In 2016, KBank became the first financial institution to launch such a program, allowing its employees to take one day off a year to take part in voluntary activities, which is not counted as a leave. This project saw tremendous support from some 7,900 staff members, boosting the total hours of good deeds to 42,200, more than double the target of 20,000, plus 9,200 additional hours of voluntary activities undertaken by more than 2,000 invited outsiders.
To this end, KBank continues this project in 2017 with the ambitious target of more
hours than last year, under the “50,000 Chuamong Tham Di Tham Dai" project,
while voluntary activities for a sustainable society and environment are maintained.
Sponsored by KBank at 5,000 Baht per activity, these activities must promote financial
knowledge, savings/spending discipline, making extra income and secure financial
transactions among youth and the general public. The move exhibits KBank's commitment
to strengthening financial sustainability in all segments of society, thereby leading to the
country's economic stability.
Dr. Adit added that KBank aims to achieve sustainable development under three fronts:
the economy, for stable and healthy economic growth; the society, for the well-being of
employees and communities; and the environment, for striking a balance towards leaving
a sustainable environment for the next generation. Examples of these projects include the
“Pho Phan Panya Kamp" (Cultivation of Wisdom Camp), AFTERCLASS, Bachelor's Degree
Scholarships for Nan Youths in Honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri
Sirindhorn, “Rak Pa Nan" (Care for Nan Forest), KBank Officers Caring for Bangkok's
Green Lung project, and the “50,000 Chuamong Tham Di Tham Dai" project. Many
employees are expected to volunteer for the new project, as the Bank aims to advance
total hours under this initiative to 150,000 within 2018.