Hatton National Bank celebrated the 1st anniversary of the ‘HNB Green Pledge.’ The Bank launched its tree planting campaign in a bid to reduce and reverse its carbon footprint. This would ensure that HNB in addition to reducing its consumption would also be replanting the number of trees inevitably used in the course of business.
Two teams from Mawanella and Vavuniya were entrusted with the task of inaugurating the Phase II of the Green Pledge. 300 kumbuk trees were planted on the banks of Ma Oya on the Attapitiya – Ussapitiya, Aranayaka Road, Mawanella while 350 trees ranging from mango, jak, jambu, amberalla and teak were planted in Vavuniya by the HNB Team in children’s and elders homes throughout the town covering the – Saibaba Samithy, Anbagam Children’s Home, Mother Theresa and Sivan Kovil Elders’ Home. This programme is expected to be continued throughout the country.
The Bank is also building a ‘Green’ office building in Nittambuwa, a first amongst banks. Awareness about minimising the R Theagarajah, Managing Director/CEO planting a kumbuk tree on the banks of Ma Oya use of paper, recycling projects, efficient use of building materials, cladding work, eco friendly air conditioners and much more have been undertaken while HNB is further involved in a project to protect the Bundala National Park.