As the UK subsidiary of a major Israeli bank we support a large number of charities that help wider communities in which we operate as well as Britain’s Jewish and Israeli community.
During 2016 the Bank has been supporting central London homelessness charity, The Connection. Every Thursday, members of the Bank’s team volunteer at the charity’s base serving a hot breakfast to homeless people.
The Connection, helps thousands of homeless people every year to stay off London’s streets. It provides a range of specialist services, all under one roof, to help people address their homelessness and re-enter society and live ‘normally’ again.
As well as regular volunteering work, staff at the Bank also raised money for the charity with events such a bake sale and donation of business clothes.
Bank Leumi (UK) CEO, Eli Katzav, spent a morning at The Connection in December,
“The time I spent at the charity’s base was incredibly rewarding” he said “It gave me the opportunity to meet some of the people who are experiencing really challenging times in their lives currently, but are hoping to maximise the support provided by The Connection to turn their lives around.”
We also believe that sustainability is part of the community so, as well as supporting the Leumi Group’s global sustainability endeavours, we should look for ways to minimise our impact by using local and ethical suppliers. For example, this year the Bank started to use Fruitful Office as its supplier of fruit for staff. The company plants one fruit tree for every basket it delivers.