Banque Libano-Francaise is proud to be selected as a Lebanese case study highlighting the results of the Social Responsibility MENA project
on the uptake and use of ISO 26000 on social responsibility within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions.
The project was implemented from 2011 until 2014 targeting 8 pilot countries. It aimed at contributing to achieving sustainable development through effective integration of social responsibility principles and practices (ISO 26000), as well as building local capacity on ISO 26000 and helping organizations to embed social responsibility principles in their operations. The selected organizations were chosen based on criteria related to their progress and engagement, and in agreement with their National Standards Body (NSB).
In this regard, ISO issued a publication entitled "Benefits in applying ISO 26000; selected case studies as a result of the SR MENA Project
", showcasing case studies of the selected pilot organizations and highlighting the benefits derived from applying ISO 26000.
In the framework of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, BLF aims at further integrating Social Responsibility in its behaviors, business operations, and interactions with all stakeholders. The Bank was selected in 2013 to participate as a pilot organization in the uptake and use of ISO 26000 guidelines, and consequently conducted a gap analysis tackling the seven core subjects of the ISO 26000 (Corporate Governance, Human Rights, Labor Practices, Environment, Fair Operating Practices, Consumer Issues, Community Involvement and Development).