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National Bank of Abu Dhabi publishes 2011 Sustainability Report

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the ‘Safest Bank in the UAE’, has released its 2011 Sustainability Report, entitled ‘Catalysing Change’. 

The report covers significant achievements in Sustainable practice and delivery across the group and progress on 31 Sustainability Commitments. Highlights include:

  • Maintaining position as one of the ‘World’s 50 Safest Banks’
  • Launching nine new Business Banking Centres to support SME development
  • Integration of sustainability factors into internal audit programmes
  • Increasing representation of women in leadership roles including management of 51% of branches
  • Exceeding water conservation goals, reaching 43% reduction in consumption
  • Opening a second Academy to support employee professional development
  • Committing to constructing all new premises to a stretching environmental standard

NBAD has 119 branches in the UAE and a growing network of 51 premises in 12 other countries.

Providing a fully diversified portfolio of financial services, NBAD aims to be the leading sustainable bank in the region. To achieve this aim it sets challenging targets with solid commitments to deliver; seeks to engage widely with stakeholders; and to share information - positive and negative - openly, honestly and transparently.

The report is available for download here.

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Comment by Caroline Assaf on June 22, 2012 at 7:21am

Well done for Bank of Abu Dhabi. Another great example is Vancity in Vancouver. This financial institution has embraced sustainability in everything they do. Worth checking their website:www.vancity.com

I hope more banks and companies will commit to sustainability. And thank you Abu Dhabi bank for being  a role model.

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