NBB says committed to obtain ISO 14001 certification
TDT | Manama
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The National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) said it remains steadfast in its efforts to integrate sustainability into its operations, by obtaining the ISO 14001 certification designed to help the organisation reduce its environmental impact.
And as a first step, NBB said it has enlisted HA Consultancies to enhance their existing Environmental Management System (EMS) and align it with international standards, reflecting the bank’s commitment to ongoing ESG activities that fall under one of the seven key pillars of NBB’s sustainability framework; ‘Preserving Natural Resources’.
During the first half of the current year, NBB has successfully reduced its direct environmental footprint with an approximate 30% Year-on-year energy consumption reduction, a 20% Year-on-year water consumption reduction, and a 45% Year-on-year paper consumption reduction.
Commenting, NBB Group Chief Human Resources and Sustainability Officer, Dana Buheji, said: “This initiative falls in line with our commitment towards large-scale sustainable development, aligning with the UN SDGs and our role to support the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030.”
Haitham Seyadi, Group Head of Property, Procurement & Administration at NBB, added: “Our goal is to significantly improve our environmental performance, including taking action to mitigate climate change and minimize our environmental impact.”
On his end, Munther AlArayedh, Senior Consultant - Partner at HA Consultancies, clarified: “This standard allows businesses to set up an EMS that will help them to reduce waste, improve resource efficiency and cut the cost of waste management.”