PNB receives Green Leadership Award for environmental & sustainability program
16 September 2021 — Philippine National Bank (PSE: PNB) recently won the Green Leadership Award in the 2021 Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards (AREA) for its Project P.L.A.N.E.T. (Protect, Love, and Nurture the Environment Together) in a virtual ceremony held on September 3, 2021.
“The AREA Green Leadership Award is a major milestone for PNB as this is the first recognition that we received for our environmental and sustainability efforts,” said PNB President and CEO Wick Veloso. “At PNB, we do not only aim to cultivate an inclusive and collaborative work culture, but to also provide our employees equal access to opportunities to help develop their skills and capabilities, regardless of gender and background. We want to help educate and encourage them to do their part, no matter how small, in caring for the environment and helping their own communities,” he added.
Project P.L.A.N.E.T is PNB’s banner environmental and sustainability program. It was developed to raise environmental and sustainability awareness among the bank employees, encourage them to reduce their environmental footprint at work and in their own homes, and provide them with eco-friendly, healthy, and sustainable alternatives.
A major component of Project P.L.A.N.E.T. is a six-month long campaign piloted at the PNB Financial Center head office in Pasay and at the PNB Makati Center. The campaign aims to reduce the Bank’s consumption of single-use plastics as their commitment to mitigate the effects of climate change, protect the seas and oceans, and preserve underwater wildlife. Project P.L.A.N.E.T. is aligned with PNB’s sustainability thrusts on the efficient use and management of resources and reduction of environmental footprint of the bank and their employees.
Enterprise Asia’s AREA program recognizes and honors deserving Asian businesses for championing sustainable and responsible business practices. To know more about AREA and PNB’s Project P.L.A.N.E.T., visit https://enterpriseasia.org/area/publication/.