Corporate Social Responsibility

We are a trusted corporate citizen and our CSR projects are aimed at uplifting the communities we operate in. Through various community interventions, we effectively reinforce our values and achieve our business objectives. We partner with key governmental and non-governmental stakeholders to select credible social partners and projects that have a sustainable impact on our communities. Our priority areas are education, health and environment.

Scholarship Programme

For the past seven years, the Bank has launched a Scholarship Programme to allow bright students with limited financial means to follow undergraduate courses at the University of Mauritius.

In 2019, the total number of students who benefited from the Standard Bank scholarship will exceed a 100, with the Bank financing their university fees as well as providing a monthly stipend to each beneficiary. 

The scholarship is open to first year students who have completed their Higher School Certificate and whose family's monthly income does not exceed Rs 20,000.

How to apply for Standard Bank Scholarship Scheme:

Send us the following documents either by email on [email protected] or to our registered office in Ebene addressed to the Chairman of the CSR Committee.

  • Motivation letter with full contact details (name, residential address, telephone number, email address).
  • Confirmation from UOM on full time enrolment for 2019-2020.
  • Copy of result slip and ID card.
  • Proof of family income not exceeding MUR 20,000 monthly.

The selected candidates will then be called upon for an interview and benefit from a yearly registration fee not exceeding MUR 30,000 and a monthly stipend of MUR 5,000.

Closing date: 5 September 2019

 

Standard Bank is an equal opportunity organisation.  The Bank reserves the right to call only the most suitable candidates for interviews.

 

Health

In 2018, we actively assisted the NGO Reves et Espoirs where we supported  their yearly cost for services provided by psychologist.

 

Environment

We firmly believe that it is our responsibility to manage the environmental and social impacts that our activities, products and services have on society and to respond to critical environmental issues. As part of our CSR initiatives, we supported Eli Africa on environmental projects such as mangroves and endemic flora reforestation.

Staff involvement

 

The Bank encourages all employees to give their time to the community by participating in the various CSR activities organised.

Nelson Mandela International Day

 

For Nelson Mandela International Day, celebrated on 18 July every year, staff are encouraged to participate in CSR activities. The objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Ultimately it seeks to empower communities everywhere. 

 

Buddy Initiative

Along with the scholarship scheme, the Bank runs an internal buddy whereby each scholarship beneficiary is assigned a ‘buddy’ within the Bank. The staff member who volunteered to be a buddy has the following responsibilities:

  • Act as a mentor to the scholars
  • Provide general career advice and tips
  • Assistance in drafting CVs and provide interview tips
  • Regular meetings with the scholars to assess any issues with regards to their studies

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