Epyllion Group and PHP Family were recognised for their corporate social responsibility activities at the sixth Standard Chartered-Financial Express Corporate Social Responsibility Awards on Wednesday.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith handed over the awards to Reaz Uddin Al-Mamoon, managing director of Epyllion Group, and Sufi Mohamed Mizanur Rahman, chairman of PHP Family, at an event at the Westin hotel in Dhaka.
MA Mannan, state minister for finance and planning, was also present, the bank said in a statement yesterday.
“I strongly believe that CSR by profit-making institutions is an integral contributor to the sustainable development of Bangladesh, and a great complement to all the work being done by the government and other development partners,” said Abrar A Anwar, chief executive of Standard Chartered Bangladesh.
“At Standard Chartered, we believe that we can make a positive impact on the communities we live in and in turn our business will grow with the people and communities.”
“The Standard Chartered Bank-Financial Express CSR Awards honours such visionary actions, which are making a lasting difference to Bangladesh and its people.”
Anwar also presented crests to the minister and the state minister on behalf of the Standard Chartered-Financial Express CSR Award Committee, according to the statement. Financial Express Editor Moazzem Hossain also spoke.