posted on October 19, 2010 06:24
Doha Bank’s GREEN System Implementation – First in the Middle East
Doha Bank, a prime and progressive bank in Qatar has received the Green Systems Implementation of the Year - Arab Technology Awards 2010 from the Arabian Computer News, Dubai, U.A.E.
The Green System is a policy-based power management solution that helps reduce power consumption cost and carbon footprints for enterprise systems. As a pioneer and trend setter in the field of Green Banking, Doha Bank has always been on a continuous journey for innovative measures for sustainable development without compromising its social and environmental responsibilities.
With the implementation of the enterprise-wide energy saving solution, the carbon footprint has reduced by more than 40% and led to zero e-waste through the reduction of CO² emissions by 864 tonnes per annum
Mr. R. Seetharaman, Doha Bank Group CEO says that, “Doha Bank’s objective on its drive towards a clean and green environment is to implement in-house green programs to further instill the green culture within the organization and reach out to the communities under the leadership of the Green Banking Task Force Committee and Planet Savers Club. The Green System implemented is in line with our objective of considering the environmental and social responsibility for reducing harmful effect and carbon footprint in the environment. Doha Banks new Head Office Tower has also been designed to be energy-efficient.”
Green Banking products and services were introduced in the market to increase the public’s eco-consciousness to support Doha Bank’s green campaign through the introduction of Green Deposit products, Green Credit Cards and other online facilities. A significant reduction in energy consumption was observed after implementation of Doha Bank’s Green Policy. New products and services are being designed with consideration to support Bank’s environmental cause.
Doha Bank was awarded the Best Green Bank award in 2008 in Middle East by the Banker Magazine. In 2009, the bank was awarded the ‘Best Public Awareness Campaign Green Award’ by Qatar Today. Doha Bank was also recognized by the Green Qatar Centre for its proactive participation in the national campaign for clean and green Qatar. Doha Bank also received the prestigious Golden Peacock Sustainability Award 2010.