Standard Chartered Bank Invests 1,000 Employees in Environmental Education Volunteer Program

By : Dina Astria And Aldo Bella Putra | Sunday, January 28 2018 - 19:00 IWST

Acara Employee Gathering Standard Chartered Bank pada Sabtu (27/1). (Dok. Industry.co.id)
Acara Employee Gathering Standard Chartered Bank pada Sabtu (27/1). (Dok. Industry.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Standard Chartered Bank invites 1,000 employees to attend the Employee Gathering event in Bintaro Xchange's courtyard area, South Tangerang. The event which was held on Saturday (27/1) aims to foster a sense of cooperation, train empathy as well as improve the spirit and productivity of work by volunteering (volunteer) and highlights the importance of maintaining the environment in accordance with the pillars of CSR Bank.

Based on data from the Ministry of Environment in 2016, the total waste will reach 64 million tons per year in Indonesia, of which 14 percent is plastic waste.

Dody Rochadi, Country Head, Corporate Affairs, Standard Chartered Bank said, "We believe that sustainable businesses not only include profitability, but how the Bank involves the active participation of employees to equally grow awareness and care about the environment starting from ourselves" .

"In an effort to provide global support for the 7th Millennial Development (MDGs) related to environmental conservation, the Bank consistently undertakes various activities such as paper-based reduction with online-based transactions, CO2 emissions reduction through car pooling activities, as well as the implementation of client / client due diligence process its activities do not affect the impact of destruction on the environment. Today is one of our commitments where our 1,000 employees are working hand in hand to create community awareness," he explained.

Not only that, 35 students of SDN 04 Karet Timur, Jakarta receive assistance in educational activities about environmental maintenance, where some activities such as recycling of plastic waste, making of absorption wells (biopori) and hydroponic planting - guided by the Garbage Bank community. In the event, the Bank also invited its employees to collect school books and equipment distributed to the Kandank Jurank Doank community school community, which will be used by marginal children in various places.

A series of concrete efforts have also been made by Standard Chartered Bank Indonesia since 2009, such as mangrove planting in several places such as Rinjani - West Nusa Tenggara, Pramuka Island and Thousand Islands Leaf of Jakarta, and planting trees with high water resistance level in the area of ​​Banjir Kanal East and Ciliwung, as well as the assistance of processing water facilities and empowering communities of kapok villages.

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