Community Investments

Community Investments

As a responsible business, ADCB invests in social and environmental organisations that promote social and environmental sustainability in communities where we conduct business. These relationships include the Red Crescent, Emirates Wildlife Society in association with World Wildlife Fund (EWS-WWF), charitable organisations supporting breast cancer awareness, and the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development. As well, ADCB's e-platforms (ATM network and online banking) facilitate donations from customers wishing to support various social and environmental sustainability initiatives.

Facts & Figures:

  • Approximately AED 13.7 million total direct and indirect community investments*

Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness during Pink Month

ADCB has been partnering with charitable organisations who specialise in breast cancer awareness, since 2010. We promote and highlight the importance of early detection of this disease in a variety of awareness-raising ways. Our activities have included sponsorships and fundraising events, multiple donations platforms, staff seminars, free mammogram screenings and information booklets.

For more information about how ADCB promotes breast cancer awareness, visit ADCB Pink Month.

For more information about our partner visit www.aljalilafoundation.ae and www.brestfriends.org

To donate, click here 

Red Crescent Authority

ADCB has a long-standing relationship with the Red Crescent Authority. Our support for this humanitarian organisation has included providing iftar meals during the Holy Month of Ramadan, sponsoring the Ataya Exhibition organised by the Red Crescent, and facilitating contributions through our ATM and e-banking donations platforms.

To donate, click here 

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nayhan Foundation Ramadan Campaign

As part of the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nayhan Foundation's Ramadan Campaign, ADCB contributed AED 500,000 in 2016 to help support this UAE-wide initiative to help some 600 local families across the UAE to gain a source of income from providing meals during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The funds were combined with those from other contributors to facilitate this business venture, buy supplies and arrange operational support, and enable each family to prepare approx. 100 meals per day during the Holy Month. Approximately 1.8 million meals were delivered at 105 locations across the UAE.

Zakat Fund

Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam, and obliges all Muslims who meet the necessary criteria of wealth to contribute a percentage of surplus cash to identified Muslim causes. ADCB's Islamic Banking Division helps Muslims meet their obligation through a strategic alliance with the Zakat Fund UAE, the federal authority which specializes in the acceptance of Zakat and spending it on the needy in order to achieve widespread social development for the individuals and families residing in the UAE and promote mutual helpfulness and integrity within the communities across the UAE. ADCB Islamic Banking created an internet banking platform to enable customers to pay their Zakat, and also contributed AED 100,000 towards Zakat in 2016.

To find out more about Zakat or to donate, click here 

Emirates Wildlife Society in association with World Wildlife Fund (EWS-WWF)

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ADCB is committed to supporting the UAE government's environmental sustainability goals. As a Platinum/Pearl Member of EWS-WWF since 2012, ADCB has helped contribute to the protection of the biodiversity of species and ecosystems across the UAE through its membership with EWS-WWF, by facilitating donations for EWS-WWF and other activities including staff seminars, customer workshops and other collaborations.

In 2016, ADCB and EWS-WWF facilitated a special workshop organised for our SME customers to help them understand how to create a more sustainable office by managing their energy and water consumption to reduce their environmental footprint and achieve significant financial savings. The workshop was timed to coincide with preparations for Earth Hour during the month of March. ADCB has supported Earth Hour since its inception.

Facts & Figures:

  • ADCB helped raise over AED 400,000 through our ATM and e-banking platforms for EWS-WWF*

ADCB Bikeshare

ADCB launched the UAE's first public bikeshare system, ADCB Bikeshare, in December 2014 in partnership with Cyacle, a private bikesharing venture of the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development. ADCB Bikeshare demonstrates our commitment to supporting the community's environmental and social concerns by offering alternative transportation benefits and supporting a healthier lifestyle. As at 31 December 2016, 75 bicycles were available for hire at 11 locations in the Yas Island and Al Raha Beach communities in Abu Dhabi. An expansion of ADCB Bikeshare bikes, stations and locations is planned for early 2017 to include Masdar City and Saadiyat Island.

Facts & Figures:

  • Over 3.7 million kcal burned since launch*
  • Over 19.95 tons of carbon emissions displaced*

For more information about how ADCB supports this community investment, visit ADCB Bikeshare. To find out more about the ADCB Bikeshare bikeshare scheme including existing locations, visit cyacle.ae.

Emirates Foundation for Youth Development (Emirates Foundation)

ADCB has been supporting this revered UAE national foundation for a decade on various initiatives aimed at improving the welfare of youth. The Emirates Foundation was established in 2005 under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and the meticulous direction of his brother His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and is chaired by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

For more information about our work with the Emirates Foundation to promote financial literacy in the UAE, we invite readers to visit our Financial Literacy section.

Total Direct & Indirect Community Investments*

Direct Economic Value Distributed to Local Community 2014 2015 2016
Direct donations & sponsorships (AED) 11,724,747 6,994,090 6,745,456
Donations Islamic Banking Group (AED) 406,948 890,840 5,195,736
Indirect community distribution (ATM donations) (AED) 1,389,895 768,555 1,008,254
Indirect community distribution (internet donations) (AED) 2,941,457 3,031,228 734,392
Total direct & indirect community investments (AED) 16,463,047 11,684,713 13,683,838

*as at 31 Dec 2016