Foreign Trade Bank of Cambodia (FTB) has continuously been taking part in various corporate social responsibility activities (CSR) in its 40 years of banking operation. As the truly local bank and the first commercial bank in Cambodia since 1979, FTB has implemented various CSR initiatives that have contributed to the sustainable development of the country and had a positive impact on our wider community and society at large. Over the long and proud journey of 40 years, FTB’s consistent effort to drive key CSR activities covers several key aspects which include charitable giving, volunteering hours in the community, and adopting sustainable financing principles and socially responsible business practices. These have been embedded into one of the Bank’s missions which are to operate in a socially responsible manner.
As part of implementing its CSR activities, FTB has annually sponsored and donated funds, both in cash and in-kind, to support various programs and entities across the country. The sponsor and donation, which has been made consistently over the years, include those to the Cambodia Red Cross, Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP)’s Charity Events, Hospitals (like Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital), Cambodian Children’s Funds, and Cambodia Hearing Day (via Raksa Koma Foundation), etc. Internally as part of the FTB’s established practice has been the effort to promote gender equity through the yearly activity to specially mark and celebrate International Women’s Day.
At the same time, FTB has been a continuous and active contributor and sponsor of the International Half-Marathon held twice per year in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and organized by the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC). Another highlighted activity is the opportunity provided to fresh graduates for internships and to sponsor various employment events at different universities such as RUPP, Zaman, University of Puthisastra, National Career Fair, etc. Additionally, FTB had participated in Angkor Songkran held in Siem Reap during the previous Khmer New Year. Another important event supported by FTB is the sponsorship of Royal Ballet dance via Neak Moneang PhatKanhol Foundation (NPKF) to help preserve and promote the conservative efforts. In early 2019, FTB also took part, as one of the sponsors, to support The Financial Literacy Day organized by the National Bank of Cambodia to raise public awareness of the history and importance of the national currency, Khmer Riel (KHR).
In line with one of FTB’s missions to operate in a socially responsible manner, more CSR activities and initiatives are being and will be undertaken, and with that, FTB will continue playing a crucial role as the truly local bank and active contributor to sustainable development of the country and make positive impact to our community.