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  • Awards - Distinctions 2017

    CR INDEX 2017 - 2018 award

    The Corporate Responsibility Institute rewarded NBG's initiatives
    to integrate CSR in its business strategy by fostering activities that generate benefits for the community, the environment, its employees, and the market.

    NBG, which participated for the seventh time in the CR Index, succeeded in gaining a Diamond award for 2017-2018. It is an award for the Bank's policy, actions and initiatives developed for the benefit of Greek society. For the overall contribution and support actions specifically developed by the Bank in the spheres of education, culture and the environment. The CR Index is an important international rating index of the performance of corporations in the area of CSR and is used as a national CSR index in various countries. A key rating tool, it also serves as a benchmark for comparative evaluation of CSR performance in four specific areas: Community, the Environment, Employees and the Market.


    Award for NBG in the context of “BRAVO"

    The "Bravo Sustainability Awards" aim at promoting and rewarding "best practices" launched in Greece for Sustainability, Social Cohesion, standards for responsible behaviour, and improvement in the quality of life. NBG submitted its entry as a candidate for "Best Practices" which it implements within the framework of CSR actions. Of these entries, in 2017 the following were evaluated and awarded:
    - In the Governance Award category: “Procedures and Policies Applied by NBG to Tackle Corruption”.

    - In the Society Award category: "Long-running sponsorship program for the construction of a New Surgical Wing at Evaggelismos General Hospital".

    - In the Market Award category: "NBG Customer Service Sector".

    - For the In Action category: “The act4Greece program: The power of many in action - a Crowdfunding Program for the economy and community". 



    "Best Corporate Governance - Greece 2017"

    For the second consecutive year, NBG was named "Best Corporate
    Governance Greece 2017" by Capital Finance International (CFI.co) that enjoys the support of international Bodies and Organizations such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Bank for Reconstruction Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). NBG won the distinction on the basis of its corporate government practices, following review by CFI.co.


    "Best Bank - 2017” Award

    NBG gained 1st prize in the category "Best Bank - 2017" in the context of the "Business Awards - Chrima -2017".


    "Corporate Social Responsibility 2017 Award"

    NBG gained 3rd prize in the category "Corporate Social Responsibility"
    in the context of the "Business Awards -Chrima- 2017".


    Hellenic Responsible Awards 2018

    Within the framework of the "Hellenic Responsible Business
    Awards 2018” NBG was assessed and received the following important distinctions:
    - Gold Award for "act4Greece”: Crowdfunding program of NBG in the category "Society".

    - Gold Award for "Digital laboratories in School Units Edulabs" in the category of "Education/Grants”.

    - Gold Award for "Multi-year sponsorship program "Angelos Sikelianos Museum in Lefkada" in the category "Culture / Sport".

    - Gold Award for "Multi-year sponsorship of public hospital units and other health structures in Greece" in the category "Health & Safety".

    - Silver Award for "Corporate Governance Framework" in the category "Corporate Governance System".

    - Silver Award for "Multi-year sponsorship by NBG for the 'Diomedes Botanical Gardens in the category "Environment / Sustainable Development".

    At the same time, the bank received the Grand Award and won four Gold awards in the category of "private companies", as part of the Hellenic Responsible Awards 2018.


    Awards for construction, reconstruction and management of its facilities

    NBG participated in the "Facilities Management Awards 2017" by gaining
    the top award for construction, reconstruction and management of facilities, through the Group’s Real Estate operations. Specifically, NBG won two distinctions:

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    For the construction of the new wing containing surgical facilities at Evaggelismos hospital, Athens, at a cost of 30 million.

    - For the renovation of the house of Angelos Sikelianos in Lefkada, which has been converted to a Museum devoted to the life and times of the Greek poet and playwright Sikelianos, with a donation of over 1.6 million.

     

    In addition, NBG won three gold awards:

    - For the renovation of the old Athens Stock Exchange in Sofokleous Street, in the category "Activities” / "Assets/Reconstruction-Renovation".

    - For the innovative system for electronic tenders for technical projects with the redesign of the electronic platform of CosmoOne, on the basis of international practices and needs of the Bank, in the category "Activities" / "Ιnnovative Application of Systems or Technology in FM/ Decision-making".

    - For SAP Plant Maintenance softwar - Help desk for the integrated management of requests for proactive and invasive maintenance, in the category "Activities" / "Ιnnovative Application of Systems or Technology in FM / Software".

    and a Silver Award in the category of "Activities" "Operations / Maintenance Facilities":

    - For the integrated framework for the maintenance of facilities of the Group, which includes the continuous updating of all necessary certificates under the relevant legislation. 



    "Ermis Awards 2017": 10 awards for TV advertising campaigns by NBG

    At the "Ermis Awards 2017" NBG’s TV advertising for its i-bank Pay
    service, and its 175-year anniversary won a total of 10 awards. Specifically:
    - The advertising spots of the i-bank Pay campaign showing a group of four little friends won 1 Grand Ermis Ad, 4 Ermis Gold.

    - The spot for the new time deposit 4=6 won 1 Ermis Silver.

    - 1 Ermis Bronze, plus the Audience Award for the spot "i-bank Pay - Pizza", which won the most votes in the vote.

    - The corporate television advert "175 Years - Sunrises" won 2 Ermis Silver awards in the categories of best advertising film and best production.

    The "Ermis Awards" are organised every year by the Greek Association of Advertising & Communication Companies, and comprise the top event of the advertising and communication sector in Greece. 


    Distinction for go4more program:

    NBG
    won 1st prize, with go4more, the first total reward program for customer loyalty. The Bank participated in the category "Best Loyalty program of the Year Financial Services". The "Loyalty Magazine Awards" constitute the key event in the customer loyalty industry across Europe and the Middle East, award prizes for innovation and best practices. The awards were hosted by Loyalty Magazine in London in 2017, and included 25 categories that encompass the full spectrum of customer loyalty activities, while the winners in each category are selected by a panel of judges comprised of independent international industry experts. 


    NBG receives Trade Finance Award from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

    NBG was awarded the distinction of the most successful Greek
    partner bank in 2016 for its participation in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Trade Facilitation Program for cross-border operations. The awards were given to the most active banks in the sphere of provision of Trade Finance services, at the Annual Meeting and Business Forum that took place in Cyprus on the 8-10 May 2017.

    This distinction serves as recognition of the fact that NBG actively supports the export orientation of Greek businesses, and especially their efforts to penetrate emerging markets, helping them to maintain a smooth and effective flow of the supply and funding chains. The international distinctions gained for Trade Finance services at NBG reflect the market's trust and the large number of Greek exporting businesses that choose NBG as their partner when seeking to grow their export activities. 


    Lighthouse e-volution Awards 2017: 3 new awards for NBG

    NBG won three awards at the "Lighthouse E-volution Awards
    2017":
    - Gold Prize in the category “Contactless Payment, P2P Payment” for i-bank Pay and i-bank Pay 4 Business.

    - Silver award in the category of "innovative banking services" for i-bank pass app.

    - Silver award in the category "Big Data & Marketing Analytics" for Customer Analytics.

     



  • Awards - Distinctios 2016
    Social Responsibility Award by CR INDEX 2016-2017

    The Corporate Responsibility Institute rewarded NBG's initiatives to integrate CSR in its business strategy by fostering activities that generate benefits for the community, the environment, its employees, and the market.

    NBG, which participated for the sixth time in the Corporate Responsibility (CR) Index, succeeded in gaining a PLATINUM category award for 2016-2017, while at the same time the Bank also received special recommendation in the category "AWARD FOR THE COMMUNITY". The CR Index is an important international rating index of the performance of corporations in the area of CSR and is used as a national CSR index in various countries. A key rating tool, it also serves as a benchmark for comparative evaluation of CSR performance in four specific areas: Community, Environment, Employees and Market.



    Award for NBG in the context of “BRAVO” institution

    The Bravo Sustainability Awards aim at promoting and rewarding "best practices" launched in Greece for Sustainability, Social Cohesion, standards for responsible behaviour, and improvement in the quality of life. NBG submitted its entry as a candidate for "Best Practices" which it implements within the framework of CSR actions. The following entries were assessed and won distinctions:
    - In the "Governance category": "Procedures and Policies implemented by NBG for combating corruption".
    - In the “Society category”: "Long-running sponsorship program for The construction of a New Surgical Wing at Evaggelismos General Hospital".
    - In the “Market category”: "NBG Customer Service Sector".
    - In the “In Action category”: "The act4Greece program: The power of many in action - a crowdfunding program for the economy and community".


    “Environmental Awards 2016”

    As part of “Environmental Awards 2016”, NBG received two significant awards. In particular:
    - GOLD Prize for “Multiannual sponsorship for the Botanical Garden of J. & A.N. Diomedes” in Section C: Organization & Process Innovation of the Environmental CSR category.
    - SILVER Prize in the Human Environment Section of the “Sustainable Built Environment” category.



    “Best Corporate Governance - Greece 2016" award

    The Bank received the “Best Corporate Governance - Greece 2016” award by Capital Finance International (CFI) following the assessment of its adopted Corporate Governance practices. The said assessment was carried out upon the relevant proposal submitted by third parties and on the basis of the available published data.

    As a result, NBG was named the company with the “Best Corporate Governance - Greece” by CFI, which made special mention of NBG's strong and effective corporate governance framework.



    “Global Banking and Finance Review”

    NBG was named the Bank with the best corporate governance in Greece for the year 2016 by the Global Banking and Finance Review upon the assessment of its corporate governance practices and on the basis of its available published data.


    “EFMA Innovation Awards 2016”

    The NBG i-bank pass service won a distinction at the 4th "Distribution and Marketing Innovation Awards 2016", the international competition for financial services held by EFMA, one of the world's leading organizations in partnership with the Accenture company.
    The i-bank pass service gained 1st prize in Physical Distribution category. NBG is the first Greek bank winning a prize in this competition upon the assessment of 460 proposals submitted by 200 banks and financial institutions from 61 countries worldwide.


    “Cyta Mobile Excellence Awards 2016”

    At the “Cyta Mobile Excellence Awards 2016” organized for the second consecutive year, by Boussias Communications in cooperation with the ELTRUN e-Business Research Centre of Athens University of Economics & Business, NBG's i-bank services won the following distinctions:
    - GOLD prize for retail i-bank pay service (former i-bank Social Pay), the first Greek banking app for Peer-to-Peer payments via mobile phones, in the “Use of Mobile for P2P Payment” category.
    - GOLD prize for i-bank pass service, the first Greek app for issuing e-queuing tickets in the Branches, in the “Mobile App for Retail Banking” category.
    - SILVER prize for go4more app, the first total reward program in Greece, in the “Use of Mobile for Customer Loyalty” category.


    “BITE Awards 2016”

    At the “Business IT Excellence (ΒΙΤΕ) Awards 2016” held by Netweek magazine of Boussias Communications and the ELTRUN e-Business research Centre of the Athens University of Economics & Business, NBG's i-bank services won the following distinction:
    - GOLD prize for its pioneering i-bank Social Pay P2P app in the “Banks/ Insurance Companies” category.
    - GOLD prize for i-bank API.
    - SILVER prize for the Act4Greece Crowdfunding Platform in the “CSR Strategy Support” category.
    - SILVER prize in the category ICT Business Transformation for the project Premium banking solution for NBG’s Premium Banking Branches.
    - SILVER prize in the section “Strategy, Innovation & Extroversion” for the Initiative “Digital actions aiming at showcasing the activity of NBG Historical Archive via the internet - New enriched webpage”.


    “Marketing Excellence Awards 2016”

    - “Marketing Excellence Grand Award” for go4more, Customer Loyalty Program in the Customer Relation Development and Administration category.
    - 1st prize for go4more, Customer Loyalty Program in the Customer Relation Development and Administration category.
    - 1st prize for Premium distribution model in the Distribution Network Development and Administration category.


    “Lighthouse e-volution Awards 2016”


    At the “Lighthouse E-volution Awards 2016” held by Boussias Communications and the ELTRUN e-Business research Centre of Athens University of Economics & Business, NBG's i-bank services won three distinctions:
    - SILVER prize for i-bank “Mobile Banking” in the "Mobile Banking" category.
    - SILVER prize for cutting edge security initiatives of i-bank internet / mobile / phone banking in the “Security Initiatives” category.
    - SILVER prize for the “i-bank Simple Pay Spot network” in the Combining Digital & Natural Channels (Multi - Channel Commerce) category.


     




  • Awards - Distinctions 2015
    NBG wins “BRAVO ” awards

    The “Bravo Sustainability Awards” aim at highlighting and rewarding best practices developed in Greece to promote Sustainable Development, Social Cohesion, the creation of standards of responsible behavior and improvement of the quality of life. NBG submitted its participation files for assessment of its best practices developed in the context of CSR actions. The following actions were evaluated and awarded:

    - In the BRAVO SOCIETY category, NBG’s multiannual sponsorship program for the construction of a New Surgical Wing at Evangelismos General Hospital;

    - In the BRAVO MARKET category, NBG’s Ombudsman.

     

    Platinum Award in the field of Business Ethics to NBG and award to NBG’s Ombudsman Office by the Hellenic Institute for Business Ethics

    After a general review of various of its services, NBG was awarded certification by “EBEN GR”, the Greek Chapter of European Business Ethics in line with the SEE G model for 2015, earning the Platinum Prize for Business Ethics. Notably, NBG is the first Greek bank to get this certification for the second consecutive year and at the same time win this top prize for business ethics. The SEE G model evaluates businesses on the basis of the following key features: Social, Ethics, Environment and Governance, assessing the policies, procedures and systems implemented so as to encourage companies to align themselves with and actively support sustainable development and business responsibility. In the context of this award the Bank’s sponsorship program for the Construction of the New Surgical Wing at Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, was assessed as a particularly innovative CSR action, and presented to the audience at the award ceremony. In addition, the NBG Ombudsman Office was evaluated as an independent body – for the second consecutive year – and found to meet all required specifications (policies, procedures and systems) enabling it to be certified by “EBEN GR” at the level of Basic Model for Small and Medium Companies for 2015 and to receive the award in the business ethics category.

     

    “Ethos Sustainability Premier Award 2015”

    The Gold Award, awarded within the framework of the “9th Ethos Sustainability Forum and Awards 2015”, serves yet again as recognition of NBG's initiatives to integrate Corporate Social Responsibility in its business strategy, by fostering activities that generate benefit for the community, the environment, its employees, and the market in which it operates. As part of this ceremony, NBG received the Bronze Award In the “2015 CSR Campaign” category for the “Together for Children” program, an action that has now been running successfully for three consecutive years, and takes place three times a year in collaboration with SKAI media corp.

    Global Business Excellence Awards

    With two nominations for CSR actions and following the evaluation of the respective entries, NBG received two important international distinctions:

    1. Global Business Excellence Award for Outstanding HR Initiative for the “NBG + IKY (State Scholarships Foundation): Scholarship Program and Labor 2+2” sponsorship program rolling over several years.

    2. Global Business Excellence Award for Outstanding Community Initiative for the “Construction of a New Surgical Wing at Evangelismos General Hospital” sponsorship program rolling over several years.

    The Global Business Excellence Award is one of the world's key business excellence awards. Winners are selected by independent experts in line with strict criteria for each category and area, focusing on economic outcomes, innovation, labor relations, investments and social benefits.

     

    HR Community Awards 2015

    In the context of HR Community Awards 2015, the Group Corporate Social Responsibility Division submitted five entry files and, following their assessment, NBG was awarded the following significant distinctions:

    - Gold award in the “Health and Safety” category

    - Silver award in the “Balance between Work and Private Life” category

    - Silver award in the “HR Training and Development” category

    - Silver award in the “Intranet as an HR Tool” category

    - Silver award in the “Corporate Social Responsibility” category.

    These significant distinctions for NBG’s HR programs confirm once again the consistent and long-lasting dedication of the Bank’s Management and bodies to the principles of social responsibility and respect and recognition for the efforts of its staff in enabling the growth of the organization and the achievement of its targets.

     

    Hellenic Responsible Business Awards

    These awards were established in 2015 to enable businesses from all Greek market sectors to communicate their CSR strategies and highlight those displaying a high level of responsibility and innovation. In this context, NBG was awarded with the following:

    - Gold award in the “Corporate Responsibility/Society/Large Corporation” category for the rolling sponsorship program for the Construction of a new Surgical Wing at Evangelismos General Hospital.

    - Gold award in the “Corporate Responsibility/Training-Scholarships/Large Corporation” category for the rolling sponsorship program for “IKY-NBG 2+2” scholarships.

    - Silver award in the “Corporate Responsibility/Culture” category for the rolling sponsorship program for the archaeological excavation and restoration works in Ancient Messene.

     

    Health and Safety Awards 2015

    NBG received the WINNER award in the "Banking" business category for its action "NBG care for the staff's Health and Safety" and the Gold Award for its action "Mandatory training of NBG staff on First Aid" in the "Training and Awareness initiatives" category.

     

    HR Awards 2015

    - Silver prize in the Effective Use of e-learning category for “Digital Skills Training”.

    - Silver award in the Best Youth Employment Initiative category for the “IKY-NBG 2+2” program.

    - Silver award in the Best Apprenticeship/Internship Program category for “NBG’s Summer Post-Graduated Internship Program”.

    - Bronze award in the Best Internal Use of Academies category for NBG’s specialized training course "Credit Academy".

    - Bronze award in the Excellence in Employee Work-Life Balance category for “NBG Actions and Care for balance between Work and Private Life”.




  • Awards - Distinctios 2014

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    Social Responsibility Award by CR INDEX 2014

    The Corporate Responsibility Institute rewarded NBG's initiatives to integrate CSR in its business strategy by fostering activities that generate benefits for the community, the environment, its employees, and the market.

     

    NBG, which participated for the fourth time in the CR Index, succeeded in gaining a PLATINUM category award for 2014. The CR Index is an important international measure of the performance of corporations in the area of CSR and is used as a national CSR index in various countries. A key rating tool, it also serves as a benchmark for comparative evaluation of CSR performance in four specific areas: Community, the Environment, the Employees and the Market. 

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    Ethos Sustainability Premier Award 2014

    The Ethos Sustainability Premier Award 2014, awarded within the framework of Ethos Sustainability Forum and Awards 2014, serves yet again as recognition of NBG's initiatives to integrate CSR in its business strategy, by fostering activities that generate benefit for the community, the environment, its employees, and the market in which it operates. In addition, NBG was voted among the top three companies in the Long-Term CSR Engagement category for its sponsorship of The construction of a new surgical wing at the Evangelismos General Hospital, an action that is being carried out in the context of the Bank's CSR program Responsibility. The Ethos Sustainability Awards 2014 were organized by Ethos Media in collaboration with the Laboratory of Advertising & Public Relations of Panteion University, and aim at promoting and rewarding the best corporate practices for Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. The ceremony was the crowning moment of the Ethos Sustainability Forum, which hosts dynamic dialogue on issues related to sustainability and CSR. The Award Committee was comprised of prominent businessmen, academics, media and the society of citizens. 

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    NBG gained the Golden Prize for Business Ethics, and the NBG Ombudsman Office a prize in the same competition

    NBG, after a general review of several of its services, was awarded certification by EBEN GR, the Greek Chapter of European Business Ethics in line with the SEE G model for the year 2014, gaining the Golden Prize for Business Ethics. It is worth noting that NBG is the first bank in Greece certified and awarded with this top distinction for its business ethics. The SEE G model evaluates businesses on the basis of the following key features: Social, Ethics, Environment and Governance assessing the policies, procedures and systems implemented so as to encourage companies to align themselves with and actively support sustainable development and business responsibility.

     

    European Business Ethics Greek Chapter EBEN GR was founded in 2005 and is a non-profit organization representing the European Business Ethics Network in Greece. The organization aims at supporting principles such as business ethics, and business social responsibility and governance, both in the private and public sector, in universities and voluntary organizations.

    In addition, the NBG Ombudsman Office was evaluated as an independent body and found to meet all required specifications (policies, procedures and systems) enabling it to be certified by EBEN GR at the level of Basic Model for Small and Medium Companies for 2014 and to earn an award in the business ethics category. These two distinctions confirm once again the dedication of NBG Management to the values of CSR and business ethics, which throughout the Bank's 174-year history it has upheld, undertaking an active supporting role in the economy and society of which it is a part. BRAVO_2014.png

    Award for NBG's Social Corporate Responsibility Report

    In the context of BRAVO 2014, a Debate on Sustainable Growth the Banks CSR Report received, for the third consecutive year, important distinctions in the following categories: Sustainability Management & Governance, Stakeholders Involvement and Materiality, Labor Relations, Best Report overall. 

    The BRAVO awards are run under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and the Hellenic Ministry of Development and Competitiveness. In addition, they are supported by the Council for Sustainable Growth of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), the Hellenic Network for CSR, the British-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and the German-Hellenic Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The review process of the Sustainability Reports is based on the principles and indices governing the sustainability reporting framework developed by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The validity of the BRAVO awards is certified by official auditing firms, which participate and monitor all the stages of the process. 

     

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    NBG gained recognition for its Internal Communication Actions in the Corporate Affairs Excellence Awards 2015

    NBG was awarded another significant distinction for its Internal Communication Actions in the Internal Communications category of the Corporate Affairs Excellence Awards 2015. This award relates to the processes and infrastructure developed both by the Bank and NBG's Staff Insurance Funds, which aim at the immediate, two-way, transparent, accurate, equal and continuous information of all Bank's employees and pensioners.

     

    The Corporate Affairs Excellence Awards were launched by the Corporate Affairs Sector (TEYP) of the Hellenic Management Association (EEDE) and aim at supporting best practices and strategies that are successfully implemented by businesses in Greece in the field of communication and corporate affairs, creating added value and enhancing their competitiveness and growth. As part of the Corporate Affairs Excellence Awards 2015, special committees evaluated 37 companies which participated and submitted 62 proposals in total.

     

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    Key awards for NBG for its Environmental Responsibility and Actions under the Environmental Awards 2015

     

    As part of Environmental Awards 2015, NBG received two significant awards. Specifically:

    GOLD prize for NBGs environmental policy and contribution to sustainability in the Environmental CSR category.

    BRONZE prize for NBGs combined actions for the prevention and reduction of waste produced in Prevention  reduction of waste produced

     

    Note that Environmental Awards aims at rewarding best practices in Environment and Sustainability, motivating businesses and organizations to steadily improve their environmental performance, and highlighting the solutions offered and the technologies for the most cost-effective and efficient management of natural resources, while placing the winners of prizes in the limelight and promoting their environmentally positive status.

     

     

    The Group IT Governance Division excelled in Health & Safety Awards 2014

     

    NBG's IT Divisions were awarded GOLD prize in Health & Safety Awards 2014 in the Financial Services category for implementing best Health and Safety practices in the Data Center Building, and SILVER prize in the Partnership for Environmental Protection and Health-Safety at Work category.

     

    The Health & Safety Awards ceremony was held for the first time in Greece under the auspices of the Hellenic Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (ELINYAE), the Hellenic Federation for Enterprises (SEV) and the European Parliament with a view to promoting best practices related to Health and Safety at Work.

     

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    NBG receives award from the Athens University of Economics

     

    NBG was ranked first among all Greek banks by young seekers of employment and professional careers. The relevant survey was conducted by the Athens University of Economics, in the context of the relevant initiative of Kariera.gr, which also awarded the corresponding prizes.

     

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    Volunteerism prize awarded to NBG by Junior Achievement Greece.

     

    NBG was awarded 1st prize for Volunteerism for the 4th consecutive year by Junior Achievement Greece (JA Greece), member of Junior Achievement Worldwide, the international training and entrepreneurship organization, at an event held on 25 June 2014 in Deree College, Athens.

     

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    NBG gains the distinction of most famous brand in the Famous Brands 2014 survey

     

    For the 9th year in succession, NBG was named the top banking brand in Greece according to the results of the survey Famous Brands 2014 carried out by the Reputation Management Institute in collaboration with the International Reputation Institute.

     

    For yet another year, NBG's distinction as the top banking brand for 2014 reveals that consumers recognize as key components of NBG's corporate image its leading position in the market, its reputation and reliability, the provision of accurate and detailed information on products and services, its efforts to provide solutions with the best possible benefit for the customer, and the fact that it sets the standards for the future banking sector. Furthermore, it is recognized for its contribution to the community through sponsorships in the humanitarian field, while standing out for its transparency, reliability and sincerity in transactions with customers. This data resulted from a survey carried out by phone from September to October 2014, in a sample of nearly 850 consumers, representing the population, in which participants were called to choose spontaneously the companies with the best reputation for 40 product and service categories in 20 sectors that were evaluated in total.

     

    At a time in which the Greek economy and society face significant challenges, NBG remains a solid pillar of the financial system and maintains its comparative advantage based on its strong corporate identity and reputation.

     

     

    NBG gains recognition from World Finance magazine

    International recognition for initiatives taken by NBG for financing development projects in the sphere of infrastructures by leveraging EU funding tools is reflected by the fact that the Bank gained an award from global industry magazine World Finance for the project Survey, Financing, Construction and Technical Management of 24 School Units in the Attica Region through PPPs as the best project finance deal in the education sector for 2014.

     

    The works for 24 school units are a real milestone for the economy as they constitute the first Public and Private Partnership (PPP) projects to be implemented in 5 years, and the second and third, in total, PPP projects implemented as of the commencement of the PPP project formula in Greece.

     

    These projects present a range of innovative features, which led to their designation as a top deal for 2014 by World Finance. They are also the first projects in the EU to combine funding from Structural Funds (JESSICA) and a loan from the European Investment Bank.

     

    Specifically, the project for 14 School Units via PPP, by reason of the amount of its budget (Major Project), required special approval by the European Commissions DG Competition, the first granted to a JESSICA-funded project on a pan-European level.

     

     

    NBG was awarded the ACCI International Profile Award

    NBG won the International Profile Award in the context of the ACCI AWARDS 2014 run by the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This award recognizes the dynamic presence and role of Greece's oldest financial institution in the wider region of SE Europe and the East Mediterranean. Thanks to its dynamic presence in 12 countries in 2 continents, where it runs 10 banks and 64 financial and other organizations, NBG has forged itself into one of the key drivers of economic development in these countries. Each year the Awards serve as a platform for showcasing those companies that have not only achieved positive business performance but have also made a real contribution to strengthening the economy, expanding Greek business activity abroad and supporting the community.

     

     

    Triple distinction for NBG's i-bank at "E-volution awards 2015"

    NBG received an award for the third consecutive year at the E-volution awards 2015" organized by the e-Business Research Centre (ELTRUN) of the Athens University of Economics & Business and Boussias Communications, whose aim is to showcase best practices in e-commerce and entrepreneurship. NBG won three awards for its new i-bank Internet Banking platform: one gold and two silver awards in the categories: Redesign-Relaunche-banking: Security Initiatives and Combining Digital & Natural Channels. The awards are held under the aegis of the Ministry of Development & Competitiveness and the Greek e-Commerce Association (GRECA).

     

     

    Distinction for its Custodian Services

     

    For the sixth consecutive year, NBG ranked among the top custodians operating in the Greek market based on evaluations carried out both by Greek and foreign institutional investors, according to a high-profile assessment carried out at country level, by Agent Banks in Major Markets Survey and Greece Domestic Survey for Global Custodian magazine.

     

    Both the recent as well as previous distinctions reflect the high quality services consistently offered by NBG Group Securities Services Division to its foreign institutional clientele over the past 30 years and to its Greek clientele for many decades. NBGs Securities Services Division has successfully created an international custodian profile, as it also offers a comprehensive package of custodian services to all international money and capital markets through its business relationships with major international custodians and our subsidiaries in the Balkans (regional custodian services), to meet the needs of SE Europe markets.

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    Web App Award for the new upgraded i-bank Internet Banking.

    NBG won four awards for its new i-bank Internet Banking platform: The Bank ranked first in the Web Apps category at the Business IT Excellence (BITE) Awards 2014 run by the ELTRUN e-Business research Centre of Athens University of Economics & Business and Boussias Communications.





  • Awards -Distictions 2013
    NBG earns two important distinctions at the Exports Ecosystem Awards 2013




    NBG received two prizes at the award ceremony “Exports Ecosystem Awards 2013” at the annual Exports Money Conference of 2013. The Conference was organised by Ethos Media S.A. in cooperation with the Union of Diplomatic Employees of Economic and Commercial Affairs (UDE ECA) under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hellenic Ministry of Development & Competitiveness and the Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food and its objective is to highlight and explore new export market development strategies and best practices.

     
    NBG won the award “ARGO – Best Greek exports supporting company of the year” for the leading role it has played over the years in supporting the exports of Greek companies through its customer-focused business model.

     
    When it comes to Greek companies penetrating emerging markets, the Bank’s contribution has been of vital importance, ensuring a smooth and effective flow of the supply and financial chain. 

     
    Furthermore, NBG was awarded a third prize “Financial Services supporting Exports 2013” for its innovative and individualized banking export services. NBG’s know-how in Trade Finance, active participation by its personnel in counterparty negotiations, specialised services for the Chinese and Russian markets, and engagement with leading players and organisations that shape economic developments ensure that NBG keeps in step with the ever changing needs of Greek businesses.

     
    NBG has gained the market’s trust, which is not only reflected in the increasing number of Greek exporting companies that choose NBG to support their export activities, but also in the fact that it enjoys the largest share of exports in the market.


    Award for NBG’s 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

     

    For the sixth consecutive year, the University of the Aegean assessed the annual CSR reports published by Greek businesses active in all economic sectors. Within the context of the assessment, NBG was awarded second prize in the general rankings, while it gained the highest ranking among banks.

    NBG’s 2012 CSR report, published for the sixth consecutive year, achieved a score of B+ according to the international GRI-G3 CSR report standards. It meets a wide range of the standard’s criteria and is covered by external verification by independent auditors of the data included under the sections headed “Responsibility to the Market”, “Corporate Governance” and “Management Bodies and Committees”, plus 9 performance indicators for the report overall.

    Moreover, within the context of upgrading its CSR processes, by virtue of Management resolution NBG implemented for the first time the ΑΑ100APS standard as part of its efforts to effectively and fully meet the expectations of stakeholders.

    This assessment serves as yet further recognition of the high level of Corporate Responsibility that NBG has displayed for over 170 years now, and stands as acknowledgement of its social and environmental awareness, its market performance and working environment within a longstanding tradition of contributing to society at large.

    NBG’s 2012 CSR report is available at NBG’s website at www.nbg.gr (under The Group > Corporate Social Responsibility > Annual CSR Reports).



    i-Bank store awarded first prize in Marketing Excellence Awards!

    NBG’s pioneering i-bank store was awarded first prize in the Distribution Network Administration & Trade Marketing category of this year’s Marketing Excellence Awards.

    The awards are run by the Hellenic Institute of Marketing of the Hellenic Management Association and aim at showcasing the best and most innovative activities in the sphere of marketing by companies in Greece. This year’s competition included 101 entrants from 61 companies in 6 areas of marketing. The Marketing Excellence Awards were first launched in 2007 and are held every two years.

    Nelly Tzakou, General Manager of Retail Banking claimed the prize from Thanassis Skordas, Deputy Minister of Development and Competitiveness, in a special ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel on 8th October 2013.

    The submission process for entrants to the competition is based on specific standards and specifications and is evaluated using specific criteria and weightings. The evaluation is conducted by a 25-member committee composed of marketing representatives from the academic and business world.

    The key factors contributing to the i-bank store’s success were:

    1. The i-bank store is an innovative concept on the global level, and has already won a number of distinctions.
    2. The appropriateness of, and follow-through on, our decision to develop such a pioneering concept for banking branches, in line with a key pillar of the NBG Group’s strategy: to forge a cutting-edge, state-of-the-art profile for the Bank that stands out for the way in which it offers its products and services to customers, particularly young customers below the age of 35.
    3. The professional and comprehensive presentation of our competition entry.

    We note that this is the third time in succession that NBG has been awarded first prize in the Marketing Excellence Awards.



    Triple award for NBG’s IT systems at the Business IT Excellence (BITE) Awards 2013

    NBG Group’s IT unit took part in this year’s Business IT Excellence (BITE) Awards with particular success.

    These awards, launched by Netweek magazine with the academic support of ELTRUN, the E-Business Research Center of the Athens University of Economics and Business, are given to companies promoting IT and communication systems thereby contributing to the technological progress of the country.

    The award ceremony, held on Wednesday 10 July 2013 in Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel, was attended by more than 250 key representatives of the market, the government and the academic community.

    NBG Group’s IT unit won the following three awards:

    • In the Governance, Risk & Compliance category, NBG won an award for adopting the new IT Governance Model, which facilitates the transformation of IT systems into an service-oriented unit. In the context of the transformation, the Group’s newly-launched Group IT Governance Sector developed a Management & Operation Framework based on international standards and best practices.

    • In the System Integration category, the award was given in recognition of successful completion of the NBG Model Bank programme designed for our overseas subsidiaries. This is a set of IT applications aiming at ensuring provision of bank services by overseas subsidiary banks by using a shared operational model that supports a network of more than 570 branches in 8 countries.

    • In the Data Center & Green IT Infrastructures category, the award went to NBG’s Athens Data Center (ADC) in Gerakas, Attica, one of the largest data processing centers in SE Europe and a major communications hub.



    International award to National Bank of Greece: "Best Developed Market in Greece"

     

    National Bank of Greece was named “Best Developed Market Bank in Greece” by international financial magazine Global Finance as part of its “World’s Best Developed Market Banks Awards 2013”, awarded for the 20th year.

    The award was received by Mr. Petros Christodoulou, NBG's Deputy CEO, at the awards ceremony held in Washington, DC on Saturday, 12 October 2013.

    In awarding its “World’s Best Developed Market Banks Awards”, Global Finance identifies and rewards those banks that systematically manage, against a harsh economic backdrop, to meet customers’ needs, improve profitability and set the foundations for future success.

    According to Global Finance, the best bank is chosen on the basis of specific objective criteria, both quantitative and quantitative, such as asset growth, profitability, reputation, management skills, geographical coverage, strategic relationships, as well as development of new innovative products. Top banks are proposed by bankers, senior financial officers and analysts throughout the world.

    This significant international award confirms once more NBG's leading position in the Greek financial system and its commitment to its strategy focused on satisfying customer needs and contributing to the financial development of Greece.

    The international recognition of NBG as the best bank in Greece by Global Finance followed the “Best Bank in Greece 2013” award conferred upon the Bank by Euromoney magazine last July as part of its “Awards for Excellence 2013”.

     

    NBG Best Bank in Greece 2013

    NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE was named “Best Bank in Greece” by international finance magazine Euromoney, as part of its “Awards for Excellence 2013” awarded for the 23rd year.

    In awarding its “Awards for Excellence”, Euromoney collects and assesses qualitative and quantitative data on the performance of every bank. The award serves to recognize and single out those banks that have forged a leading and dynamic profile in the global and local markets where they conduct business and have outperformed their peers.

    According to Euromoney, against a particularly harsh economic backdrop NBG has taken initiatives to strengthen its capital position with the recent completion of its share capital increase, while it has also significantly reduced its operational costs and improved its liquidity and its loan-to-deposits ratio.

    This international award serves to vindicate yet again NBG’s strategic orientation with the further consolidation of its position in the Greek banking system, enabling it to continue to play its key role in the Greek economy – a role that NBG has consistently lived up to throughout its long history.



    NBG receives CR INDEX 2012 award for its corporate responsibility performance

    NBG received an award from the Corporate Responsibility Institute for its efforts to integrate corporate social responsibility into its business strategy, which includes actions for the benefit of the community, the environment, employees and the market.

    NBG, which participated for the second time in the CR Index, succeeded in gaining a Gold category award for 2012. At the same time, it earned the Best Progress Gold Award.

    This achievement reflects the high level of corporate responsibility displayed by NBG in 2012, marked by a clear social and environmental awareness, and strong performance in the market and its working environment, thereby continuing its 170+ year long commitment to supporting the community in which it operates.

    The CR Index is an important international measure of the performance of corporations in the area of CSR and is used as a national CSR index in various countries. A key rating tool, it also serves as a benchmark for comparative evaluation of CSR performance in four specific areas: Society, the Environment, Employees and the Market.


    NBG wins award: “Greece Best Trade Finance Bank 2013”

    NBG has been awarded the distinction “Greece Best Trade Finance Bank 2013” by Global Finance magazine.

    The selection of the best trade finance banks involved the input and evaluation of opinions of industry analysts and experts, while it is noteworthy that for the first time Greek and multinational companies participated by voting in the selection process. The criteria for choosing the winners focused on the scope and fullness of services provided, quality of customer service, and the degree of participation in developments on a global and regional level.

    This award reflects the emphasis that NBG places on trade finance and especially exports, which comprise an important pillar in the drive to reboot the Greek economy. At this extremely difficult time, NBG, in line with its longstanding institutional role, supports outward-looking Greek enterprises, helping them to penetrate their target markets and ensuring the normal flow of the supply and financial chain.

    The leading position of NBG, its pioneering role in the provision of specialized trade finance solutions and, more generally, transaction banking, its initiatives in collaboration with players that shape global trends, and its strong links with major international financial institutions all mean that it is ideally suited to serve the needs of Greek businesses within a constantly changing environment.

    The award also reflects the confidence shown in NBG by its business customers and how it effectively responds to evolving market needs. Moreover, the Bank’s international standing ensures Greek enterprises the best possible terms in their endeavours to penetrate the international marketplace.


 
  • A​wards - Distinctions 2012

    Our Custodian Services "Top Rated"

    Within the context of Global Custodian magazine’s international and most respected custody services survey, the "Agent Banks in Major Markets Survey", NBG has been awarded, for the fourth consecutive year, the highest distinction, that of "Top Rated", and ranked in the top positions for the services it offers to Greek (1st place) and foreign institutional customers (2nd place), in the Greek market. The said survey is conducted annually and is based on undisclosed evaluations of custody providers by their own customers.

    Both the recent and the past distinctions confirm the high quality services consistently offered by NBG’s Group Securities Services, for more than 25 years to its foreign institutional clientele and for many decades for its corresponding Greek one. Besides the Greek market, NBG Group Securities Services’ activities also cover all international capital and money markets, both through partnerships with leading global custodians, as well as through its subsidiary banks in the Balkans (regional custody product).

    “Best Bank-2012”

    For the fifth consecutive year, NBG was awarded first prize in the category “Best Bank – 2012”, and was also awarded second prize in the categories “Best Company listed on the Athens Exchange” and “Best Company in the field of Corporate Governance” in the context of the Hrima – George Ouzounis Business Awards, vindicating for yet another year the Bank’s strategic decisions and its steady progress and endeavour to reboot the Greek economy.Important distinctions for NBG’s CSR Report.

    Important distinctions for NBG's CSR Report


     

    In the context of “BRAVO 2012, an Open Debate on Sustainable Growth” the Bank’s CSR Report received, for the second consecutive year, important distinctions. The “BRAVO” award process serves to recognize, and thus contribute to, the ongoing dialogue on Sustainable Development between businesses that publish CSR reports and their key stakeholders, by focusing on their awareness and understanding of the issues presented in the CSR Report and the extent to which they are addressed by the businesses in question, depending, of course, on the sector in which the company is active. Representatives from various social groups, such as academic, institutional and business entities, as well as representatives from local government, the press and NGOs, take part in the award process. In addition, the BRAVO awards are validated by certified auditing firms, which participate and monitor all the stages of the process. The results of the dialogue are, among other things, taken into consideration with respect to the continuous improvement of the Bank’s CSR Report.

    In the Perception Index, NBG received special recommendation in the following categories:

    • Governance

    • Stakeholder inclusiveness

    • Environment

    • Working conditions

    • Market

    • Social issues

    • Best CSR Report in all

    The Perception Index is a dialogue tool for Responsible Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development, as it reflects stakeholder views with respect to both the main and various individual issues presented in businesses’ sustainability reports.

    In the Sustainability Index, the Bank also received special recommendation in the “Best Sustainability Reports” Index, Category AAA. The Sustainability Index aims at evaluating, on a systematic basis, the sustainability policies implemented by the businesses under scrutiny. It is a technique for evaluating the reporting of Responsible Entrepreneurship and Sustainability data via reports on the basis of IFRS and best practices. The Sustainability Index was implemented for the first time in 2012.




    Double distinction for NBG's i-bank at "e-volution awards 2013"



    NBG's i-bank won two distinctions in the “e-volution awards 2013", an event organized by the e-Business Research Centre (ELTRUN) of the Athens University of Economics & Business and Boussias Communications, aiming at promoting best practices in e-entrepreneurship.
     

    NBG won the "Combining Digital and Physical Channels" award for its i-bank store, an innovative full-banking multi-purpose venue already in operation at 4 locations in Athens and Thessaloniki, offering a unique combination of banking services, knowledge diffusion and entertainment. NBG's i-bank store is one of a kind thanks to the combination of diverse features, including its unique architecture, digital applications (touch screens, projection systems, interactive displays) and the option to attend events in the specially designed lecture theatre. The operation of all these facilities within such a limited space is unique, and this is why it has been recognized by organizations, leading market journals and e-media involved in innovation and banking services as one of the most notable case studies globally.
     

    In addition, NBG's i-bank received the "Corporate Social Responsibility" award for its "Show them" campaign, an important social responsibility initiative focussing on the need to enhance digital literacy in Greece, especially among sensitive social groups such as the elderly. Its main difference from other similar campaigns is that it bridges the gap between the young and the old, reversing the usual trainer/trainee age relationship and generating interaction that is beneficial for both sides. The campaign was carried out in an innovative and comprehensive way, including a web-page, video, competition, expert input from specialized bodies, pilot programmes in local municipalities, and "Show them" tuition sessions at NBG’s i-bank stores.
     

    The awards are held under the aegis of the Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport & Networks and the Greek e-Commerce Association (GRECA).


 
  • A​wards - Distinctions 2011

    “Best Bank-2011’’

    For the fourth consecutive year, NBG was awarded with the first prize in the category ‘’Best Bank-2011’’ in the context of the ‘’Business Awards : HRIMA- George Ouzounis’’.

     

    Award for NBG’s CSR Report

    For the fourth consecutive year, the University of the Aegean assessed the annual CSR Reports published by 40 Greek businesses, representing the full range of economic activity in the country.

    Following the assessment, NBG was presented with an award, gaining third place in the final rating (alongside two other businesses), with a score of 43%. This score refers to the top business assessment since the implementation of the constitution by the University of the Aegean.

     

    “BRAVO 2011, an Open Debate on Sustainable Growth”

    Within the context of “BRAVO 2011, an Open Debate on Sustainable Growth”, the Bank’s 2009 CSR Report received special commendation, as one of the best 5 companies in Greece amongst 32 participants, in the following categories:

    • Best materiality.

    • Best stakeholder inclusiveness

    • Best market approach

    • Best environmental performance

    • Best working conditions & practices approach

    • Best balanced approach to financial, social and environmental issues

    The NBG’s participation in “BRAVO” constitution is a communication tool to the shareholders regarding to the Sustainable Development that presented in this CSR report.

    The “BRAVO” constitution contributes towards continuous communication for Sustainable Development, between organizations which publish CSR reports and their shareholders, focus in the conception and their understasting which are presented in the CSR Report, in accordance with each sector which the company is active. In this constitution participate representatives from different social groups as academic business and institutional entities, as well as and local authorities, press and several NGOs.

    Moreover, the validation of the selectiveness is certified by the assurance and advisor services, which participate and control all the steps of the procedure. The communication results are considered in the process of continuous improvement of CSR Report.

     

    “Marketing Excellence Awards”

    NBG was awarded first prize in the Customer Relationship Management category for its “Alerting- Customer Update System”. The awards were hosted by the Hellenic Institute of Marketing (EIM) of the Hellenic Management Association (HMA) with the scientific support of the Greek Marketing Academy.

    The goal of these awards is to showcase companies that have achieved exceptional performance in the application of integrated and effective marketing programmes.

     

    Award for the Bank’s Investor Relations

    The Investor Relations Division of NBG was voted as “Best Investor Relations by a Greek Company 2011”, according to the annual European Investor Relations rankings of IR Magazine.

    These results form part of a pan-European perception study, to which over 730 portfolio managers and analysts contributed.

     

    NBG receives top prize in “Famous Brands 2011” survey

    For the fifth year in succession, NBG was named the top banking brand in Greece in 2011 according to the results of the “Famous Brands 2011” survey carried out by the Reputation Management Institute, in collaboration with the international οrganization of Reputation Institute.

    The survey was carried out on a representative sample of the population (1,022 individuals). Consumers were asked to choose the companies with the best reputation in each of the 33 product categories in the survey.

     

    StatBank 2011 “Outward-Oriented Leaders” Award

    According to the bank’s evaluation for the economy and business, NBG was awarded by StatBank the “Outward - Oriented Leaders” prize for being the Greek-based financial institution with the greatest number of overseas branches during 2010.

 

  • Awards - Distinctions 2010

    CSR Prize from the CR Index

    NBG received the CR Index award from the Institute of Corporate Responsibility for its initiatives to include CSR in its business strategy by integrating actions designed to benefit the community, the environment, its employees and the market.

    The reward recognises the high level of Corporate Responsibility displayed by the Bank in 2010, reflecting our social and environmental awareness, our performance in the market and the working environment, continuing a 170-year tradition of contributing to the community at large.

    The CR Index is internationally the most important measure of the performance of corporations in the field of CSR and, indeed, serves as the national CSR index in various countries. As a leading evaluation tool it serves as a benchmark for CSR performance in four specific areas: the Community, the Environment, the Employees and the Market.

    The evaluation process for the CR Index is undertaken by independent assessors trained by Business in the Community (BITC), the British organisation that launched the Index.

     

    Award for our CSR Report 2009

     For the 2nd consecutive year, the quality of the Bank's accountability was commended by the University of the Aegean. More specifically, the Bank's 2009 CSR Report received an award at the CSR Reporting Forum 2010.

    The relative performance of the 2009 CSR Report was assessed on the basis of a methodology for rating CSR Reports developed by the Department of Environmental Studies of the University of the Aegean, in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines.

    The Department of Environmental Studies of the University of the Aegean evaluates all Greek CSR Reports prepared and published in accordance with the guidelines of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI-G3). The results of this evaluation process are announced on an annual basis.

     

    "Best Company 2010" and "Best Bank 2010"

     The Bank was awarded two first prizes in the "HRIMA – George Ouzounis 2010 Business Awards" held for the 8th consecutive year, at the Conference Centre of the headquarters of Ethniki Insurance, as part of the Greek Investment Forum 2010.

    Altogether the award process involved 16 prize categories. NBG gained first prize in the categories of:
    • "Best Corporation 2010".
    • "Best Bank 2010".

    This double award serves to confirm yet again our leading position and the positive results of our strategic orientation, which have been recognized by both the wider investment community in Greece and other leading players in the Greek market.

     

    "THALES - Top Corporate Social Responsibility Award"

     At the CEO & CSR Money Conference 2011 on "ETHICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Potential, benefits, tool and prospects for healthy and long-term growth and prosperity", NBG was awarded the "THALES - Top CSR Award".

    This award reflects the high level of CSR displayed by NBG, as it continues a tradition of community participation going back 170 years.


    i-bank Contact Center Distinctions
     For the third consecutive year, NBG's i-bank Contact Center was awarded distinctions by the global industry forum "Contact Center World, Top Ranking Performers 2010", in which around 1,200 companies took part.

    Participating companies represented a variety of sectors, including Banking, Telecom, Energy, Outsourcing, and Services. The frontline candidates took part in a strict competition procedure which included a presentation of their achievements, interviews with the competition Committee, and one-to-one interviews.

    NBG's i-bank Contact Center achieved a total of 7 distinctions, more than any other participating organisation, in the following categories:
        

    • Best Sales Agent (Gold Medal).
    • Best Outbound Campaign (Silver Medal).
    • Best Help Desk (Bronze Medal).
    • Best Customer Service Agent (Bronze Medal).
    • Best in Customer Service (Highly Commended).
    • Best Support Professional Workforce Planning (Highly Commended).
    • Best Customer Service Supervisor (Highly Commended).

    This outstanding performance, was the product of dedicated team work on the part of the Bank and reflects the top-quality services provided to the customers of the NBG Group and the impressive progress of the i-Bank Contact Center within a rapidly evolving and competitive environment.

     

    Our Custodian Services "Top Rated"

    For the second consecutive year, as part of the annual "Agent Banks in Major Markets" survey carried out by the industry journal Global Custodian on custodian services provided to Greek and international institutional investors, NBG's Securities Services Division won the distinction of "Top Rated", thereby gaining first place among custodians operating in the Greek market.

    Global Custodian is the flagship journal for the custodian industry internationally, and the results of its annual survey - which derive from detailed assessments by customers - serve as a benchmark for institutional clientele when selecting a custodian.

     

    "Best Private Banking in Greece 2010 Award"

     For the second consecutive year, the Bank's Private Banking arm was awarded the distinction "Best Private Banking in Greece 2010" by Euromoney.

    This award follows the annual international survey run by Euromoney, which assesses the quality of Private Banking services by country, in line with strict quality and quantity criteria.

    The award comes to vindicate the strategy pursued by NBG's Private Banking to provide first class products and services. In addition, it reflects the confidence that NBG enjoys among its customers, who recognize the prestige, reliability and experience of the largest financial institution in the country.

 

  • Awards - Distinctions 2009

    Praise for the CSR Report 2008

    The Bank’s commitment to quality accountability through the publication of its annual CSR Report received special commendation from the University of the Aegean at the CSR Reporting Forum 2009.

    The Department of Environmental Studies of the University of the Aegean has developed a rating methodology for CSR reports in accordance with the guidelines of Global Reporting Initiative, and announces the results each year.

    Accordingly, NBG gained 7th place out of a total of 27 participating companies that published CSR reports for the financial year 2008, as per GRI-G3 international standards. 

     

    Best Bank in Greece 2009

    We gained the distinction of “Best Bank in Greece”, as part of Euromoney’s “Awards for Excellence 2009”.

     

    Bank of the Year 2009

    NBG was named “Bank of the Year in Greece 2009” by The Banker in its annual “Bank of the Year” awards.

     

    Top 500 Banking Brands

    We gained 67th place in the list of “Top 500 Banking Brands”, the only Greek bank among the first 100 worldwide.

     

    Best Private Banking in Greece 2009

    The Bank’s Private Banking arm was awarded the distinction “Best Private Banking in Greece 2009” by Euromoney.

     

    Best Investor Relations in Greece

    The Bank’s Investor Relations department was also voted “Best Investor Relations in Greece” in the context of the annual European Investor Relations rankings published by the industry journal Institutional Investor.

     

    Marketing Excellence Awards

    Last year, we were also awarded two “Marketing Excellence Awards” organized for the second time in Greece by the Greek Marketing Institute of the Hellenic Association of Business Management in collaboration with the Greek Marketing Academy: one in the Development of New Services category for our new product “MyCash”, and one in the Management of Customer Relations category for the new branch design we are developing throughout our network.

     

    Top Performer Awards

    NBG was awarded Top Performer Awards for its i-bank services by Contact Center World. We gained no less than nine distinctions – more than any other participating organization – for the entire spectrum of the services we offer through alternative delivery channels.

     

    Best Bank for shipping financing

    In the context of the sixth annual Greek Shipping Awards organized by Lloyds List, NBG was named “Best Bank in Greece 2009 for shipping finance” following assessment of banks participating in the category of “Shipping Financier of the Year”. Furthermore, industry journal The New Economy has named NBG “Best Shipping Financier” for 2010, in line with the programme of awards for the best companies active directly or indirectly in the shipping sector.

     

    Top rated for custodian services

    International custodian industry journal Global Custodian named NBG “Top rated and Highest Scoring Custodian” for 2009.

     

    Famous Brand 2009

    For yet another year, we gained the distinction of “most famous brand” in Greece in the Famous Brands 2009 survey carried out by Tradelink Reputation Research & Consultancy in collaboration with the Reputation Institute.

     

    “CHRIMA” Business Prizes 2009

    NBG won the following distinctions as part of the annual George Ouzounis Business Prizes covering 16 categories for listed companies organized by the Greek business journal CHRIMA:
    • Best FTSE-ASE/20 Corporation 2009
    • Best Bank 2009

 

  • Awards - Distinctions 2008

     Social Responsibility Prize

    The Athens Chamber of Trade and Industry, as part of its 2008 ACTI Awards, awarded NBG the Social Responsibility Prize, in recognition of the long-standing and important contribution of the oldest bank in Greece to the growth of the national economy, the progress and prosperity of Greek society, environmental protection, and the conservation of the Greek cultural heritage.

    Each year, following assessment of a host of Greek corporations, the Athens Chamber of Trade and Industry awards prizes to those businesses that not only present strong financial results, but also contribute substantially to strengthening the economy, boosting Greek entrepreneurship abroad, and supporting society more generally. 

     

     

    Global Dow – Top 150

    In November 2008, the NBG share was included in the Global Dow – Top 150. This index is comprised of the most innovative, vibrant and influential corporations from around the world. Only leading blue-chip stocks are included in the index. Its components, like those of The Dow, are selected by Dow Jones and editors of the Wall Street Journal.

    NBG’s inclusion in the Global Dow – Top 150 is undoubtedly an important achievement, particularly since the Bank is the first and only Greek name in this global index.

     

    Famous Brand 2008

    For the fourth year in a row, NBG was named “Famous Brand”, being the best brand among Greek banks according to a survey carried out in 2008 by Tradelink in collaboration with Reputation Institute.

     

    FT Global 500

    NBG is the only Greek name among the 500 largest companies in the world, according to the FT Global 500 rankings published by the Financial Times.


    Best Bank for Regulatory Capital 

    According to the industry journal The Banker (published by the FT), NBG is the Best Bank for Regulatory Capital in Greece, and 99th in the world.

     

    Best Private Banking

    NBG’s Private Banking arm was awarded the distinction of Best Private Banking in Greece 2008 by the industry journal Euromoney.

     

    Top 500 Banking Brands – Top 100 Best Banking Brands

    According to an assessment by The Banker, NBG ranks 82nd among the top 100 banks around the world, and is the only Greek name on the list.

     

    Primary Dealers in the Greek Government bond market

    By joint decision of the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Governor of the Bank of Greece, NBG held first place for the first six months of 2008 as Primary Dealer in the market for Greek Government bonds.

     

    Best Outbound Campaign

    The Bank’s Contact Centre also received an award for excellence in the annual competition run by Contact Centre World, in its “Best Outbound Campaign” category. This international distinction reflects the Bank’s strategy to develop systematically its alternative delivery channels, focusing on comprehensive and effective communication with, and service for, its customers.

     

    Award for “Ethnofiles” internet files exchange service

    As part of a European competition for pioneering electronic products and services organized by the European Financial Management & Marketing Association (EFMA), NBG received an award for its Ethnofiles service in November 2008.

     

    “CHRIMA” Business Prizes 2008

    Three distinctions were awarded to NBG as part of the Business Prizes 2008 of the Greek business journal CHRIMA:
    • Best FTSE-ASE/20 Corporation – 2008,
    • Best Bank 2008, and
    • Investor Relations 2008.