The purpose of ESS

The purpose of ESS is to provide a framework of guidelines which Sathapana Bank can operate in sustainable manner, so that it will not impact on the environment and society where its operation is managed in responsible way. The following paragraphs describe the principle commitments we have set for ourselves, as well as our sustainability performance.

Environment

Sathapana Bank has been obligated to shareholders and community at large to operate as efficiency as possible to mitigate its environmental impact. Fund should not be knowingly and intentionally used to finance enterprises which have (or planned to) engaged in activities which are forbidden under the law of Cambodia, including: exploitative forms of forced or child labor, trade in weapons and munitions, gambling casino, brothels, regulated wildlife product and production or trade in radioactive materials or significant volumes of hazardous chemicals.

Society

Sathapana Bank firmly believes in its responsibility to support the communities in which it operates-our “Good Health” and prosperity are mutually interdependent.

It can best achieve this by:

  • Ensuring these activities conform to the needs of the community by providing appropriate products and services carefully selected and developed for the particular needs of Cambodian people.
  • Expanding outreach to new communities by enhancing our service networks in the provinces and extending services to mobilizing saving, and focusing on particular activities which aim at improving local living standard.
  • Extending remittance services to the larger coverage areas which help to facilitate families in supporting each other by sending fund home.

Sathapana Bank practices a “zero tolerance policy” on corruption to both internal and external and transgressions are dealt with summarily. We have built strong internal control systems and make awareness to all staffs in order to avoid and prevent corruption.

Sathapana Bank does not ally itself to any particular political parties but seek for good cooperation and work in harmony with the elected government.