THE CITY BANK LIMITED

City Bank committed to the project “Making sense of Corporate Social Responsibility”, which will be the umbrella for all the City Bank’s social activities. To discharge its Corporate Social Responsibilities, City Bank supports various kinds of social activities. City Bank supports various kinds of social activities through monetary support for sports and culture, sponsoring at various welfare events, sponsoring for education, as well as donation and so on.

Environment

•    Beautification and preserving environment at Lake Side park, Baridhara to develop an eco-friendly society for healthy human life in collaboration with Baridhara Society.
•    ‘Ajker Padma’, an environment preserving program.
•    Conducting ‘Fresh Air Excursion’ programs for children.

Health

•    Patronizing Bangladesh Thalasemia Hospital, Center for Rehabilitation of Paralyzed.

Disaster relief

•    Conducted relief operation for ‘’Sidr’’ affected People.
•    Donated to Dhaka Stock Exchange Relief Fund.
•    Donated to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for cyclone victim.

Social welfare

•    Patronizing SEID Trust (Special Education for Intellectually Disabled).
•    Patronizing Chandina Mohila Degree College.
•    Patronizing Prime Welfare Organization.
•    Patronizing Zonta International, Dhaka Club.
•    Bank provided donation to individuals/employees for treatment purpose.

DHAKA BANK LIMITED

DBL involves itself in charity, social welfare and other benevolent activities towards the promotion of the objective of its foundation which would act as a catalyst in creating awareness on development issues and as a facilitator for building bridges with the common goal of sustainable development of the society, providing direct assistance to various development projects and people. Dhaka Bank Ltd. has formed a five member CSR committee headed by the Managing Director to oversee the overall activities and management of the CSR fund of the bank. Dhaka Bank Foundation, established in 2002 as a non-profitable, non-governmental organization, is solely devoted to the cause of charity, social welfare and other benevolent activities towards the promotion of the objective of the foundation. Dhaka Bank has taken the decision to provide 2% of the pre-tax profit each year as its CSR activities.

Health
  • Donation of passenger lifts and two haemodialysis machines to BIRDEM Hospital and Tk. 1.2 million per year from 2006 for supporting operating costs.
  • Donation of Tk. 10 million to Centre for Women and Child Health Hospital for setting up pathological laboratory.
  • Setting up of a 10-bed ward at the proposed Ahsania Mission Cancer and General Hospital, sponsoring Society for the Welfare of Autistic Children (SWAC).
  • Donating to Bangladesh Eye Hospital, Sponsorship for Shield Trust.
Disaster relief
  • Among Dhaka Bank’s contribution as corporate social responsibility, a few initiatives are donation to Asiatic Society of Dhaka.
  • Relief operation for flood victims at a cost of Tk. 5.0 million.
  • The bank distributed 10 kg rice, 1 kg pulse, and 1 kg salt to each of the 10,000 distressed families of Araihazar, Sirajdikhan and Belkuchi.
Social welfare
  • Renovation of the auditorium of Dhaka Reporters Unity.
  • Sponsoring of Anti Drug Debate Festival, Distribution of winter cloths by the employees of the bank.
  • Sponsoring of Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team.
  • Awareness creation for Road Safety, Blood Donation, Eye Donation, Prevention of AIDS.
  • Provided financial assistance for Educational Development Trust of Scholastica to support and nurture academically gifted students.
  • Sponsorship for BADC School.
Environment
  • Sponsored the city beautification program initiated by Dhaka City Corporation by refurbishing
  • Dhaka Bank Fountain in front of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Dhaka Bank Park in front of
  • Dhaka Bank Head Office, beautification at Jashimuddin Crossing at Uttara costing 1.5 m, and also in front of Dhaka Bank Head Office costing 1.2 m.

DUTCH BANGLA BANK LIMITED

DBBL as a responsible corporate body has been playing a pioneering role in implementing social and philanthropic programs to help disadvantaged people of the country. Education, healthcare, human resource development, conservation of nature, creation of social awareness, rehabilitation of distressed people and such other programs are some of the important areas where the bank carries out its social and philanthropic activities. DBBL has been playing a pioneering role in implementing social and philanthropic programs to help disadvantaged people of the country. Education, healthcare, human resource development, conservation of nature, creation of social awareness, rehabilitation of distressed people and such other programs to mitigate human sufferings are some of the important areas where the bank carries out its social and philanthropic activities. Dutch-Bangla Bank Foundation, established in June 2001, carries out humanitarian activities like rehabilitation of the destitute and neglected section of the society. DBBL provides 5 percent of its gross profit to the foundation every year.

Education

DBBL is providing scholarships to students, especially for those who cannot continue their study due to financial constraints as well as to the meritorious and needy students every year since 2003. The bank awards around 300 new scholarships of Tk. 1,000 per month every year along with continuing scholarships for those studying at HSC level. So far around 745 scholarships have been awarded in this level. The Graduation level scholarships of Tk. 2,000 per month are renewable for their entire academic period of graduation level and about 876 scholarships have been awarded in this level. The bank also awards 50 fellowships of Tk. 5,000 per month every year to the researchers having Masters Degree and those studying at different public universities at M. Phil, PhD or post-doctoral level. About 129 fellowships have been awarded so far.

As part of its corporate social responsibility, DBBL donated more than Tk. 10 crore to Dhaka University for constructing a research centre (Centre for Advanced Research in Arts & Social Science Bhaban). The research centre, first of its kind in Bangladesh, aims to play a vital role in higher study in human and social sciences. Researchers and scholars from home and abroad will be awarded scholarships and fellowships for conducting higher study.

Donated to establish a modern Braille printing press to Bangladesh National Society for the Blind for publishing Braille books for the blind students.

Donated reference books to the library of different educational institutions like BSMMU, Dhaka University etc.

Donated a pick-up van to Botanic Garden of Bangladesh Agriculture University for collection, conservation and utilization of rare and endangered plant species of Bangladesh etc.

Health

Cleft-lip problem is not only a health problem but it affects the whole family along with the victim. Since 2003 DBBL is working with these vulnerable groups under its Smile Brighter Program to bring back smile on their face and to enable them to start normal life. This is a continuous program aiming to perform as much operation possible per year. Total 5,000 poor cleft-lipped boys and girls have so far been successfully operated across the country till date.

DBBL Foundation provides financial support for operative treatment of rural and poor women who have been suffering from Vasico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) and other related problems with a view to ensure their healthy and productive life. A total of 86 patients have so far been successfully operated across the country till date.

In 2008, DBBL took an initiative of conducting surgery on some 12,000 poor cataract patients across the country. So far some 2000 poor cataract patients have so far (during 2008 & 2009) been successfully operated across the country under the Cataract operation for underprivileged rural people program.

Under DBBL’s Medicine and nutrition support for HIV/AIDS patients program, 50 HIV/

AIDS patients including women and children are being provided with ARV (Anti-Retro-Viral) medicines, vitamins and nutritious food supplement and clinical supports.

DBBL provides free rural medical services for rural poor people especially mother and children through rural branches such as Shimrail, Donia, Gazipur Chowrasta, Boardbazar, Savar Bazar, Baburhat, Patherhat, Hathazari branch etc. Medical officers are providing advices and prescriptions to poor patients of surrounding areas of these branches.

DBBL donated generous amount of money to different health organizations for medical instruments and medical infrastructural development such as operation theatres, laboratory, hospital building, etc.

Disaster relief

Bangladesh faces various kinds of natural calamities like cold, flood, storm, cyclone etc. in every year. Considering the sufferings of common people DBBL has introduced following special programs for the people of the affected areas:

Financial support for rehabilitation of land slide victims of Chittagong.
For rehabilitation of devastating flood victims.
For rehabilitation of cyclone ‘Sidr’-hit people.
Twenty lacs blankets for cold-hit people of northern region of Bangladesh.
Water purifying tablets, oral saline & Cholera saline for the Flood victims.
To ensure hygienic sanitation system DBBL provided 460 numbers of sanitary latrines for the inhabitants of Angorpota and Dahagram enclave. DBBL also provided support for ensuring pure drinking water by providing 50 hand tube wells for them.

Sports

DBBL provides financial support for promoting the sports and culture of Bangladesh. Some mentionable events were:

Sponsoring inaugural Test Match between Bangladesh and India.
Financial support to Bangladesh Hockey Federation.
Sponsoring Dutch-Bangla Bank President cup Golf Tournament.
Sponsoring Dhaka Sports Carnival-2007.
Donation to Bangladesh Olympic Association.

Social welfare

For the development of the vulnerable segments of Bangladesh, DBBL assisted to rehabilitate the acid and dowry victim women by providing one-time financial assistance for establishing small scale agro-based rural economic enterprise to be self reliant. Total 884 women received financial assistance from DBBL.

DBBL provides financial support for rehabilitation of physically handicapped, mental impaired, visually impaired, hearing impaired, autistic and street children by ensuring education and vocational training.

DBBL runs mass awareness programs on different burning issues through print and electronic media. Some remarkable issues are as follows: Save the Nation from curse of Dowry, Stop

Acid violence, Prevent Drug Abuse, Tree plantation and preservation of environment, Right of disable children etc.

Financial support to ‘Nirapad Sarak Chai’ for helping the victims of road accident and mass campaign for prevention of traffic accident.

City beautification and preserving environment to develop an eco-friendly society for healthy human life.