Citibank Taiwan has fulfilled its corporate social responsibility on the island for more than 50 years. What the leading bank does is not only More Than Philanthropy, but also Community Progress Maker. Besides that, Citi won the local financial monthly Excellence’s “Best Corporate Social Responsibility Award 2018” for the second consecutive year. April Pan, Citibank Taiwan’s Head of Government Affairs and Country Corporate Affairs, was awarded by the Financial Supervisory Commission Chairman Wellington Koo.
“Citi is promoting its corporate social responsibility in four core areas: Connection, Inspiration, Trust, and Innovation,” Pan said. “The initials of these four directions just echo the company name of Citi. These directions are also the four cornerstones of Citi’s long-term and sustainable development.”
In addition, “Be the Best” is the goal of all Citi’s employees pulling together. Citi aims not only to become the best bank for its clients and fulfill its commitment to them, but also to demonstrate this spirit in the promotion of corporate social responsibility. Upholding the mission of “Taiwan linking up with the world and the world embracing Taiwan,” Citibank Taiwan has adopted the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals（SDGs） as a guideline to set up a wide range of projects in a move to connect the vision of the UN with the practices of corporate social responsibility.
In response to the poverty eradication plan of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Citigroup has been providing different groups with a series of financial inclusion services for a long time. Over the past 14 years, it has invested more than NT$140 million and benefited more than 600,000 people.
In an effort to support disadvantaged groups and improve the health and well-being of the general public, Citi and the United Way of Taiwan （UWT） have been dedicated to holding their nationwide fundraising campaign for the 23th straight year. The Citi-United Way Fundraising Campaign has raised funds of more than NT$1.8 billion. More than 8,100 small and medium-sized social welfare groups in every corner of Taiwan have been supported and over 10,000 helping hands programs have been promoted.
Besides, climate change affects the survival of global marine and terrestrial animals. Since 2006, Citi has celebrated its annual Global Community Day between May and June. By calling for environmental protection and ecological education, the leading bank encouraged its employees as well as their families and friends to take part in volunteer work and make contributions to the sustainable development for Taiwan and future generations. To date, more than 20,000 Citi volunteers have engaged in service activities.