An integral part of the Leumi Way, Bank Leumi’s ethical code of conduct, is the Bank’s longstanding commitment to playing an active part in the lives of the communities in which it operates.
This goal is primarily achieved by the Bank’s extensive involvement in a large number of activities and projects aimed at promoting issues such as social welfare, health, education and culture and arts.
BLUK shares this commitment and over the course of 2011 the Bank has supported the work of a wide range of charitable organisations dedicated to a variety of causes amongst which are child welfare, the fight against cancer and other serious illnesses and supporting the wounded members of the armed forces to name but a few.
In addition to the Bank’s involvement on a corporate level, BLUK also encourages fundraising initiatives by members of staff. These have included not only the more ‘traditional’ physical challenges such as bike rides and marathons but also the more adventurous sky diving experiences.
The Bank has also initiated the Annual Jewish New Year Drawing Competition, which last year was in aid of the Schneider Children’s Hospital. With over 300 entries, the competition not only raised funds for the hospital but also increased awareness as to the important work it performs.
For 2012, the Bank is planning the third Leumi (UK) bike ride challenge, which this year will be from Budapest to Vienna. Team Leumi will once again come together to raise funds for two chosen charities, details of which will follow in due course.
As before, corporate social responsibility remains a priority in the eyes of the Bank and it will make every effort to ensure its support throughout 2012 and for the future.