The support provided by Intesa Sanpaolo to the communities in which it operates is also carried out through contributions aimed primarily at:
solidarity projects or initiatives (charitable initiatives, projects in developing countries and missionary work);
social intervention (support to fragile, emarginated or needy persons or people in need, health assistance and research; support for professional training and initiatives in the area of education qualifications);
cultural intervention (projects with a specific educational content.
In 2015 we continued to focus our efforts towards national and local projects with a significant social impact in favour of people more harshly affected by the economic crisis. Net of the international measures taken in favour of poor countries, more than 84% of domestic central donations and over 65% of local donation were issued to provide support to disadvantaged people. Among the various initiatives we recall a pilot project in the Milan area (with possible extension to other territories), for combating social fragility. The project is characterized by the possibility of channeling resources to increase the number of meals for persons in need and, in the medium term, of activating systems for the re-employment of disadvantaged individuals. This was acompanied by a commitment towards six associations particularly active in the Milan area in tackling food emergency problem, selected with the support of Fondazione per l'Innovazione del Terzo Settore - FITS in order to create social value and to ensure the most effective impact on the community welfare.
Contributions to the community are issued:
centrally, through a special Fund for charitable, social and cultural donations, on the basis of an annual Donation Plan;
by the Group’s Banks operating through their own charitable fund;
through local donations which envisage the decentralized selection of worthy initiatives to be decentralized, and are reserved for the Group’s Banks which do not have their own charitable fund.
Initiatives that present commercial and promotional value for the Bank and the Group cannot be the subject of donation.
Among the beneficiaries of our donations the policy excludes:
political parties, political movements and their organizational structures;
Service Clubs, such as Lyons, Rotary, etc.;
Associations and organizations that are not legally recognized, recreational groups;
Entities involved in litigation matters that concern the lack of respect for human rights, peaceful coexistence, environmental protection.
Schools and local government agencies may benefit from financial contributions only for specific initiatives particularly important in social, cultural or scientific field.