambitions – to become the best bank in the DRC and an example for the continent – Rawbank is evolving thanks to a strategy of active progress, allowing it today to position itself as a strong financial institution and consolidate its banking leadership.

Rawbank brings added value to the Congolese economy and effectively serves all segments of the country's banking clientele

The sixth edition of the Amani Festival took place between 15 and 17 February 2019 in the city of Goma.

This international festival, which promotes peace in the Great Lakes Region, is a regional cultural event based on four values: environment, building together, entrepreneurship, and self-giving.

As an official sponsor of the Amani Festival, Rawbank has for the third time supported the organizers of this cultural gathering. With more than 35,000 festivalgoers, this year's theme was, ‘the involvement of women and girls in reconciliation and peace building’.

In addition to music and dance, festivalgoers were encouraged to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit. Rawbank was appointed as a member of the Amani Entrepreneurs jury and awarded a prize of 1,000 US dollars to the winning project KIBIBON, a solar energy station with a canister as a support. Rawbank also presented two checks to the winners of the EKIDEN marathon and carried out the work of refurbishing the bleachers of Mwanga College to contribute to its rehabilitation.

RAWBANK, the leading banking institution in the DRC, has actively participated in the pilot tree nursery of 1 billion trees for the 2023 climate initiative in order to achieve the country's sustainable development goals and mark its commitment to the fight against climate change.

The RAWBANK delegation, led by its General Manager, Mr. Thierry Taeymans, sowed a large number of seeds in a tree nursery prepared for this purpose. Mr. Taeymans affirms: "RAWBANK is committed to the sustainable development of the DRC. It supports this large-scale initiative, dedicated to the well-being of the Congolese people in general".

With this action, the bank has sent a strong signal regarding climate issues in the DRC and in the world. "RAWBANK was keen to accompany this initiative, in order to encourage its agents to become aware of the personal involvement of all in improving the climate. We also encourage other companies to join in", said Mrs. Mamie Lukusa, CSR Coordinator of RAWBANK. By actively committing itself to the climate, RAWBANK affirms its leadership in improving the living conditions of the Congolese people.

Involved in the fight against gender-based violence and more particularly violence against women, Rawbank invites you to break the silence.

At the heart of our CSR actions

1st

Congolese bank committed to the population in several sectors

+ de 10

large-scale rehabilitation projects per year

20 M$

in loans granted to the "Lady's First" program for women entrepreneurs

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COP Global Compact Report 2019

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COP Global Compact 2020 Report

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