Preserving Natural Resources
Preserving Natural Resources

Preserving Natural Resources

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

Select Key Achievements

Direct Environmental Footprint

Q1

  • Investments made in more environmentally friendly systems
  • Revamped recycling efforts of all paper and plastic waste
  • Due to COVID outbreak and reduction of operating branches as well as number of staff working from home, NBB deployed certain measures in 2021 that had resulted in reduction of fuel consumption from NBB fleet. This has subsequently resulted in the CO2 emission on a year to year basis.
  • NBB also managed to digitalize most of its operations which has resulted in reduction of number of trips per NBB branch.

Q2

  • Raised public awareness on Earth Hour with the launch of ‘Think Future’ Sustainability Campaign
  • Raised public awareness on Earth Day
  • Raised public awareness on World Environment Day
  • Raised public awareness on World Nature Conservation Day

Q3

  • Announced our commitment to installing solar panels on selected NBB branches
  • Launched new personal loans product for solar panels

Q4

  • The bank has entered into an agreement with a reputable e-waste service provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain that is approved by the Supreme Council for Environment to collect and dispose all e-waste items collected from NBB premises.

 

Energy consumption

Energy consumption

Atmospheric Emissions Related to Energy Consumption

Atmospheric Emissions Related to Energy Consumption

Based on the graphs above and using calculations stated in ISO 14064:2018 Standard Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals.

Water consumption

Water consumption

Material & Waste Consumption

General Waste (old & new tower) 6 months ending June 2021
Total waste collected (KG)
  • We started measuring the general waste from all NBB premises in July 2021
  • Our target is to reduce collected waste by 15% in 2023.

 

Materials Consumption and Waste 2020 6 months ending June 2021 Target
Total Paper Consumption (paper count) 4,311,040 1,538,450 We aim to reduce the paper consumption by 5% in 2022
% of Paper recycled Data unavailable 8.4* We aim to increase recycled waste by 20% in 2023
Total paper consumption (KG) Data unavailable 7,663 We aim to reduce the paper consumption by 5% in 2022
Total paper recycled (KG) Data unavailable 647* We aim to increase recycled waste by 20% in 2023
Plastics recycled (KG) Data unavailable 68.8*
E-Waste recycled(KG) Data unavailable   This initiative will commence in Q4 2021

*March 2021 onwards

*Diesel is used when conducting on-load emergency generator test that is usually scheduled in Q3 each year

*consumption includes areas occupied by tenants since the bank has one main meter per building

** excluding the branches

To date, we have managed to recycle 6,910 Kgs out of 26,240 Kgs collected.