AHRI Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Beyond Bank Australia

Beyond Bank Australia

Beyond Bank Australia is one of Australia’s largest customer owned banks – servicing over 200,000 customers and with operations across Australia. In 2016, they wanted to think differently about corporate social responsibility, and do some “out of the box things”. They wanted to involve their people, customers and communities so that everyone benefited. They coined the catch phrase “doing good by doing good” and the 'B for Good' program was born.

The 'B for Good' program takes a multi-faceted approach to CSR and includes the following initiatives:

  • Ingraining sustainability principles within BBA
  • Measuring and reducing social and environmental impact
  • Recycling and reduction of greenhouse gases
  • Provision of community entrepreneur grants
  • Partnering agreements with 3,500+ community organisations
  • Two employee paid volunteering days per year
  • More than Money school program
  • Three employee work-life balance days per year
  • Commitment to B-corporation standards

Outcomes include:

  • $180,000+ provided in entrepreneur grants
  • 10,000+ community hours eligible to be volunteered by BBA employees
  • $2.1m investment to community groups
  • 11,000+ students participated in financial literacy program
  • 73 per cent of employees stated that BBA is socially responsible
  • 13,200+ working hours for employees’ work-life balance
  • Awarded best Financial Institution in Corporate Social Responsibility

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