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    BITC Ireland (Permanent TSB) - The Launch of Ireland's First Green Loan Private

    In February 2007, Permanent TSB launched Ireland's first green loan.  A €10m fund was made available to facilitate customers borrowing money to improve the energy efficiency of their home.  This was the first scheme of its kind to be launched by any bank in Ireland.

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    BITC Ireland (Diageo) - Embedding our Commitment to Environmental Sustainability Private

    A series of initiatives are in place to reduce environmental impact and use resources efficiently:

    1. Offsetting Carbon Emissions: In February 2007, Diageo Ireland introduced a new initiative focused on offsetting carbon emissions from business air travel. Every time a brewery team member takes...

    MVO Nederland (Office Depot) - Responsible Procurement what does it take Private

    Our initiative called ‘Responsible Procurement what does it take!' is in development and scheduled to go live in 2011. We have noticed that many customers, both corporate and SME perceive responsible procurement being difficult and it is just buying ‘green' products. However we do believe...

    BITC UK (BT) - Carbon Clubs Private

    "Carbon Clubs" were created for the employees of BT in June 2007, in response to their request to do something for the environment. Clubs are a framework for people to share knowledge and ideas with colleagues and take action together. No rules were given: each group is free to explore issues...

    Hellenic Network for CSR (Bank of Cyprus Greece) - Greek schools create for the environment Private

    In 2008, the Bank decided to further enrich its educational programme Oikade in order to enhance the goal of environmental awareness and spread the message to even more pupils throughout Greece. Therefore, the Bank in collaboration with several NGOs established a Panhelennic Student Art...

    Hellenic Network for CSR (AB Vassilopoulos) - 29/5 AB Volunteers’ Day Over 120 activities and 3,000 volunteers Private

    The company responded to the challenge through organizing its first official corporate “Volunteer Day”. Even though volunteer activities had taken place in the previous years, this is the first year that a specific date was appointed for all 10,000 employees, who were also responsible for...

    Hellenic Network for CSR (Marfin Egnatia Bank) - Paper-Recycling Program of Marfin Egnatia Bank Private

    The Company responded to this challenge through their paper-recycling program that is operated by the Bank in collaboration with a nonprofit organization named KLIMAKA and the NGO klimaxplus.

    The aim of the program is to raise awareness of personnel to volunteer for the society and the...

    BITC Ireland (CRH) - Using Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) as a substitute for coal Private

    Approximately 40% of the CO2 generated in the production of cement clinker arises from the carbon content of the fuels used, due to the traditional reliance on fossil fuels within the industry. In order to reduce the carbon footprint of its process, Irish Cement has embarked on a programme of...

    Hellenic Network for CSR (Eurobank EFG) - WWF ECO2NOMY Private

    The objective of the WWF Eco2nomy programme is to educate the public and the households on the ways they can protect the environment while saving some money.

    The solution is based on the provision of tools that households can use to increase energy efficiency, to reduce waste and to save up to...

    MVO Nederland (Durabilit) - Greener Network Calculator Private

    The aim of the Greener Network Calculator is to enable companies to determine how much CO2 emission they reduce when they reuse network equipment, or use refurbished equipment rather than purchasing new. This shows that the immediate CO2 emissions related to the purchase and use of a specific...

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