Doha Bank won 2 Green Awards 2010 from Qatar Today
Doha Bank bagged the Best Environmental Leadership Green Award and Public Awareness Campaign Green Award 2010 from Qatar Today dated 27th November 2010, for its unwavering environmental support and social responsibilities for greening the environment, promoting sustainability and making a difference in the society.
Qatar Today’s theme in the award-giving ceremony was “One Earth, One Choice, Make it Now!” whereby various companies, institutions and individuals in Qatar were recognized and awarded for their commitment towards leading the way to a cleaner, greener environment for the future generations to come.
The relevance of eco-consciousness is critical in building-up an ideal green culture through increased environmental awareness which could motivate everyone towards protection, preservation and conservation of our environment in line with the green vision. Doha Bank continuously endeavors to develop green products and services, launch green campaigns and promote green activities / initiatives as part of the Bank’s dedication to the environmental cause.
Mr. R. Seetharaman, Doha Bank Group CEO proudly said that, “Doha Bank will continuously be a leader in the field of green banking by encouraging both the public and private sectors to support various environmental efforts and implementing initiatives that aim for a long-term positive impact to the environment and make a difference.”
“Last year, we have won Qatar Today Green Award for the Beat Public Awareness Campaign and this year, Doha Bank was also recognized globally for its efforts for having been awarded the Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability 2010 and the Green Systems Implementation of the Year - Arab Technology Awards 2010. These awards reflects Doha Bank’s global quest to save the trees, save the environment and save the world,” he added.
Mr. Louis Anthony Scotto, Head of Retail Banking said, “The awards signify Doha Bank’s leadership, commitment and dedication in greening the environment as well as increasing public awareness to promote the green culture, proactively support various eco-initiatives and sustainability.”
Doha Bank has a wide roster of green initiatives; i.e. Green Accounts for zero paper usage, Green Credit Cards to donate a percentage to a worthy cause, Al Dana Green Run for good health, Green System for zero e-waste, Green Quiz for knowledge-building exercises, Tree Planting and Beach Clean-up activities to support environmental needs, Recycling initiatives for proper waste management, Green websites to increase awareness, ECO-Schools Programme to encourage children to become environmental advocates at a young age and a whole lot more.
“GO Green with Doha Bank! It’s simply the right thing to do!” is the catchy phrase chosen by Doha Bank to convey its message to the public and gain joint-effort cooperation amongst various sectors of the society for a better world. In addition, Doha Bank was awarded the Best Green Bank award in 2008 in Middle East by the Banker Magazine and was also recognized by the Green Qatar Centre for its proactive participation in the national campaign for clean and green Qatar.