More than 10 vendors participated in the first ever Community Farmer’s Market, organised by the Community for Brunei, as the final stage of its environmental practice awareness campaign in conjunction with Eco Month, at Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) Heritage Branch at the Bumiputera Complex in Temburong District yesterday.
The event aimed at highlighting the importance of green living and reducing carbon footprint through environmentally friendly and sustainable practices such as the regular use of reusable utensils, and purchasing locally produced goods.
As part of BIBD overall commitment to uphold the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the event also ensured that urban areas are inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, promoting sustainable consumption and production patterns, as well as taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
The event is also a manifestation of BIBD’s support of Maqasid Syariah, concerning the preservation and promotion of faith, life, the mind, of progeny, and of wealth.
As the nation’s largest Islamic financial institution, fulfilling the Maqasid Syariah has always been part of the bank’s DNA.
Through its business activities and principles, BIBD continues to explore ways to uphold these values, while at the same time, complementing the government’s efforts to achieve the UN SDG and realise Brunei Vision 2035.
Eco Ponies Garden, Moistjito, Save Our Strays, Upin Ipin Bubbles, Eight Tea, Pyorr, Dapur Yuza, Lily Pretty Shop, Greenwheel Food Truck, and Community for Brunei were among the vendors, featuring food and beverages, crafts, activities, and social causes.
As a Partner in Progress, BIBD is best placed to contribute to these pillars through responsible business practices and values as well as its corporate social responsibility initiatives.