And we’re not just talking about making a financial contribution – it goes way beyond that.
For many projects, time is crucial, so we make sure our employees have flexibility during their working week to put their skills and expertise to good use by volunteering locally.
In 2016, more than 63% of our colleagues supported our local communities through volunteering or fundraising, helping to support vital projects and raise over £2.4m for charities.
Helping our communities achieve the next step in their journey
We’re only too aware of the challenges faced by our local communities around the world.
We are committed to supporting millions of people to get into work and develop the skills they need to build a better future for themselves and society. The more we can support others, the stronger our business will be. For example, through our partnership with The Prince’s Trust in the UK we are supporting young people into education, employment or training.
Across our business we are also supporting communities, small businesses and customers by providing better access to digital services and financial tools. For example, in the UK we support SMEs to take payments on the go using Barclaycard Anywhere, a contactless payment terminal.