DFCC Bank marks World En­vi­ron­ment Day by mit­i­gat­ing plas­tic bag men­ace

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - CSR -

DFCC Bank is in tune with its re­spon­si­bil­ity to the en­vi­ron­ment, tak­ing the lead in en­vi­ron­men­tal ini­tia­tives and con­tin­ues to em­brace sus­tain­able prac­tices.

As a bank that has a strong sus­tain­abil­ity agenda em­bed­ded in its val­ues, DFCC works closely with its stake­hold­ers to raise aware­ness about the need to make a tan­gi­ble con­tri­bu­tion.

As part of DFCC Bank’s commitment to pro­tect­ing the en­vi­ron­ment, the bank will be giv­ing away 10,000 re­us­able bags to its cus­tomers in ad­di­tion to an­other 2,000 bags for en­tire staff in order to com­mem­o­rate World En­vi­ron­ment Day which fell on June 5, 2019.

These bags will be given to DFCC cus­tomers who de­posit funds to new or ex­ist­ing Sav­ings Ac­counts across 139 branch lo­ca­tions from June 6, 2019 on­wards, on a first-come first-serve ba­sis un­til stocks last.

DFCC Bank CEO Lak­sh­man Silva said: “On the oc­ca­sion of World En­vi­ron­ment Day, DFCC Bank is mak­ing a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to re­duc­ing use of plas­tic bags by do­nat­ing re­us­able bags amongst cus­tomers and em­ploy­ees. The in­creas­ing in­dis­crim­i­nate use of plas­tic bags has be­come a global prob­lem. The world uses five tril­lion plas­tic bags per year or 160,000 plas­tic bags every sec­ond, which go on to pol­lute our en­vi­ron­ment. In order to com­bat the plas­tic bag men­ace in Sri Lanka, DFCC Bank is dis­tribut­ing 12,000 re­us­able bags which are ex­pected to con­trib­ute to a re­duc­tion of ap­prox­i­mately five mil­lion plas­tic bags dur­ing a pe­riod of two years.”

The bank’s sus­tain­abil­ity ini­tia­tives fo­cus on entreprene­ur de­vel­op­ment, ed­u­ca­tion, en­vi­ron­ment, and emer­gency re­lief in line with emerg­ing is­sues and the bank’s strengths.

Pro­tect­ing and car­ing for the en­vi­ron­ment is of para­mount im­por­tance to DFCC Bank and it en­gages its staff and com­mu­nity it works with to build a bet­ter en­vi­ron­ment for fu­ture gen­er­a­tion through ini­tia­tives such as beach clean-ups, tree plant­ing for staff birthdays and plas­tic re­cy­cling and e-waste dis­posal, in ad­di­tion to pro­mot­ing re­us­able bags.

DFCC Bank PLC is a fully fledged com­mer­cial bank of­fer­ing the full gamut of com­mer­cial and de­vel­op­ment bank­ing ser­vices. The Char­tered In­sti­tute of Man­age­ment Ac­coun­tants (CIMA) and the In­ter­na­tional Cham­ber of Com­merce of Sri Lanka (ICCSL) recog­nised DFCC Bank as one of ten “most ad­mired companies” in Sri Lanka for 2018.

The bank was also ranked No.14, in Busi­ness To­day’s list of Top 30 busi­nesses in Sri Lanka and was placed in the 25th po­si­tion in Brand Fi­nance Top 100 Most Valu­able Brands, 2019. DFCC Bank is rated AA- (lka) by Fitch Rat­ings Lanka Lim­ited.

Team Sus­tain­abil­ity of DFCC bank presents the Re­us­able Bag to DFCC Bank CEO Lak­sh­man Silva

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