NDB Bank was honoured at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2022 with the ‘Top Ten Corporate Citizen’ award, at the annual event organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, to recognize sustainable champions of the local corporate sphere. Winning this award a total of 08 times to date, the Bank has been recognised as an organisation that is committed to responsible business practices and sustainable value creation.
For over four decades, NDB Bank has been a catalyst in assisting Sri Lankans around the island towards success. Moving from economic growth to sustainable development, the Bank commenced many long term initiatives to empower future generations. Strategically aligning the Bank’s Sustainability Projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Bank has focussed on pivotal areas of National Sustainable Development such as Entrepreneurship, Environment and Education. Key projects include – supporting the socio-economic empowerment of women, promoting inventors/inventions that support climate action, educating future generations on the importance of conserving our eco-systems & saving our wildlife, reforesting a degraded forest area of 5 hectares, removal of invasive plants at Pitawalapathana, educating NDB staff on home gardening and promoting home gardening through various programmes.
In addition to the above, the Bank responded to the covid-19 crisis in the country and contributed substantially to assist the frontline medial staff, hospitals and patients. NDB supported the National effort to combat COVID-19 with over LKR 12.0 Mn invested to date in supporting the government, health sector and affected communities.
The Bank also embarked on a project to understand and manage the Bank’s climate change impacts. As the first step, the Bank signed an MOU with the verification body ‘Sri Lanka Climate Fund’ (SLCF) to ascertain the Bank’s ‘Carbon Footprint’. Training was also conducted for key internal stakeholders including the CEO and The Leadership Team, by the GHG Expert - Dr.Lalith Senaweera, Retired Director General/ CEO of the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) and GHG Verifier - Gayan Madusanka, GHG validation and Verification Division, Sri Lanka Climate Fund (Pvt) Ltd.
Although the Bank’s direct environmental impact is limited; NDB continued to propagate environmental consciousness beyond organisational boundaries to customers and communities by engaging in responsible lending practices. The Bank has also taken steps to minimise the utilisation of scarce resources, minimise waste, maximise resource usage, and recycle used material. The Bank continues to contribute to a greener planet through lending to renewable energy generation projects and through its’ paperless drive, with innovative technology and processes.
NDB Bank was recently named the Best Bank in Sri Lanka by Euromoney, making it the fourth major award received from the world’s most prestigious publications in financial services – Euromoney, Global Finance and The Banker. This win for NDB comes in the light of being named the ‘Most Awarded Corporate 2021’ as per LMD ranking. The Bank was also recently named one of the ‘Top 50 Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka 2022’ by Great Place To Work, USA. NDB is the 4th largest listed bank in Sri Lanka and the parent company of the NDB Group. The only financial services group in Sri Lanka, NDB Group is uniquely positioned towards assisting the growth and development of the Sri Lankan financial market to provide its customers seamless access to the product and service offerings of all its group companies.