06/06/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/06/2022 18:15
Tegucigalpa, June 6th, 2022.- In the framework of World Environment Day, 500 new trees were planted by volunteers from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) Headquarters in the United Nations Park El Picacho, as a way of compensating for the environmental impact of its operational and administrative activities.
The initiative is carried out in partnership with the National Parks Foundation and was attended by employees and their families.
"Environmental sustainability is a transversal axis of our Institutional Strategy that we live from within with our organizational culture and by promoting these types of activities in the countries where we have offices. To date, we have planted almost 20,000 trees in various vulnerable areas of Central America, and we will continue to do so with great care," commented CABEI's Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.
The Green Bank of Central America
CABEI's Environmental and Social Policy, is operationalized internally through the Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility System (SASC). This system reaffirms CABEI's commitment to adopt and promote good environmental practices, minimizing the direct adverse impacts of its daily operations on the environment and promoting environmental sustainability in its immediate surroundings.
As part of its strategic actions in favor of the environment, CABEI's headquarters in Tegucigalpa and its representative office in El Salvador have an Environmental Management System certified under the ISO 14001:2015 standard.
Internally, the Bank also promotes good practices related to its main environmental aspects, such as the consumption of paper, water and electricity, the generation of renewable energy and the adequate management of waste.
Learn more about CABEI's environmental approach: www.bcie.org/acerca-del-bcie/responsabilidad-social/dimension-ambiental/