Nedbank wins Financial Mail Sustainability Award
Always leading by example when it comes to all areas concerning sustainability, this is the third time in four years that the “green” bank has come out tops at the Financial Times Sustainable Banking Awards. The ceremony recognises financial services organisations across the globe that have shown leadership and innovation in their sustainability efforts.
Brigitte Burnett, Nedbank’s Head of Sustainability, said that Nedbank's continued effectiveness in the sustainability space is the direct result of the bank's integrated approach, which combines an equal commitment to the environmental, economic, social and cultural aspects of sustainability.
“Nedbank recognises that it has a responsibility to lead by example across all areas of sustainability and receiving this prestigious award for the third time in four years serves as proof that we are achieving significant success in this regard.
“It is our understanding of the importance of embracing sustainability in all its facets that is taking our business forward as a South African sustainability leader,” said Burnett.
Since 1990 WWF has been in partnership with Nedbank through The Green Trust and after 20 years over 170 conservation initiatives have been funded. In 2005, WWF engaged with Nedbank in a Conservation Partnership which seeks to work towards ongoing improvement of Nedbank’s environmental policies and practice.
The Financial Times award is the latest of a string of sustainability achievements for Nedbank. Others include its leading position in the low carbon emission category of the South African Carbon Disclosure Project, winning the 2010 National Business Award for ‘Investing in People’ and its recognition as the most empowered large South African corporate in the recent Financial Mail 'Most Empowered Companies' survey.