Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) represents strategic importance to any business. In discharging its corporate social responsibility, it can be proudly spoken that Awash Bank is the pioneer private bank in understanding a corporate vision that goes beyond the conventional, economically driven business perspectives. Furthermore, though undoubtedly, CSR has become one of the organizational challenges for many business organizations in the past decades, when viewed from the perspective of the growing needs and obligations of sustainability, the Bank has been framing the concept of corporate social responsibility in its corporate business strategic roadmap in the past decades and positively integrated into its core business programs.
To this end, Awash Bank donated to various local charity organizations, international NGOs, and the Government, namely,
1.Drought affected areas of Oromia and somali regions, Birr 60 million.
2.Mekane yesus seminary for floods affected communities, Birr 5 million.
3.SNV Netherlands Development Organization: – Br. 2,000,000.00 (Two Million)
4.Care Ethiopia: Br. 2,000,000.00 (Two Million)
5.DR. Negaso Gidada Foundation: -Br. 1,200,000.00 (One Million Two Hundred Thousand)
6.Ethiopian National Association of the Deaf Blind: – Br. 700,000.00 (Seven Hundred Thousand)
7.Centro Aiuti per I’Ethiopia (The Aid Center for Ethiopia)- Br.2,000,000 (Two Million)
8.Deborah Foundation-Br. 10,000,000.00 (Ten million)
9.Dine for Nation (Gebeta Le Hager) – Birr 30 Million
10.Gebeta le Sheger – Birr 15 Million
11.School feeding program for Addis Ababa School Children – Birr 3 Million.
12.Birr 10 Million to the Corona Virus Control National Committee
13.Addis City Administration Exercise Book Donation worth Birr 7.5 Million
14.Tigray Regional State Development Birr 10 Million
15.Oromia Regional State for rehabilitation of the displaced people in western Wollega, Birr 15 Million
16.Amhara Regional State to eradicate ‘Emboch ’weeds, Birr 10 Million
17.Mot Bekulalit Yibka’ Association, Birr 1.6 Million for purchase of dialysis machine.
18.Gergesenon Mental Health Vulnerable Help Association, Birr 800, 000.00,
19.Hundee Oromo Grass Root Development Initiative, Birr 1 Million,
20.Yewedekutin Ansu Yenadian’ Charity Association, Birr 600,000.00,
21.Gurmu Development Association, Birr 350,000.00
22.Kids Care Community Services, Birr 350,000.00,
23.Society for forest landscape Restoration and Conservation, Birr 300,000.00
24.Jati School Educational Materials donation worth, Birr 200,000.00
25.Donated Birr 12 Million to humanitarian organizations in connection with 25th anniversary of the Bank.
26.Donated over Birr 35 Million to households affected by the internal displacement due to environment and internal boarder conflicts in the Eastern of the Country.
27.Donated funds of over Birr 2 Million to humanitarian organizations engaged in supporting vulnerable.
28.Donated more than Birr 1 Million for Black lion Hospital for critical treatments and healthcare services and purchase of pediatric and other medical equipment.
29.Donated 1 Million Birr for school feeding project, the project being led by Ethiopian First lady to improve the academic performance and keep students in school.
30.Donated food items worth of over Birr 3 Million to households affected by drought.