UniCredit Bank is committed to sustainable business in its day-to-day activities. We believe that sustainable banking means economic, social and environmental responsibility in the process of decision-making and development of our long-term strategy. This implies our constant commitment to understanding stakeholders’ expectations, creating long-lasting values, supporting economic development and areas of our activity, and finally to finding viable solutions which will simultaneously satisfy the needs of various stakeholders.
UniCredit Group was among pioneers when its comes to sustainability, so that today we are proud to have a ten-year experience in this field. Thanks to continuing investments, we achieved significant results, which provided us with a distinguished position.
Within our environmental strategy, which we call ˝For an ECO Life˝, we implemented numerous initiatives of environmental protection, striving to improve the quality of life for every citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As a tradition, we take part in the global initiative – Earth Hour – by turning off the lights in our Mostar and Sarajevo headquarters for one hour. We implemented a large-scale campaign of replacing hard-copy account statements by e-mail ones, where for each replaced statement the bank donated funds to the Afforestation Project in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This way we planted 5,000 trees on Makljen Mountain, Prozor – Rama Municipality, the location selected by our Facebook fans. In cooperation with RSG Group, we organised a project „Let’s Beautify Our City“, and we arranged two playgrounds for children in Sarajevo, a park and school yard in Mostar. Throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina, we organised a series of photograph exhibitions, storytelling and lectures about rich tradition and culture of B&H people and its natural beauties in order to expose it to as many visitors as possible, while communicating the necessity of preserving unique beauty of B&H nature and tradition. We support energy efficiency projects and finance renewable energy sources.
We take care about our environment and strive to improve it, while trying to raise environmental awareness of citizens in the local community. Commitment to environmental protection will remain one of our top priorities.
UniCredit continues its successful cooperation with Open Fun Football Schools and confirms its commitment to the local community. UniCredit, one UEFA Champions League sponsors, takes an active role in organising and implementing this humanitarian and sport project, which has been active for several years in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in particular for integration of children with various nationality backgrounds.
Each year, football schools are organised throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina based on the principle of bringing together towns and municipalities. Participants of this festival of play and fun include boys and girls between 6 and 14 years of age, which are trained by specially educated leaders and trainers.
Each year, UniCredit Bank in cooperation with the Open Fun Football Schools (CCPA), and with the support of other sponsors, has been organising event for children "Mini Champions". This festival of sport takes place on the same day of playing the final match of UEFA Champions League.
This great sport event for children is organised under direct sponsorship UEFA.
"Mini Champions" are organised in 18 Fun Football stations installed on urban squares. Over 100 trainers and assistants work with children and organise children football plays at each station. All children wear T-shirts in the colours and names of the Champion League finalists, while all stations function in the spirit of UEFA competition, cheering, fair play and mutual respect.
Apart from playing football, various creative and educational workshops for children are organised - baby, art and music workshops, as well as workshops related to football, environment protection, healthy diet, traffic safety for children and fair cheering.
"Mini Champions" event was held in Sarajevo in 2011, Mostar in 2012, Banja Luka in 2013, Tuzla in 2014, Zenica in 2015 and Bihać in 2016.