Security Bank’s commitment to service is embodied by the work it has done beyond banking to enrich lives and build communities. In response to the pandemic, Security Bank dedicated its 69th year to partnerships and initiatives that help fight COVID-19. It launched its #GetBetter Corporate Social Responsibility campaign to support medical institutions, local businesses, students, and families.
For this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, the Bank chose to set aside its annual celebration to focus on giving back and helping the community. Clients and business partners were invited to take part in a much more meaningful project, a donation drive where they were able to choose the organization that they want to help.
At the core of this initiative is the Bank’s BetterBanking promise, which meant taking steps to ensure the well-being of employees, customers, and communities especially during a global crisis.
“Putting people at the heart of the business is not only important for us – it’s also necessary. We are always proactively looking for opportunities that enrich and save lives. It was a unanimous decision to reallocate our mooncake and gift funds to COVID-19 relief efforts. We are grateful for the continued support of our clients and partners. This goes to show that we are one in overcoming this crisis,” said Security Bank President & CEO Sanjiv Vohra.
The donation drive will fund 1,300 reusable isolation gowns and 2,263 N95 masks for the frontliners and healthcare workers assigned to the different molecular laboratories of the Philippine Red Cross. The project will also provide additional funding for Manila HealthTek, pioneer of the locally made test kits, enabling them to purchase an RNA extraction machine for the DLSU Medical Center (DLSUMC), which will increase the testing capacity of DLSUMC from 400-500 tests a day to 1,000 tests per day. Aside from DLSUMC, public hospital beneficiaries will also receive PHP 400,000 worth of COVID-19 detection RT-PCR kits and RNA extraction kits.
In keeping with the Bank’s education advocacy, 120 children of Security Bank’s frontline service providers such as messengers, security staff, and maintenance & agency personnel also received support as the project also funded the Bank’s Regalo Mo, Kinabukasan Ko scholarship program.
Security Bank is one with the nation in striving to overcome this pandemic.