Bahrain – The NBB Group, comprising the National Bank of Bahrain and the Islamic Bank of Bahrain (BisB), said it has completed the installation of solar panels at NBB’s Istiklal and Riffa Souq branches and BisB’s physical locations in the kingdom such as Arad and Hamad Town. financial centers.
The NBB Group, consisting of the National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) and the Islamic Bank of Bahrain (BisB), has successfully completed the installation of solar panels at a number of physical locations in the kingdom.
The panels will provide a continuous source of energy for NBB’s Istiklal and Riffa Souq branches and BisB’s Arad and Hamad Town financial centers, NBB said in a statement.
In line with its efforts to adopt sustainable practices that go beyond financial operations, the group has set the standard in the banking sector through its four solar-powered branches, strengthening the organization’s position in reducing its overall carbon footprint.
Branches are estimated to reduce their annual carbon emissions by 50%.
Commenting on the successful installation, Dana Buheji, the Group’s Senior Director of Human Resources and Sustainability, said: “The solar panel project is NBB Group’s ongoing initiative to adopt environmentally friendly solutions, reiterating our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint and improve our energy efficiency.”
“Our solar panel system generates more than 350 kW of energy in four arms, optimizing both our energy consumption and costs,” he said.
“We look forward to expanding the project to include the wider NBB and BisB locations, while implementing the Group’s strategy for future environmental and sustainable practices within the industry,” he said.
Haitham Seyadi, Group Head of Real Estate, Procurement and Management at NBB said: “We are proud to showcase the progress made on our solar panel project at the Group’s branches. Backed by a customer-centric approach, NBB Group continues to expand its operations. Building more environmentally friendly projects green initiatives with promise.”
“With the positive results of our solar panels, we aim to raise awareness of the importance of ESG in the Kingdom by implementing such practices in our operations,” he said.
Environmental responsibility, being an important part of NBB Group’s strategy, strengthens the organization’s efforts to act more responsibly. As one of the leading banking groups in the Kingdom, it is committed to strengthening its environmentally friendly practices on all fronts.
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