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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...

    BLF Serbia (Erste Bank) - Corporate volunteer programme Private

    The Bank has addressed this challenge through integrating corporate volunteering within its business practice and established clear principles and procedures for the implementation of volunteer activities in order to encourage its employees to participate and then initiate new actions...

    BLF Serbia (Ernst & Young) - Volunteer engagement for environmental sustainability Private

    Ernst & Young respond to this challenge through the implementation of volunteer activities which are coordinated globally, regionally and locally, taking into consideration all specific conditions and cultural differences of each country.

    The activities carried out in partnership with other...

    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...

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