Yesterday proved to be a very disruptive day at Standard Bank’s head office complex in Johannesburg. The support and encouragement we all received throughout the day from customers, fellow bankers, suppliers, and other people throughout the city and South Africa is greatly appreciated.
We especially commend all employees of Standard Bank concerned for the responsible manner in which they responded to the call to evacuate – and the speed and efficiency with which all the business continuity plans were implemented. We did not take the decision to evacuate the head office buildings lightly.
This was a precautionary measure as the security of Standard Bank employees and customers is always a high priority. This decision was taken having regard to the safety and security of Standard Bank’s staff and customers.