OUR STRONG COMMITMENTS IN SLOVAKIA
Monday 01 February 2021
A snapshot of some of the most important initiatives recently carried out in the market.
Now in its 30th year operating in Slovakia, UniCredit has always acted as a strong and committed supporter of the local community.
UniCredit Bank has helped build the Paediatric Day Oncology Clinic in Kramáre so that children could be at home as much as possible during the most difficult period of cancer treatment. In addition to this, the bank participated in modernising the clinic’s treatment rooms, while also financially supporting children’s charities with the purchase of equipment, reuniting children with their families, rewarding talents and supporting children with different medical conditions.
During the pandemic, in cooperation with the UniCredit Foundation, the bank distributed €180,000 among five hospitals that urgently needed help, primarily to purchase protective equipment for their medical staff in the fight against the Covid-19 virus.
Employees are an integral part of the bank. Some colleagues have been with the bank from its inception in Slovakia in 1991. In its main head office buildings, the bank introduced the Smart Office, a modern office space where employees combine working in office with working from home. The bank offers equal opportunities, supports its teams’ diversity and is a proud recipient of the Top Employers Institute certification as the Best European Employer in 2018 and 2019.
Miroslav Štrokendl, Head of Foreign Branch
“Our bank has always acted as a strong and committed supporter of local communities. In recent years, we have donated more than €1 million to charities and socially responsible activities. We have always been a role model in dealing with tax-relief mechanisms, while always demonstrating strong employee commitment and engagement from all our Group colleagues in Slovakia.”