On the International Day of Disabled Persons, the employees of the largest metropolitan branches of Raiffeisenbank put on white ribbons in support of those people who are in a difficult situation.
It is important to note that the work of Raiffeisenbank is based on a clear understanding of its corporate social responsibility towards society. Traditionally the bank has focused its charitable work on helping people with disabilities of all ages.
«We decided to support the initiative of the Chairman of the Federation Council of Russia, Sergey Mironov, and suggested to our employees that they wear white ribbons on 3 December, as we are aware that we must make an effort to help make the lives of people with disabilities normal, so that they feel comfortable in their surrounding social environment,» said Pavel Gurin, the CEO of Raiffeisenbank.
By taking part in this campaign, the bank’s team emphasized that Russian people with disabilities are not alone, even those closed off in their families and flats. With white ribbons, we expressed our solidarity with those who have to put in more effort in order to achieve their goals in life. We are aware that this category of people need moral support no less than material support.
ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Raiffeisenbank ranks 9th among the Russian banks in terms of assets, based on Q3/2010 results (Interfax-CEA). According to the same Interfax-CEA data, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 6th in terms of private deposits and 8th with regard to consumer lending.
Raiffeisen Bank International AG regards both Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. In CEE, RBI operates an extensive network of subsidiary banks, leasing companies and a range of other specialised financial service providers in 17 markets. More than 59,000 employees service about 15 million customers through around 3,000 business outlets, the great majority of which are located in CEE. RBI is the only Austrian bank with a presence in both the world’s financial centres and in Asia, the group’s further geographical area of focus. Raiffeisen Bank International is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich AG (RZB). RZB indirectly owns around 78.5 per cent of the common stock, which is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange; the remainder is in free float. RZB is the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the country’s largest banking group, and serves as the group head office of the entire RZB Group, including RBI.