Sampath Bank publishes Carbon Neutral Annual Report for 5th consecutive year
Sampath Bank published its Integrated Annual Report 2019 as a carbon neutral product for the fifth consecutive year. The carbon footprint of the publication has been measured and reported in accordance with the requirements of ISO 14067: 2018 (E) Standard and Greenhouse Gas Protocol (Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard) developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and World Resource Institute.
Group Chief Financial Officer of Sampath Bank PLC, Ajantha de Vas Gunasekara said, “We at Sampath Bank have always ensured that our corporate values are inclusive of achieving environmental sustainability in our day-to-day operations. By taking such measures to minimise our carbon footprint, we are driving our customers and stakeholders to follow suit and be environmentally conscious citizens.
As our Integrated Annual Report has been a carbon neutral publication for the fifth consecutive year, it stands as an example of our commitment to reduce emissions that could cause irreversible damage to the environment.”
In order to map the carbon footprint of Sampath Bank’s Integrated Annual Report, comprehensive data was gathered by Climate Smart Initiatives (Pvt) Ltd. Following this in-depth analysis, the total amount of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions accumulated at each stage of the product lifecycle of the Annual Report 2019 was then measured in CO2 equivalent.
CEO of Climate Smart Initiatives (Pvt) Ltd, Eng. Buddika Hemashantha stated, “In an effort to mitigate the climate change phenomena, it is encouraging to see the motivation of the private sector and their commitment to protect planet earth through such timely efforts. With the help of private sector institutions such as Sampath Bank, we can move from incremental to transformational change that will bring environmental sustainability.”