BNP Paribas announced on June 27 that it has held its 12th annual charity bazaar at the Beautiful Store (Anguk Branch) – a non-profit orgnisation and charity shop dedicated to promoting environmental awareness by collecting donations of used or worn-out items and selling them to raise money for charity.
The charity bazaar – taking place for the 12th consecutive year since 2011 – is jointly organised by BNP Paribas Seoul Branch, BNP Paribas Securities Korea and BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance as part of the BNP Paribas Group’s ongoing efforts to support the underprivileged in local communities the bank operates in.
To promote the awareness of environmental protection, BNP Paribas employees donated second-hand goods including clothes, toys, books and shoes for sale at the charity bazaar. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit underprivileged children at the children’s welfare centres. BNP Paribas employees also took active parts by supporting the bazaar as volunteers.
Philippe Noirot, Territory Head of BNP Paribas South Korea, said: “We are glad to contribute to the preservation of the environment and help the local community through BNP Paribas’ charity bazaar – where employees actively participated as volunteers; and donated pre-loved items for sale to raise money. As the bank for a changing world, we feel strongly about enhancing awareness and supporting causes and that benefit the environment and society. We will also strive to be the leader in ESG management by implementing activities that contribute towards positive development of the environment and community at large.”
BNP Paribas is also currently organising various charity events as part of its annual fund raising campaign to raise funds from employees’ donations. All funds raised from the campaign will be donated to “The Beautiful Store” to support the underprivileged children at the children’s welfare centres.