Our CSR Philosophy

As a leader in Saint Lucia’s financial services sector, Bank of Saint Lucia takes its philanthropic duty to the communities in which we serve very seriously. Our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy guided by the ISO 26000 a voluntary International Standard on social responsibility.It is a philosophy which encompasses a perspective driven by the core values and articulates our commitment to the overall sustainable development of our people, our communities and the environment. We are committed to being a catalyst for national development and to creating meaningful change in the communities we service through the execution of initiatives which include financial literacy, youth development and deep community involvement.

 

Our aim as the largest indigenous bank is to ensure that we contribute to the economic and social development of Saint Lucia. Thus, we have embarked on a series of programmes guided by our Corporate Social Responsibility policy entitled “Enriching Lives”. We view this policy as the blueprint for a structured approach towards the development of our people and by extension our country. The Corporate Social Responsibility Policy has seven areas:


  1. People development  and stakeholder relations
  2. Enterprise and Economic development 
  3. Business standards and corporate governance
  4. Health promotion
  5. Education and Leadership
  6. Human disaster relief
  7. Environmental conservation and sustainable development

 

With these areas in mind, we have focused our involvement in four-value statements, which we believe will redound to the benefit of all:


  1. Influence the improvement of literacy, with emphasis on adult and financial education.
  2. Positively influence youth development through education and sports.
  3. Encourage responsible environmental practices.
  4. Enhance stakeholder relations by demonstrating visible involvement of subsidiaries in community-based initiatives.

 

Bank of Saint Lucia has sustained its social commitment to improving the lives of all Saint Lucians and this has not gone unnoticed, as the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank has awarded it the Best Corporate Citizen twice. Its predecessor the National Commercial Bank was also a winner of this most coveted award. The ECCB award is prestigious in that it all the banks in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union are giving the opportunity to compete for this prize. We have also won prizes from the Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture.

 

2012 Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Awards
Best Corporate Citizen: Overall Winner - Bank of Saint Lucia Ltd.

2011
 

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Awards
Good Corporate Citizen: Educational and Cultural Development

2010
 
Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Awards
Best Corporate Citizen Overall Winner - Bank of Saint Lucia Ltd.
2009

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Awards
Good Corporate Citizen: Educational Development and Financial Education & Empowerment

2008

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Awards
Best Corporate Citizen Overall winner- Bank of Saint Lucia

2007

Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture
Banking Institution of the Year

2007

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Awards
Good Corporate Citizen: Sports and Cultural Development

2004

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Awards
Good Corporate Citizen: Community Development and Environmental Awareness

2003

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Awards
Good Corporate Citizen: Community Development

1997

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Awards
Best Corporate Citizen Overall Winner - National Commercial Bank of Saint Lucia

1998

Test Awards
Best Corporate Citizen Overall Winner - National Commercial Bank of Saint Lucia