A company’s social commitment is particularly credible when it is actively supported by its employees. For many years, Deutsche Bank has systematically supported employee engagement activities. Around the world, our employees tackle tasks in their local communities and volunteer in numerous programs as mentors. Deutschbankers also advance projects with expert knowledge, offer new ideas to community organizations and coach leaders of social enterprises.
Americas, New York –
Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
On October 26, Jacques Brand, CEO of Deutsche Bank North America and GEC member, hosted a day of service to mark the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy: forty employees volunteered in Coney Island, an area of New York City which received massive damage when the storm hit the island in October 2012.
“I am so proud to see the teamwork and spirit that came out of today and how incredibly committed Deutsche Bank employees were to making a positive impact at every one of these projects.”
1,904employees volunteered for 330 projects
The homeowner, a Brooklyn native, had not yet been able to move back into his home due to storm damage.
Another group of volunteers helped with a landscaping project on the grounds of a low-income housing co-op.
United Kingdom –
sporteducate: teaching skills for school and life
In partnership with Sported, Deutsche Bank launched sporteducate. The program combines playing sport with education to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to stay in school and go on to further education, training and employment. To make this possible, Deutsche Bank volunteers support 33 grass roots community sports clubs in London over four years with training and management support.
“Helping young people fulfill their potential and find who they were Born to Be is at the heart of our corporate citizenship strategy.”
United Kingdom and Ireland
935days of volunteering for 179 partner organizations
Asia Pacific –
10 years, 10,000 Hands
Under the motto 10 years, 10,000 hands, Deutsche Bank employees in Asia celebrated the ten year anniversary of the Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation with an impressive show of social commitment. In total, more than 3,900 of them spent 17,185 hours on 125 projects.
4,862volunteers supported 365 social initiatives
Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Habitat for Humanity
Back to School
Little Olive Child Foundation
Planting trees,creating water
This year, Deutsche Bank employees once again worked together with Trinkwasserwald e.V. to protect local forests. More than 3,400 of them have exchanged suit and tie for rubber boots since the start of the cooperation in 2010 and planted 45,000 trees in an area stretching across 14 hectares. This way, healthy forests can produce ground and drinking water – up to an additional 11 million liters a year.
“The impressive teamwork the project produced has shown me how people from different walks of life can achieve extraordinary things by working together hand-in-hand.”
66,159volunteering hours for 1,026 non-profit organizations
Middle East North Africa –
Gift bags for school children
On two days in December, employees of Deutsche Bank in the UAE came together to pack 950 gift bags for the Little Flower English School in Deira, a district of Dubai, where they went to children aged 3 to 12. Moreover, the employees donated half of their End of Year raffle proceeds to the school, which will invest it into much-needed infrastructure work.
Middle East North Africa
49employees achieved 60 days of volunteering activities
South Africa, Johannesburg –
Support for pre-scholars
In Johannesburg, employees of Deutsche Bank South Africa have actively supported Mother Touch, a pre-school for children aged 0 to 6. The school provides quality education to approximately 120 disadvantaged children of the city and also provides them with two nutritious meals during school time, which for most of them is the only meal they receive all day.
“Our ultimate aim is to get the school to become self-sufficient, but this will take time.”
185hours were volunteered by employees for social initiatives
Riaan Visser, Deutsche Bank employee, who volunteers as coach for finance at Mother Touch visits the school.
Through the support of volunteers like Riaan Visser, the school in the impoverished Diepsloot community can help to provide educational services to children.