In collaboration with Ministry of Municipality and Environment and Al Wakra Municipality Doha Bank marks World Health Day 2019 with its annual ‘Beach Clean-up’ event themed ‘Save the Beaches for the Future’
Marking the World Health Day and delivering on its commitment to promoting environmental, social and economic sustainability, Doha Bank, one of the largest private commercial banks in Qatar, recently hosted its annual ‘Beach Clean-up’ event at Al Wakra Family Beach, under the theme ‘Save the Beaches for the Future’. The event was held on 6 April in collaboration with Qatar’s Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and Al Wakra Municipality.
Held as part of Doha Bank’s Green Banking initiatives, the Beach Clean-up was aimed at raising awareness among its employees and stakeholders as well as Doha community about the importance of protecting the environment and biodiversity and minimizing ecological footprint. Reaffirming their commitment to preserving nature, the Bank’s senior management executives, staff members, and customers actively picked up litter from the trash-strewn beach.
Dr. R. Seetharaman, Group CEO, Doha Bank, said: “Sustainability has remained at the core of Doha Bank’s operations and products and services, and we have been actively partnering with the authorities and leading organizations in Qatar to promote sustainable practices through educating and working with our different stakeholders and the Doha community at large. With our Beach Clean-up activity on the World Health Day, we hope we have successfully driven the message home that concerted and deliberate efforts toward reducing waste, preventing pollution and preserving biodiversity are critical to keeping the environment healthy, clean and safe. The tremendous support we received from Ministry of Municipality and Environment and Al Wakra Municipality has been key to the success of the Beach Clean-up event, and we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to them.”
Mr. Braik Ali HS Al-Marri, Acting Chief of Retail, Doha Bank, said: “As a responsible organization, Doha Bank has placed great emphasis on fostering a culture of sustainability to contribute to the Environmental Development pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030. Our customers have enthusiastically participated in our Green Banking initiatives and this demonstrates that our endeavors are aligned with their thoughts and goals. We remain committed to continue exploring new ways to address the growing challenge of ecological degradation and positively contribute to the environment, society and economy.”
Doha Bank’s Green Banking initiatives, which represent a major component of its Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) activity, include ‘Al Dana Green Run’, one of Qatar’s largest community events, and the ‘ECO-Schools Program’, which is designed to encourage schools in the country to proactively participate in the implementation of sustainable environmental practices. In addition, the Bank has launched ‘Tree Planting’ activity on several occasions in the past.