BNP Paribas Activates Rescue & Recover Fund to Support Victims of the Australian Bushfires

January 21, 2020

BNP Paribas has activated its Rescue & Recover Fund, where all employee donations worldwide will be matched by the Bank.

“As the oldest foreign bank in Australia since 1881, we want to support the victims through Red Cross Australia and contribute to the rebuilding and recovery efforts,” said Karine Delvallee, CEO for Australia and New Zealand.

“In line with our 1MillionHours2Help campaign, we have globally committed to spend one million hours of working time volunteering in our local communities. In this context, we will also be allowing staff to spend up to 10 paid days assisting with bushfire-related recovery projects.”

BNP Paribas’ Rescue & Recover Fund has raised more than €4 million ($6.45 million) since its inception seven years ago to support communities in times of natural disaster or crisis. Across France, on top of employee contributions, BNP Paribas’ retail banking customers will also be able to donate to the Fund, which will support the Red Cross Australia.

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