We demonstrate our responsibility for the broader and local social environments in which we work and live through donations, sponsorships and inclusion in the local environments. The values to which we are committed in our core activity allow us to pursue our mission of long-term partnerships, security and responsibility. We are committed to good mutual relationships and help those who encounter obstacles in life. We promote the development and functioning of various associations, and support the organisation of events.
To mark the New Year, we make a substantial humanitarian donation to a selected healthcare institution, and make donations to various institutions in local environments when opening new branches.
We also earmark a portion of funds to sporting, cultural and educational activities.
In 2003 the bank began a collection of the artworks by Slovenian painters. The collection is the result of our belief that high-quality works of art are synonymous with Abanka’s successful work and overall image. The aforementioned works of art represent aesthetically effective enhancements to the bank’s premises, while their purchase is a sound and high-quality investment in the future of the bank and in contemporary Slovenian art.
Business premises and branches adorned with paintings speak highly of the bank’s values. Those paintings are on display at all times for viewing by visitors and the users of Abanka’s services.
Abanka becomes general sponsor of ZRC SAZU
Sponsorship and donations are one of the ways in which a firm can demonstrate its sense of responsibility to its environment. At Abanka we have taken a decision to better target our sponsorship and donations, and have therefore adopted a sponsorship strategy focusing on supporting knowledge. Under the slogan of We support knowledge, Abanka has become the general sponsor of the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU).
The ZRC SAZU brings together numerous renowned scientists, who under the aegis of the centre undertake research at institutes within the framework of national research programmes, national basic research projects, international projects and centres of excellence. With our support, the centre will find it easier to realise certain research programmes that were under threat after the recent changes in government funding.
The first high-profile major project that we have supported is the Fran.si portal. The portal combines dictionaries and Slovene language resources created at the Fran Ramovš Institute of the Slovenian Language at the ZRC SAZU with dictionaries obtained in digital form during work at the aforementioned institute.
The purpose of the portal is to provide access free-of-charge to dictionary information for the widest possible circle of users. In the few years since its launch Fran.si has become an indispensable resource of dictionary information for a very wide audience, which is confirmed by the exceptional hit rate for the portal: since October 2014 almost 32 million searches have been made on it. Another equally impressive piece of evidence of its importance and popularity is the prize awarded to the creator and editor of the portal, Dr Kozma Ahačič, who was chosen as Delo’s person of the year for 2017.
Through this support for science and knowledge, Abanka has taken another step forward in its journey of social responsibility.