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Employee engagement

Bank outlines how staff lend a helping hand



BGL BNP Paribas said its employee volunteering scheme, Help2Help, has been running for 12 years in Luxembourg. Library picture: A banking customer withdraws cash from a BGL BNP Paribas branch in Luxembourg City, 28 February 2020. Photo credit: Matic Zorman

BGL BNP Paribas said its employee volunteering scheme, Help2Help, has been running for 12 years in Luxembourg. Library picture: A banking customer withdraws cash from a BGL BNP Paribas branch in Luxembourg City, 28 February 2020. Photo credit: Matic Zorman

One of the grand duchy’s largest banks said it had donated nearly €50,000 towards its employee volunteering programme.

BGL BNP Paribas has “provided €47,136 in support to 17 charitable projects” this year, the bank said on 13 October. “The local and international initiatives provide assistance in a range of areas, such as education, healthcare, the environment and humanitarian aid.”

This included the €2,500 Prix Coup de Cœur cash prize, presented to Onco Gest, which collects and recycles “products and accessories for use by cancer patients.”

The donations came under the Help2Help programme, run by the bank’s parent group, BNP Paribas. The scheme “supports active and retired employees who volunteer their time to public interest projects.”

The bank stated that Help2Help is active in approximately 30 countries and “every year close to €1m is allocated to charitable projects around the world.”

BGL BNP Paribas said it had 2,252 employees in Luxembourg. It posted 2020 net banking income of €1.6bn and consolidated net profit of €399m.