Standard Chartered Bangladesh has introduced several initiatives that aim to cut down on energy consumption and drive efficiency across all of the Bank’s office spaces and branches.
The initiatives are designed to complement the Government’s recently announced conservation measures and are being implemented with immediate effect.
The Bank has also announced the “Embracing Sustainability Challenge” – a united country-wide challenge to make further strides in driving environmental conservation. The Challenge will encourage staff to think greener, approach sustainability as a way of life, and lead by example. Starting in August, all staff will take part in 30 days of action, participating in activities centred on four themes: Going Green, Conserving Water, Conserving Energy and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Naser Ezaz Bijoy, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bangladesh said, “The world economy is experiencing more headwinds from the fallout of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, resulting in higher inflation and pressure on foreign exchange rates around world. Bangladesh remains relatively resilient due to low external government debt and near self-sufficiency in our staple food.”
The moves, undertaken by Standard Chartered to reduce energy consumption and import dependence include; all office spaces will be closed on Sundays – excluding branches and other essential services – and employees will be expected to work from home on the day; employees will be required to spend a minimum of two days working from home per week; all meetings that require travel will move to virtual platforms etc.