CAPTION: NDB Group CEO Dimantha Seneviratne accepts a tree from Melody Wickramanayake (Vice President, Legal) and Sharon De Silva (Senior Manager, Corporate Sustainability)
Trees are essential for life: giving oxygen, removing and storing carbon from the atmosphere, enhancing air quality and a multitude of other benefits. Research estimates that tree planting 'has mind-blowing potential' to tackle climate crisis. As trees grow, they absorb and store the carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global heating.
Demonstrating the Bank’s commitment to environmental stewardship beyond the Bank’s operational scope, the Bank distributed 250 Mango plants to staff members under the theme “Gift a Tree to Mother Lanka this Independence”. The key message was to “Plant a Tree, this Independence Day and help Mother Lanka with a Breath of Fresh Air”.
The project was initiated by the Marketing and Corporate Sustainability Teams of NDB, to inculcate the habit of planting trees and encourage NDBers to make Sri Lanka ‘Green’. The staff who received the trees will be reporting the progress of growth every six months.
As a responsible corporate citizen, NDB strives to make meaningful contributions to the society through its strategic sustainability initiatives that aim to inspire the sustainable growth of a progressive Sri Lanka. Sustainability is a strategic priority at NDB and the Bank continuously endeavours to foster it across all its business decisions and activities.
NDB Bank, which is the first and to date the only corporate in Sri Lanka to officially be certified with EDGE Certification is a premier retail Bank with over 113 branches across the island, serving millions of Sri Lankans through a host of financial services. From its inception, the NDB Group which includes NDB Bank, NDB Capital, NDB Investment Banking, NDB Wealth, and NDB Securities has been a catalyst in the development of the nation, strengthening and empowering entrepreneurs, corporates and individuals from all strata of the economy. Customers across all group companies have benefited from the product and service offerings of the NDB Group