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Commitment to Safeguarding Human Rights

Piraeus Bank has adopted the principles of the UN Global Compact and the Declaration of Human Rights. We apply equal opportunity principles to all our actions and we are opposed to any form of discrimination, inequality or human rights violation while, at the same time, we recognize and promote diversity. In addition, all of the Bank’s policies, procedures and human resource management practices are governed by respect for human rights.

The Piraeus Bank Group is opposed to:

  • Any form of distinction
  • Any form of unequal treatment
  • Any form of bullying or mobbing behavior
  • Any form of violation of human rights

Aiming to sensitize all employees of the Group, regarding human rights, Piraeus Bank Group provides:

  • The “Human Rights” e-learning training program, which is available to all Group employees in Greece and abroad
  • A separate course in the curriculum of the Management Academy

Piraeus Bank Group, in order to strengthen communication with all employees on human rights issues:

  • Has developed a human rights policy & procedure for complaints, regarding the safeguarding of human rights, which is reviewed at regular intervals, based on the developments in the legal framework
  • Has implemented different communication channels including Intranet, through which employees can raise issues of concern to them regarding human rights in the workplace and receive guidance by the specialized partners

Promoting Equal Opportunities for Career Development


Piraeus Bank applies an equal opportunities policy with clear orientation towards effectively and continuously developing its people. It offers opportunities to new managers to develop and get promoted, hierarchically covering positions that arise mainly from retirement. The same policy is applied to Group subsidiaries abroad.

Employability


Piraeus Bank Group ensures that its people continually enhance their skills and dynamics by means of specialized programs and employment opportunities thus securing and promoting their employability.

Through rotation programs, the Bank ensures the facilitation of its people reassignments according to company needs while at the same time strengthening their comprehensive understanding of the financial sector.

Volunteerism

Piraeus Bank Group, recognizing the important contribution and impact of every employee in the promotion of social well being and the support of vulnerable social groups through volunteer work, has established volunteerism in PBG as one of the main focus areas of Social Responsibility.

Our goal is, through volunteerism in the workplace, to enhance the Group’s vision, by encouraging our employees to actively participate in volunteer actions, thus contributing to the social well being. We also aim to involve our employees in the process of identifying social needs and developing subsequent volunteer actions.

Piraeus Bank Group has recognized the importance of encouragement towards voluntarism, as part of its Social Responsibility Strategy.

In this context, every year organized actions are taken place, based in 6 distinctive axes:
  • Contribution to society
  • Empowerment of youth entrepreneurship
  • Protection of the environment
  • Promotion of "fair play".
  • Blood Donation
  • Cultural awareness

2013 Piraeus Bank Group’s voluntary print

2013 … We all together acted positively for the community and achieved significant results during the last year…

Recognizing how important it can be to help everyone in our society, Piraeus Bank Group has sought to promote the spirit of volunteering within the Group.

Thus, 90 voluntary actions, with the contribution and active participation of our employees, were actualized during 2013 and focused on:

  • Society through the participation in the project selected N.G.Os’.
  • Vulnerable groups’ needs (children, young people and families)
  • Teenagers’ skills and knowledge strengthening, as well as the emergence and development of future leaders through supportive programs of youth entrepreneurship.
  • Fair play, through the employees’ participation to charity races of corporate spirit.
  • Contribution to environment and culture through synergies with Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation.

Especially during 2013, 3.821 employees contributed to different voluntary actions of Piraeus Bank Group, by offering goods, helping vulnerable groups and participating to environmental actions. Others motivated their collaborators to take part to actions which benefited 8.400 persons and 30 institutions.

Each and all of us constitute the socially responsible Piraeus Bank Group!