UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group, as part of an international group, is convinced that modern business plays an important role in society. For many years, the bank has been carrying out a number of social projects aimed at supporting various people - both children and adults - who particularly need help and support.
As an active member of society, the bank contributes to a better future: it supports programs aimed at the development of education, encourages a healthy lifestyle, cooperates with charitable foundations and organizations.
All UKRSIBBANK projects are long-term stories in which we involve both our employees and customers.
Since 2009, UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group and the All-Ukrainian Charity Organization «Down Syndrome» have been drawing society’s attention to the needs of people with Down syndrome.
Every year, the bank holds a special promotion – «Silver coin», and for three months, together with its clients, it collects funds for projects that significantly contribute to the development of people with Down syndrome. During this time, with the support of our customers, we managed to raise funds for the implementation of significant projects, in particular, equipping the specialized Centre for early learning of children with Down syndrome, distribution of programs for the development of speech and reading skills, seminars and comprehensive diagnostics, counseling of children and parents, printing of specialized literature, grants for the implementation of regional inclusion projects to improve the quality of life of people with Down syndrome.
A special «Silver coin» bank’s charitable payment card, which can be ordered by every client of the bank, is part of the project to support people with Down syndrome. Every quarter, UKRSIBBANK transfers a contribution from its own funds to the bank account of the «Down Syndrome» organization as clients actively use this card.
Moreover, UKRSIBBANK has been supporting the Lots Of Socks campaign for the World Down Syndrome Day for many years in a row. On March 21, bank employees wear bright odd socks as a symbol of an extra chromosome, drawing attention to special people. Moreover, employees buy colourful socks symbolizing the extra pair of chromosomes and express their tolerance and support for people with Down syndrome. All proceeds from sales are transferred to support specialized charitable funds that help parents and inclusive educators.
Move Into Life
Since 2013, UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group has supported the Move Into Life project of the Likar. Infund International Charitable Foundation , which is aimed at supporting children with disorders of the central nervous system and musculoskeletal system.
UKRSIBBANK believes that big success is made up of small achievements. Thanks to the bank’s regular support, children with cerebral palsy undergo rehabilitation courses in an international rehabilitation centre equipped with modern diagnostic and rehabilitation equipment, in Truskavets, Lviv, Kyiv, as well as hippotherapy courses. This effectively helps children on their way to free movement and overcoming the disease. And no matter how small, the success of each child under our care – the first word spoken, the first step taken – is a real breakthrough.
World by Touch - publishing of books in Braille
UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group joined the World by Touch charity program in 2016. Since then, the bank has been supporting the printing of books in Braille, including: «The Alphabet», «Puss in Boots», «Health and Safety», «100% Boy», «100% Girl», «Knights of Clean Planets», «Natural Phenomena», «Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets».
In 2021, the bank won the UN Global Compact Partnership for Sustainable Development – 2021 contest in the «Society» category. The bank was selected from among 23 finalists for its contribution to creating learning and development opportunities for visually impaired children.
The bank was awarded for the implementation of the Seeing the Invisible project within the World by Touch charitable program, as well as for providing the children and other visually impaired people with modern books. Thus, as part of the project, 500 copies of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. Rowling in five volumes were printed in Braille.
The publication was distributed among 25 libraries and educational institutions for children with visual impairments. In addition, the bank financed audio descriptions for the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets movie, which helps reproducing the plot of the video series through the audio description for children.
Mathematics summer school for schoolchildren
UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group pays great attention to the development of talents of the younger generation. In particular, the development of young mathematical talents together with the Athena charity fund. Since 2016, UKRSIBBANK has been supporting the All-Ukrainian Summer School of Mathematics at the Ukrainian Physics and Mathematics Lyceum of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University. This allows talented children to improve their knowledge of mathematics and spend the holidays productively.
In addition, in 2019, UKRSIBBANK became a partner of the European Girl’s Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), which was held in Ukraine for the first time under the patronage of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and with the assistance of the Junior Academy of Sciences.
«I will be your friend» – the great Master’s quote aptly emphasizes UKRSIBBANK’s warm relationship with the Mykhaylo Bulgakov Literary Memorial Museum, which preserves secrets and stories from the life of the outstanding writer.
The bank shares the values that the museum lives by – the preservation of cultural heritage for future generations. The long-term friendship since 2008 has become the basis for a number of philanthropic projects. With the joint efforts of the employees of the museum and the bank, a unique archive of authentic letters of the Master and photographs with autographs belonging to the writer’s sister Nadiia and her daughter Olena Zemska was returned to the house number 13 on Andriivskyi Uzviz.
The bank became a partner in the organization of the House As a Mailbox exhibition – a cultural exploration of the epistolary heritage and the atmosphere of the time using the example of the life of one house. The courtyard was renovated with the support of the bank. In addition, based on the documents and materials dedicated to the stories surrounding the house and the life of the Bulgakov family, unique books «Mikhail Bulgakov. Kyiv Echo» and «Bulgakov House» were published.
UKRSIBBANK is a permanent partner in holding creative evenings at the museum – Jour fixes. These are musical concerts, walks through the «mystical space» of the Master’s house, tea parties on the famous veranda, to which the bank constantly invites its clients and partners.
Promoting the Development of Medicine
For many years, UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group has been striving to provide opportunities to ensure healthcare accessibility for Ukrainians. The bank supports the Promoting the Development of Medicine international charity fund . Due to this, medical consulting by mobile medical teams for the citizens was arranged in the villages.
In addition, during the Covid-19 pandemic, UKRSIBBANK provided financial assistance for the purchase of necessary medical supplies for almost 80 hospitals from the list approved by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine to accommodate COVID-19 patients in various cities of Ukraine.
With the allocated funds, the bank purchased: biosecurity suits (waterproof), FFP3 and FFP2 respirators, gloves, protective overalls, protective boots, protective masks, glasses, hand antiseptics, liquid soap, as well as other basic necessities for the protection of doctors and medical supplies.
All materials were purchased with the help of the charitable funds Promoting the Development of Medicine and Likar.Infund.
It should be noted that at the international level, BNP Paribas being the main shareholder of UKRSIBBANK allocated 1 million euros for the program of COVID-19 research and the development of a vaccine by the Institut Pasteur, France. Moreover, to step up support in the context of the health crisis, BNP Paribas has launched an emergency plan and committed to provide €50 million as a contribution to the implementation of the plan of action against COVID-19 in more than 30 countries, which includes local support for hospitals, vulnerable population and youth.
Support for children from orphanages and boarding schools
Every year on the eve of UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group’s birthday and the New Year’s eve, the bank’s employees give gifts to those who especially need it – children from boarding schools and orphanages. For many employees of UKRSIBBANK sharing the joy of the company’s birthday and the New Year’s Become a Magician promotion has already become a good tradition – to rejoice and take care not only of your friends, colleagues, relatives and loved ones, but also to fulfil the dreams of children from boarding schools and orphanages in Ukraine.
Support for women
As part of the international financial group BNP Paribas UKRSIBBANK is an active promoter of gender equality and supports women in their pursuit of development. In 2020, UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group signed the Declaration for Gender Equality and Prevention of Domestic Violence in support of UN Sustainable Development Goals No.5 Gender Equality and No. 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth. The bank is a partner of the We Are Near and Matusi charitable foundations and promotes the initiative of supporting women in crisis situations and providing opportunities for professional development.
The funds – partners of UKRSIBBANK
BNP Paribas Group in charity projects: Down Syndrome All-Ukrainian Parents Organisation, Promoting the Development of Medicine International Charity Fund, Likar.Infund International Charity Foundation, the Fund of Children’s and Youth Rugby Development in Ukraine, Future Health Charitable Foundation, Athena Charitable Foundation, M. Bulgakov Museum Charitable Foundation, Ronald McDonald House of Charities Ukraine, Ambassador of Goodwill Charity Foundation, We Are Near Charitable Fund.