By Staff Reporter
Standard Bank has been honoured with the Global Business Coalition’s (GCB) Award for Business Excellence for its HIV/Aids workplace programme.
This announcement was made in New York on Tuesday last week, after the bank developed and implemented the most comprehensive HIV/Aids workplace programme in Africa, first introduced in South Africa in 2001.
It is now being implemented in 16 African countries.
“This important international award provides the Standard Bank Group with objective peer feedback and global recognition of the value and impact of its employee programme, as well as of the community initiatives Standard Bank funds and supports,” said Clive Tasker.
He said the programme has increased productivity and reduced costs incurred due to loss or lost time.
Previous winners of the award were Chevron and Unilever.
The bank’s HIV/Aids programme involves an interactive framework of external and internal services, benefits and campaigns managed by the Group’s health department
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