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Environment - Archive 2009

HSBC Bangladesh Carbon Footprint Management
HSBC in Bangladesh initiated a carbon footprint management study at the Bank's Dhanmondi branch. The footprint study is being managed by Waste Concern Consultants Ltd. Carbon footprint which includes the emissions from your home, car, air travel and everything we use which affects the climate. Since 2002 the Bank has developed and implemented a number of initiatives to reduce its consumption of energy, water and waste. It is also committed to going carbon neutral in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to tackle climate change.

HSBC Tops The 2009 Carbon Disclosure Project
HSBC has been rated number one in the financial sector and third overall in the 2009 Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The CDP promotes awareness of business implications of climate change by encouraging the world's leading companies to disclose information about their greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Taking effective action to manage risks and capitalise on new opportunities arising from climate change;
  • Implementing carbon reduction activities that deliver demonstrable results; and
  • Forward planning around expected regulation

HSBC in Bangladesh Celebrates World Environment Day 2009
HSBC supported the United Nations' World Environment Day (WED) on 5 June 2009 by launching a global "Be Part of the Solution" campaign. HSBC employees around the globe were encouraged to do their part by acting on climate change.

Over 70 staff of HSBC Bangladesh, lead by HSBC Chief Executive Officer, Mr Sanjay Prakash, went to the nearby park "Pantha Kunga". There, the staff helped clean up the park of debris, waste and other materials and deposited the items to the nearby waste facility. In addition, staff also planted about 600 fruit, flower and herbal trees in the park to provide a greener look and future.

Earth Hour
HSBC Bangladesh along with 20 countries/territories across Asia-Pacific joined millions of businesses and homes worldwide in switching off building lights for Earth Hour.

HSBC Climate Champion
HSBC Climate Partnership brings together HSBC, The Climate Group, Earth watch Institute, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and WWF. Key objectives of the Partnership is to mobilize HSBC employees to fight climate change. To achieve this, HSBC works with Earth watch Institute, a top international environmental charity, to develop employee training programmers around the world.

A colleague from HSBC Bangladesh Joined the Climate Champion program in India this year. Under this programme she helped the environment scientists working there understand and research various issues on climate change.

HSBC in Bangladesh has sent a total of 28 staff since 2003 in these international environmental programmes.