2014 contribution and breakdown

In 2014, the Intesa Sanpaolo Group recorded overall contributions to the community, measured according to the model of the London Benchmarking Group (LBG), of 60.2 million euro (up 3.6% over the prior year), representing 1.75% of the income before tax from continuing operations1. 

The majority of the contribution is paid in cash and the 2014 amount was 55.1 million euro (91.5%), while 2.5% consists of time contributions and 6% of management costs (personnel, administrative and communication expenses).



In terms of donations from the Intesa Sanpaolo Charity Fund, the Plan approved annually by the Group's Supervisory Board defines, both in terms of quality and quantity, the areas of action and the priority donations, whether non-recurring or classified as investments in the community. In particular, the 2014 Plan confirmed the strategic focus on national and local projects with a significant social impact in favour of more fragile individuals, hit hardest by the economic crisis. This is a priority objective of the Group's strategy at the philanthrop


Support to culture

Attention to arts and culture is a priority element of the strategy that drives the community supporting activities. Progetto Cultura, a strategic reference framework containing the multi-year planning of the Bank's cultural initiatives, has several objectives. On the one hand, it aims to encourage enjoyment by an increasingly large public of its important artistic, architectural, publishing and documentary heritage, coming from the history and tradition of patronage of the financial institutions that have become part of the Group.


Initiatives in the International Subsidiary Banks

As mentioned at the beginning of the chapter, the Project for centralisation of Group Procurement extends to the International Subsidiary Banks as well. Upon reaching the pre-established objective, all Banks must have adopted and implemented the “Group Procurement Guidelines” and the related “Implementing Rules”.

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