SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Paternity leave, family medical leave, and maternity leave, are only a few of the benefits stated in the Employee Handbook, which scored during last year: Paternity Leave: 350 hours Maternity Leave: 8,190 hours Family Medical Leave: 1,843 hours Ensuring and maintaining uninterrupted daily activities while protecting the safety of employees, equipment and client-sensitive information. The Bank has also assigned Fire Marshalls in all its premises in order to ensure smooth evacuation of the employees and visitors as well as safeguard critical assets, in case of emergency. A fire drill was completed in a record time of 4 minutes with an average of 1 minute per floor/location which is better than the regular average for first drill attempts.
SDGs 13 and 15 : Climate Action and Life on Land
Took urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. Launching of “Carbon Footprint Management” initiative – a key step on the path to a sustainable positive impact on the environment. Banque BEMO was certified as a “Carbon Neutral” organization, following the completion of the “Carbon Footprint Management” project. The project consisted of conducting an assessment and calculation of the greenhouse gas emissions from dayto-day activities by a certified expert. Offsetting of the carbon emissions through an environmental project – the reforestation and restoration of two hectares of Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve forest.