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Our Contribution to Society: Health, Education, Culture and Environment

At usbbank we consider as our duty and responsibility the contribution to the society and the investment in fields that will have a positive impact in the quality of life of our customers, our people and all Cypriot citizens.

Our Bank has set as a goal to contribute to our society in the fields of Health, Education, Culture and Environmental Protection.

We sponsor activities that are related to the support and relief of people with diseases, we take part in fundraising and awareness campaigns, charity events and voluntary blood donation. We try to support children and young people by our participation in events related to children and through education of young people against drugs.

Our effort is to support initiatives regarding arts, cultural heritage and civilisation.
Environment and its protection are of prime importance and a great challenge for us. Our effort is to support and promote environmentally friendly actions.

Social Contribution and Health
Within our Social Corporate Responsibility Strategy , usbbank supports Europa Donna Cyprus in the fight against Breast Cancer. October has been established as the month of international awareness campaign thus usbbank has supported and contributed as a major sponsor in the 2009 campaign of Europa Donna Cyprus with the main slogan ‘Don’t turn your back to breast cancer’. The target of the campaign’s events and activities is to inform about the importance of early diagnosis.

Breast cancer is the most widely spread cancer in women especially after the age of 40 and it is the first cause of death amongst women in Europe. It affects 1 in 9 women and a small percentage of men in our country.

Furthermore, every year the Bank contributes and takes part in the fundraising and awareness campaign of Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients . It contributes to the annual fundraising campaign of the Cyprus Red Cross ‘From Door To Door’ for the achiement of its social objectives. The Bank staff participates in the fundraising campaigns, charity events, and voluntary blood donations.

Contribution to Education and young people
We are actively involved in the education of young people against drugs , in the creation of centres for youngsters and in the organisation or participation of activities for the children.

Contribution to Culture
Our effort is to support initiatives regarding arts, cultural heritage and civilisation. We sponsor cultural activities and participate in events such as musical, theatrical and other art events. During 2009 usbbank was the major sponsor of two theatrical plays from Athens that took place in Cyprus and of the Concert of the greek singer Yiannis Kotsiras that took place in Paphos as part of the organised annual opera nights.

Environmental Protection
Environment and its protection are of prime importance and a great challenge for us. Our effort is to consistently support and promote environmentally friendly actions . We sponsor educational programmes for environmental protection and activities that are associated with the protection of environment like the development of recycling centres and the organisation of voluntary tree planting days.

During our day to day operations, we have programmes and procedures for the protection of environment such as paper recycling, paper usage reduction programmes through electronic filing and communication.

Corporate Social Responsibility will continue to be an integral part of our Strategy in the years to come. We still have more to do and offer to the society in which we live. This is our commitment to our customers, our staff, our shareholders and the public in general.