Preserving Natural Resources
Preserving Natural Resources

Preserving Natural Resources

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Pillar Statement

To be conscious about our environmental footprint and integrate a responsible conduct within our operations

Pillar Objectives

  • Significantly improve our environmental performance, including taking action to mitigate climate change and minimise our environmental impact

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Direct Environmental Footprint

Q1

 

Direct Environmental Footprint

Direct Environmental Footprint

Direct energy consumption

Direct energy consumption

*Petrol Consumption calculations were based on money spent, then converted to consumption using the Tariffs imposed on the type of Gasoline Consumed for each vehicle i.e.
Gasoline 91 or 95
The Tariffs rates are 0.140 BHD for Gasoline 91, and 0.200 BHD for Gasoline 95.
Diesel Consumption at NBB refers only to backup generators.

**Diesel was converted from m3 to GJ, and the conversion rate is 41.030 as per DataQualityApps e. K. website.

***Petrol was converted from m3 to GJ, and the conversion rate is 36.006 as per DataQualityApps e. K. website.

 

Note1 Diesel consumption is calculated on average since the consumption was not recorded on a monthly basis in 2021.

Petrol Consumption increased by 14% due to lifted covid restrictions and some branches in 2021 were not in operations (NBB reduced operating branches but didn’t permanently closed them). And subsequently this affected energy consumption from petrol.

Diesel consumption was not recorded on a monthly basis in 2021 so average consumption was reported. Hence, Q1 2022 showed higher percentage/use. And subsequently this affected energy consumption from Diesel.

 

Indirect energy consumption 2019 2020 2021 3 Months ending March 2021 3 Months ending March 2022
Electricity consumption (office, storage, facilities, etc.) (kWh)* 15,484,480
NBB towers
13,244,080
NBB towers
12,185,400
NBB towers
3,115,289*
Branches
2,263,880
NBB towers
551,414
Branches
2,035,800
NBB towers
420,260
Branches
Energy consumption from electricity (GJ) ** 55,744.12
NBB towers
47,678.68
NBB towers
43,867.44
NBB towers
11,215.04
8,150
NBB towers
1,985.1
7,328.88
NBB towers
1,512.94
Energy consumption from outside the organisation (GJ) - - N/A N/A N/A
Energy consumption intensity (GJ/employee) 73.16
NBB towers
62.65
NBB towers
83.23***
NBB towers
64.45
Branches
15.46
NBB towers
11.41
Branches
11.15
NBB towers
7.48
NBB towers
Energy intensity by space (GJ/m2 of space) 2.07
NBB towers
1.77
NBB towers
1.63
NBB towers
1.26
Branches
0.30
NBB towers
0.31
Branches
0.27
NBB towers
0.24
Branches
Renewable energy consumption (office, storage, facilities, etc.) (kWh) - - N/A N/A N/A

 

*Branches Power Consumption was only reported in 2021. Three branches that did not report electricity consumption were excluded from the calculations as the landlord pays for the electricity consumption. The number of branches that reported electricity consumption is 20

**The conversion factor from Kwh to GJ is 0.0036 as per DataQualityApps e. K. website

***Energy intensity relates to internal energy consumption only. Energy Consumption Intensity was calculated by Dividing Energy Consumption (GJ) by the Number of Staff in Branches or Towers excluding interns and contractors as of 2021

 

Power (Electricity) consumption has decreased by approx. 10% in head offices due to installation of Building Management System; and 24% in branches some branches such as A’ali and Qalali are not in use/operations. Also staff awareness had increased.

 

Water consumption* 2019 2020 2021 3 Months ending March 2021 3 Months ending March 2022
Total water consumption (000 litres) 19,952
NBB towers
14,792
NBB towers
17,228
NBB towers
1,659
Branches
4227
NBB towers
387.92
Branches
5227
NBB towers
406.73
Branches
Water consumption intensity (litres/ employee)** 26.2
NBB towers
19.4
NBB towers
32.7
NBB towers
9.5
Branches
8.02
NBB towers
2.23
Branches
7.96
NBB towers
2.01
Branches

 

*This table excludes branches that did not report any water consumption as the landlord pays for them. The number of branches that reported water consumption is 15.

**Water consumption intensity is calculated by dividing water consumption by the number of staff in branches or towers, excluding interns and contractors as of 2021

 

Water consumption increased due to lifted covid restrictions and more staff returning to work in the office.

 

Total Waste Generated 2019 2020 2021 3 Months ending March 2021 3 Months ending March 2022
Non-hazardous waste (tons) - - 24.32 8.37 4.7
Hazardous waste (tons)* 0 0 0 0 0
Total paper consumed (kg)** - 21,479 15,124 3,700.7 5,215.2
Total waste produced (tons)*** - - 67.12 N/A 28.28

 

*The bank does not report any Hazardous waste as of 2021

**Paper consumption weight is calculated by multiplying the total number of papers consumed at NBB by the weight of one Ream of A3 or A4 paper

***Total Waste produced consists of the sum of Non-hazardous waste, Total paper consumed and General Waste.

General waste data collection started from August 2021 for NBB Towers

 

Note the collection of recyclable non-hazardous waste started in March 2021 for towers, and May 2021 for Branches. To be consistent, the figures in the template reflect recyclable non-hazardous waste in towers for March 2021 and March 2022.

Note General Waste data collection started in August 2021, hence the data for total waste produced is unavailable

The reason behind the decrease in non-hazardous is waste is due to the larger quantity of Nidduki paper shredded in Q1 2021 compared to Q1 2022.

Total paper consumed increased in Q1 2022 due to the staff returning to work in the office.

 

Total Waste Recyclable 2019 2020 2021 3 Months ending March 2021 3 Months ending March 2022
Non-hazardous waste (tons)* - - 24.32 8.37 4.7
Hazardous waste (tons)* 0 0 0 0 0
Total volume of wastewater generated (m3 ) - - - - -
Total volume of wastewater reused or recycled (m3 ) - - - - -
Volume of IT products and personal computers recycled (tons)       0 0.99
Printer cartridges (tons)     67.12 0 0
ATM machines (tons)     6.9** 0 0

 

Total Paper Consumption 2019 2020 2021 3 Months ending March 2021 3 Months ending March 2022
Paper Count 3,340,765 4,311,040 3,036,33 795,49 1,046,974
Paper Consumption KG - 21,479 15,124 3,700.7 5,215.2
% of Paper recycled - - 24% 2.49%* 4.7%*

 

* Recycling started in Mar’21. To be consistent, the % of paper recycled only reflects figures from Mar’22

There was an increase in paper consumption because more staff are working from the office.

 

Materials Consumption and Waste 2019 2020 2021 3 Months ending March 2021 3 Months ending March 2022
Total paper consumption (KG) - - 15,123.55 3,700.7 5,215.2
Total paper recycled (KG)* - - 3,601.8 92 245
Plastics recycled (KG)* - - 343.6 8 16.1
Cans recycled (KG)* - - 112.15 8.6 8.55
Electronics recycled (KG) - - - - -
Clothing recycled (KG) - - N/A N/A N/A
E-Waste (KG) - - -    
E-Waste recycled(KG)** - - 6.99   0.99

 

*We started recycling in March 2021 onwards for towers and May 2021 for branches. To remain consistent, figures reflect recycling in towers for March 2022 and March 2021

**E-waste started in December 2021

There was an increase in paper consumption because more staff are working from the office

 

Climate Change

Greenhouse gas emissions* 2019 2020 2021 3 Months ending March 2021 3 Months ending March 2022
Direct GHG emissions (scope 1) (tons CO2 e) - 34.4 39.8 9.16 11.02
Indirect GHG emissions (scope 2) (tons CO2 e) 9,801.7
NBB towers
8,383.5
NBB tower
7,713.4
NBB towers
1,972
Branches
1,433.04
NBB towers
349.05
Branches
1,288.67
NBB towers
266.02
Branches
Other indirect GHG emissions (scope 3) (tons CO2 e) – business travel - - -    
Total GHG emissions (tons CO2 e) 9,801.7 8,417.9 9,725.2 1,791.25 1,565.71
GHG emissions intensity (tons CO2 e / employee)** 12.86 11.06 14.63***
NBB towers
11.3
Branches
2.74****
NBB towers
2.01
Branches
1.98****
NBB towers
1.31
Branches

*The GHG Emissions were measured in accordance to the international GHG protocol that defines reporting scopes 1, 2 and 3. The CO2 Emissions were calculated in accordance to ISO 14064:2018 Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

**The GHG Emissions Intensity was calculated by dividing the CO2e by the Number of Staff in Branches or Towers excluding interns and contractors as of 2021

***The intensity only includes scope 2 divided over the number of employees in towers and branches

****The intensity in Q1 2021 and Q1 2022 has been amended to include both Scope 1 and Scope 2 for towers