CSR & Sustainability

Corporate Social Responsibility

UNB recognizes the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and has been actively supporting this cause through various initiatives within the Bank and with key stakeholders and the community. The Bank has identified several key categories for support including, Climate Change & Environment, Community / Special Needs, Education and Emiratization. CSR initiatives are listed under 4 key categories – (a) Community Initiatives (b) Workplace Initiatives (c) Marketplace initiatives and (d) Environmental initiatives.

Top initiatives

2016Gold sponsor of Al Ain Equestrian Shooting & Golf Club Ramadan Competition
2016Platinum sponsor of Educate a Child, Build a Nation event
2016Platinum sponsor - Bonds, Loans and Sukuk
2016On Saturday,19 March, 8:30pm, UNB joined the Earth Hour initiative by turning out all non-essential lighting for one hour at all UNB locations and facilities across the UAE. UNB also sponsored an exclusive activity, a Glow in the Dark Colouring Workshop at the event held at the Abu Dhabi Municipality
2016Emiratization Internship - During the month of January UNB had interns from HCT Women College
2016Title sponsor of the 2016 Brain Hunt Quiz
2015Sole sponsor of the Dar Al Maaref 125 Year Anniversary event which was held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community and the Egyptian President Mr. Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi
2015UNB sponsored the ASQ UAE Quality Professional Award 2015 and participated at the ASQ World Quality Day (WQD) that took place at the Zayed University, Dubai
2015UNB Brain Hunt Title sponsorship
2015Participated in Earth Hour event on Saturday, 28th Mar and joined the WTC Mall in Abu Dhabi who had dedicated a special Area only for UNB which displayed the UNB LOGO in Candles

As a testament to UNB’s CSR commitment, UNB has been awarded with relevant CSR certification, notably becoming the first bank to be verified by LRQA to follow the guidelines of ISO 26000. UNB also received the Dubai Chamber CSR Label for 2015 in its maiden attempt.


Sustainability at UNB can be summarized in four words:’The Bank that Cares’. This is more than just a tagline; it is a philosophy we implement internally and more importantly is a commitment to our stakeholders – to understand their needs and meet their expectations.

We believe that our Bank’s success and growth depends on our ability to create value for our stakeholders through our products and services, contribution to economic growth, socialdevelopment and a consideration for the environment. Therefore, we consistently apply our “We Care” approach, throughout our business operations, based on the systematic understanding and addressing of the issues that our stakeholders care about the most.

We have identified five stakeholder groups that we feel are most impacted by the Bank and have a major influence over the bank’s operations. These include our shareholders, customers, employees, society and business partners, and the environment. Our sustainability frame work and implementation of sustainability management principles is based on caring about these stakeholders.

UNB’s latest Sustainability Reports:

Sustainability Report 2016
Sustainability KPIs 2015
Sustainability Report 2014 
Sustainability KPIs 2013 
Sustainability KPIs 2012 
Sustainability Report 2011