Bangkok Bank recognizes that a healthy environment is crucial to human life. Accordingly, the bank is committed to meeting high environmental standards, supporting efficient resource use, and initiating educational campaigns about energy and environmental conservation for sustainable benefits. The bank practices environmental conservation in its own organization and supports initiatives of other parties, including our customers. In 2016 Bangkok Bank was certified for its actions at an organizational level on a voluntary basis, as it complies with the rules and recommendations of the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization).Products promoting Environmental Preservation
Bangkok Bank has a policy to support entrepreneurs to develop or apply technology which is environmentally-friendly and efficient in energy consumption. The bank also encourages its customers to use alternative energy and do business in an environmentally-friendly way by providing them with information and technical knowledge. It also supports customers to expand their businesses and networks, and provides financial products for investing in environmentally-friendly technologies. Examples of outstanding financial products for environmental preservation which have been well accepted by customers are as follows: Bualuang Green Loans
Bualuang Green Loan is a loan product for entrepreneurs engaged in any kind of business, who wish to invest to reduce energy consumption, or to produce environmentally-friendly products. Entrepreneurs can apply for this loan for various business purposes including the development of alternative and renewable energy, production of green-label products, waste management, and the use of bio-products in place of chemical substances. Modern Agriculture Loans
Bangkok Bank supports farmers who wish to invest in proven technologies, or their own innovations, with special-rate loans for approved projects. The loans help farmers reduce their costs while increasing the efficiency of their production to create good-quality, safe products for consumers. Environmentally Responsible and Eco-efficient Business Operations
Bangkok Bank has developed a policy and practical guidelines regarding responsibility to the environment under the concept of business development towards sustainability. In 2015 the bank initiated a pilot project for systematic monitoring of its Head Office consumption of energy, water, and paper material that will be used to calculate the amount of greenhouse gases released, or the carbon footprint of the bank. Energy Conservation Measures in Business Operations
Bangkok Bank has replaced fluorescent lamps with LED lamps in six of its largest office buildings because of its commitment to the energy conservation campaign of the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, the Ministry of Energy. The six buildings are the Head Office, Trinity, Rama 3, Saeng Thong Thani, Rama 9, and Hua Lamphong buildings. The bank replaced 41,000 lamps and expects to reduce electricity consumption by 4.13 MWh per year.
Moreover, four water chillers at Rama 3 Building were also replaced, which will reduce electricity consumption by an estimated 1.15 MWh per year. Proper Disposal of Electronic Waste
Bangkok Bank is concerned that the disposal of electronic waste and computer parts used in its business operations may cause problems. To help the environment and reduce pollution, the Bank contracted with Tes-AMM (Thailand), an internationally-certified electronic waste management company, to provide “proper and complete methods of electronic waste disposal” for the Bank. Bangkok Bank is the first and only bank in Thailand which has initiated such a program for disposal of old or unusable electronics devices under a standardized recycling process.
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