Sberbank welcomes the participation of its employees in the implementation of various social projects and the growth of volunteering in the company. Sberbank finds it important to develop a conscious attitude toward charity in its employees, to engage them in the implementation of important social projects needed by society, and to turn them into active agents of change in the social environment.
Participation in volunteer projects forms a channel for releasing creative energy and develops empathy, mentoring skills, and cross-functional interaction among employees and a deeper understanding of the team culture within the framework of joint project activity. In 2016, the volunteering movement in Sberbank encompassed over 1,000 different initiatives. Volunteers are most often engaged for major internal corporate events: Open Doors Days, congratulation of veterans, and the Green Marathon event. For example, over 1,000 volunteers took part in the Green Marathon in 2016, and about 500 others underwent voluntary certification to take part in financial literacy programs. In developing its volunteering initiatives, Sberbank tries to go from providing mostly financial aid to aid that opens up opportunities. This primarily concerns the projects associated with the support of orphanages and boarding schools.