AS PART of its sustainability initiatives, Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) held a ‘Trash to Treasure’ recycling campaign hosted by the bank’s Environmental Committee.
The bank’s staff were given two weeks to collect trash in the form of books, magazines and newspapers for recycling. At the end of the campaign, the bank managed to collect a total of 1,115kg recyclable materials. Daikyo Environmental Recycling Sdn Bhd
then collected the materials for recycling, free of charge, a press statement issued by the bank said.
Selmizah Selamat, Head of New Business and Chairperson of the bank’s Environmental Committee said, “At Standard Chartered Bank, we aim to raise awareness, promote creative thinking and stimulate discussions on environmental issues and concerns. This recycling campaign will encourage our staff to be more aware of how they can reduce their carbon footprint.”
SCB believes that tackling climate change and protecting the environment require a joint effort. This means sharing best practices, investing in renewable energy and low carbon technologies and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, water use and waste. For example, by reducing office paper usage by 13 per cent since 2008, the bank has managed to save 8,320 trees, the press statement said.
SCB’s key sustainability programmes include ‘Seeing is Believing’, which focuses on raising funds to combat blindness as well as other activities such as giving back to the community through voluntary work, raising awareness on the issue of HIV and AIDS through its ‘Living with HIV’ programme and protecting the environment through various operational measures across its markets.
For more information on SCB’s sustainability initiatives, call 265 8000 or visit their website at www.sc.com/bn/sustainability/en.