Corporate Social Responsibility
Rabobank Indonesia continuously works together with its stakeholders for a sustainable future. Rabobank Indonesia is strongly committed to the development to the communities and to provide solutions which promote welfare. Therefore CSR activities are not only initiated by Rabobank Indonesia but also by Rabobank Group who conducts CSR activities through Rabobank foundation. All CSR activities are aimed develop communities, enhance living standards, welfare and share knowledge on the importance of sustainability in food and agribusiness.
Rabobank Foundation is a unit under Rabobank Group with strong experience in managing projects related to cooperatives, banking and agriculture. Rabobank Foundation was founded in 1973 and supports more than 150 project per year around the world. Rabobank Foundation’s activities have touched the lives of around 3.5 million people around the world. Rabobank Foundation strives to improve the living standards of people in 24 developing countries including Indonesia, and focuses on micro-financing and developing sustainable value chains.
Rabobank indonesia CSR projects:
- Learning is Fun!
Learning is Fun is a CSR project aimed to help financially underprivileged adults, teenagers and children obtain the knowledge and skills to help them improve welfare and living standards. In 2013 – 2014, fifteen projects were completed in Learning is Fun.
- Rabobank Undergraduate Scholarship
Since it started in 2009, Rabobank Undergraduate Scholarship has provided scholarship for four classes. The scholarship aims to support bright, talented, financially underprivileged IPB (Institut Pertanian Bogor) students who will be Indonesia’s future food and agribusiness movers and shakers. Scholarship covers tuition, accommodation, living expenses for 8 semesters and expenses for the final thesis.
Rabobank offices in the Netherlands actively support Rabobank Foundation programs in Indonesia and other developing countries by funding these projects. In these projects the offices engage in partnership with farmer organizations and cooperatives around the globe. Programs do not only provide funding but also communications, connectivity and transfer of skills and knowledge.