In 2020, one of the Company’s priorities was to support medical workers struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company launched the „Give lunch to a medic” program. It is a grassroots initiative which provides support for the medical personnel of the Wolski Hospital. It was also a way of supporting two local restaurants, for whom the project meant ensuring the continuity of business. Nearly 150 employees decided to donate their BenefitLuch lunch cards to medics. As a result, medical workers received over 7,500 meals from two local restaurants, the value of which was c. PLN 150,000.
True to tradition, the Company took part in the “Noble Gift” campaign, coordinated in the BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A. Capital Group by the BNP Paribas Foundation. Over 300 volunteers from the Company prepared nine packages for families in need. The value of the parcels amounted to PLN 30 thousand, and each parcel received PLN 1,000 of support from the company.
As part of the „Back to School” program, the Company’s volunteers collected several dozen books and several hundred stationary items for the student-patients of the Children’s Memorial Health Institute and for the charges of the “Centruś” Association at a local primary school.
The Company’s employees also carried out a winter collection of food, blankets, dog toys and funds for animals in the care of the “Judyta” Foundation for Puppies. The employees also launched a dog-walking initiative to help the Celestynów shelter for homeless animals. The first, autumn edition of the campaign was attended by over a dozen volunteers who spent a day at the shelter and went on walks with the dogs.
Owing to cooperation with the BNP Paribas Foundation, the employees of BNP Paribas Securities Services implemented five volunteer projects:
- “Work Mum” – online workshops and webinars for mothers returning to the labour market;
- “Tea Service” – food packages for the homeless distributed at the Central Railway Station in Warsaw;
- Food parcels for refugee families under the care of the “Ocalenie” Foundation;
- Support for the World MS Day in cooperation with the Polish Multiple Sclerosis Society;
- „Open Bicycle Workshop” – the establishment of a bicycle repair workshop at the Youth Sociotherapy Center in Łomianki.
In 2020, the Company also supported a Christmas concert of the Warsaw School of Economics. The concert is a cyclical charity event carried out with the help of the Company’s employees and potential job candidates. It is an opportunity to present the Company to future employees – the students. In 2020, the concert was accompanied by the auction of an online mentoring meeting with Andy Crighton, CEO of BNP Paribas Securities Services. Additionally, a Company expert in social media communications conducted two webinars for students.