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The number of people benefiting from the social projects supported by Bankia's Red Solidaria programme has increased by 125%.

The programme promotes integration in the labour market, help for the disabled, local community development and help for the poor and people at risk of social exclusion, among others.
Bankia Comunicación

By Bankia Comunicación

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08 March 2018 - 13:30

  • The bank donated 1.4 million euros to help initiatives carried out by 252 NGOs throughout Spain.
  • Red Solidaria is a Bankia project through which employees who meet their business targets can transform these in aid to social projects chosen by the employees themselves.
  • The programme promotes integration in the labour market, help for the disabled, local community development and help for the poor and people at risk of social exclusion, among others. 

The number of people benefiting from the social projects supported by Bankia's Red Solidaria programme has increased by 125%. In this fifth edition of this solidarity initiative, 167,000 people have received help.

Red Solidaria is a Bankia project which helps social projects of a local nature chosen by employees who have met their business targets. It transforms some of the profits obtained by the bank in direct aid for social projects.

In this fifth edition the bank donated 1.4 million euros to help with initiatives carried out by 252 associations and foundations throughout Spain.

In the five editions held to date, Red Solidaria has backed over 900 social projects, donating over 6 million euros and directly benefiting 400,000 people.

“Red Solidaria is an example of the efforts of the Bankia team, its concern for society and its commitment to our clients and their closest needs and problems. This programme underlines the professionalism of all of us who work at Bankia and our social responsibility. I would also like to thank all the NGOs for the commitment and effectiveness you demonstrate each day in your social work; you are a real example for all of us”, explained the CEO of Bankia, José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, during the event at which the aid was handed over.

David Menéndez, head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Bankia, added that “Red Solidaria enables all the bank's employees to pledge themselves to a local solidarity campaign, an NGO chosen by each team, which we help by meeting our goals. It represents motivation and proximity and is a good example of a company’s sustainability”.

167,000 people helped

The Red Solidaria campaigns in 2017 focused on such diverse areas as integration in the labour market, help for the disabled, local community development and help for the poor and people at risk of social exclusion.

The amount donated by the bank to each NGO varied in line with the degree of compliance of the objectives and fluctuated between 1,500 and 10,000 euros a year.

The contributions made in this edition were thanks to the results obtained by the Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, SMEs, Private Banking, Multi-channel Banking, Legacy, Specialist Businesses and Head Office Services departments. For the second consecutive year, all the bank’s departments and employees were able to take part in choosing a solidarity campaign.

Red Solidaria is increasingly successful. It is present in all the autonomous communities of Spain and in Ceuta, with local projects that are close to each Bankia team.

Autonomous Community Nº  of projects Annual contribution (in euros)
Andalucía 21 129,200
Aragón 6 34,300
Asturias 2 12,700
Baleares 2 15,500
Canarias 14 55,300
Cantabria 3 11,200
Castilla La-Mancha 15 93,700
Castilla y León 17 84,100
Cataluña 27 129,600
Ceuta 1 4,900
Comunitat Valenciana 46 255,900
Extremadura 5 24,600
Galicia 7 42,200
La Rioja 6 39,000
Madrid 69 421,600
Murcia 2 16,600
Navarra 3 19,500
País Vasco 6 42,800
TOTAL 252 1,432,700
Bankia

Bankia builds and strengthens its commitment to society through five areas of social action: housing/emerging poverty, education, employment, local/rural development and disability.

Bankia's focuses its social investment on these priority lines in order to contribute to easing the most pressing needs seen in the current socio-economic environment. Its corporate social responsibility policy is also characterised by relating the bank's social activity to its business, wherever Bankia's employees detect socio-economic problems.

The two hallmarks of Bankia's social action are the involvement of all units of the organisation and of its entire workforce in committing themselves to the social projects supported, and the close engagement sought in each of those projects.

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