Building trusted relationships with our clients, our colleagues and our local communities is pivotal to our long term success. Our CSR programme underpins that trust and enables us to actively respond to the needs of the communities in which we operate and deliver positive and sustainable impact.

In EMEA, we focus on empowering young people and supporting the natural environment through a series of charity partnerships. We share our expertise and experience in areas such as financial education and employability and we help to protect the green spaces around us. With young people set to be significantly affected by the education, economic and mental health challenges of COVID-19, our CSR programme will play an even greater role going forward.

This CSR insights report will give you a flavour of our EMEA CSR programme in 2019/20, from student mentoring in Milan, through developing community gardens in Johannesburg and London to our EMEA-wide Fitprints for Good fundraising campaign. Employee enthusiasm is at the heart of our CSR activities – a quarter of our colleagues in EMEA took part in volunteering last year, collectively giving more than 7,000 hours of their time.

COVID-19 has encouraged us all to pause and reflect on our individual actions and how these contribute to our wider society. Whether it's equipping the next generation with the skills and confidence that will set them up for a successful career or taking better care of our environment, everyone at MUFG remains committed to helping create a better tomorrow.

We are proud of the passion of our colleagues and are excited to see the positive impact of our CSR activities in EMEA.

Takanori Sazaki
Managing Executive Officer & Regional Executive for EMEA
Head of Japanese Corporate Banking Division for EMEA

John Winter
CEO, MUFG Securities EMEA plc
Head of London Branch, MUFG Bank
Head of Global Markets and CIB for EMEA, MUFG Bank

Read about MUFG EMEA's CSR strategy in 2019/20.