GIB in the community
GIB has an enduring commitment to the GCC banking industry and the communities in which it operates, supporting a range of sustainable development programmes and local initiatives. In 2015, GIB has taken a further step, by launching a new community programme for a more targeted audience and a wider community related themes. Our new corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme "WAGIB" emphasises themes with long-term positive results. These involve, youth and career development, women’s empowerment, health awareness and economic development.
A cornerstone of our CSR strategy is our Young Professional Development Programme, initiated in 2013, which provides career development opportunities for young GCC nationals. This programme, has played a major role in strengthening the Bank’s reputation as an ‘employer-of-choice’ in the regional banking industry.
GIB cares about health awareness, involving staff in events such as World Health Day, Blood Drive campaigns, breast cancer awareness and Movember (to create awareness on male cancer issues). GIB also regularly sponsors Women empowerment programmes such as the Exhibition for Women and Labour, held under the patronage of Her Royal Highness, Princess Sabeeka bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King and President of the Supreme Council for Women.
GIB's success depends in large part on its employees. As a result, we focus our energy on attracting and retaining talented individuals and encourage their growth and development. We work hard to achieve an environment in which individual and team efforts are recognised, and where employees are inspired to be a part of our organisation. This includes numerous training, learning and development opportunities at each step along an employee's career path, as well as initiatives such as 'Parent's Day,' where staff bring their children to the office.
GIB sponsors worthy charities and causes in its base country, the Kingdom of Bahrain, whenever the right opportunities arise. These include, but are not limited to, the Bahrain Down Syndrome Society, the annual Bahrain Marathon Relay, organised by the Bahrain Round Table in association with the Bahrain Athletics Association, and the Bahrain raft Race, held by the Rotary Club of Salmaniya.