Postbank won the first place in the Greenest Bank in Bulgaria category of b2b Media's seventh national contest The Greenest Companies in Bulgaria. Once again the financial institution was awarded for its major investments in the development of sustainable practices both in terms of business processes leading to reduction of resource consumption and environmental risk management in corporate lending, and in terms of forming socially responsible attitude in its employees and the general public towards caring for nature.
"The primary focus in our corporate social responsibility policy is on sustainable business development, as we continue to be a leader among the banking institutions in the development of environmental protection programmes. We are still the only bank, which has a volunteer unit – our “Green Heroes”, who support all efforts of the institution to become more responsible in resource consumption," Postbank officials commented.
The financial institution established its own Green Board and Environmental Office unit which are working to reduce its environmental impact both in terms of limiting the resource consumption by the bank, and in terms of its financing activities. Its efforts are focused on many areas – saving energy, optimizing the water consumption, reducing paper usage, recycling of paper and toners, recycling of IT equipment, etc. Furthermore, the Green Board members organize various outdoor activities that engage their colleagues as well. The financial institution invests in its internal programme, titled Green Together, which is being developed entirely with own funding and implemented through the voluntary work of the bank’s employees.
Some of Postbank's biggest environmental investments are implemented in optimizing its office buildings energy efficiency, and developing socially significant projects, including cleaning polluted public areas, forestation activities, and other initiatives such as Charger with a Heart, with which Postbank joined the global PARK(ing) Day initiative for a fourth consecutive year. Within the event people were invited to ride a bicycle and take care of their health and the nature by creating green energy to charge their mobile devices.
The b2b Media awards are aimed at evaluating and recognizing the greenest companies operating in Bulgaria, whether they are small or larger ones, which change their environmental indicators every year and develop their business in environmentally-friendly way.
For more information:
Sylvia Kostova, Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing Division, Postbank
tel. 02/ 8166 100, 0895 599 191