Bank Leumi (UK) PLC is fully committed to being an active and useful member of all communities it operates in. In this regard, the Bank has always viewed its charitable giving as an aspect of its social responsibility.
We support charities through donations and by organising and hosting fundraising events, thus helping the charities to raise money themselves. We also sponsor charity events, such as dinners, receptions, concerts and festivals. During 2016 we supported the community with more than £40,000 towards various charities. We also organised a number of charity events, leading to many thousands more being raised.
As well as making donations, we believe we should get more involved in the day-to-day work of the causes that we support. As a result, in 2016 we started a new initiative to encourage members of staff to spend time out of the office doing voluntary work for charities supported by the Bank. The initiative has been a great success with almost 200 hours of volunteer time donated to good causes.