KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — The CIMB Foundation today introduced a new policy, Flex4CSR that allows CIMB Group’s staff to take up to a whole month’s paid leave to support any of the foundation’s projects with no impact to their existing tenure and benefits.
CIMB Foundation chief executive officer Datuk Hamidah Naziadin in a statement today said apart from that, employees were also entitled to a half-day leave for every 10 hours spent volunteering.
“These fresh policies are in addition to the foundation’s existing employee-driven corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative called Community Link, which encourages staff from our branches to bid for funding for CSR projects in their respective communities,” she said.
Hamidah added that Flex4CSR, together with CIMB’s other CSR-related policies reflected efforts to further institutionalise the spirit of giving back to society and truly bring to life, the notion of corporate citizenship.
The announcement of the policies was made during the unveiling of the foundation’s refreshed logo and tagline, ‘Empowering Communities, Changing Lives’, which was attended by Hamidah and CIMB Foundation’s trustees.
Also present were CIMB staff, as well as 28 of the foundation-supported athletes who were celebrated for winning six gold medals in squash, one silver medal in wheelchair basketball and one bronze medal in blind football in the recent 2017 SEA Games and Asean Para Games. — Bernama