Sharon De Silva, Senior Manager – NDB Corporate Sustainability, Shanka Abeywardene, Assistant Vice President, NDB Corporate Planning & Business Intelligence, Melody Wickramanayake, Chairperson NDB CS Committee and Vice President – NDB Legal, Chamara Ariyathilaka, CEO, SLCF, GayanMadusanka, Project Executive, SLCF, Harshani Abeyrathna, Verification Manager, SLCF.
NDB Bank has embarked on a project to understand and manage the Bank’s climate change impacts and as the first step; the Bank signed an MoU with the verification body ‘Sri Lanka Climate Fund’ (SLCF) to ascertain the Bank’s ‘Carbon Footprint’ – also known as “GHG Assessment”.
Training was also conducted for key internal stakeholders by the GHG Expert – Dr. Lalith Senaweera, Retired Director General/CEO of the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) and GHG Verifier – Gayan Madusanka, GHG validation and Verification Division, Sri Lanka Climate Fund (Pvt) Ltd.
Commenting on the project, the Chairperson of the NDB Corporate Sustainability Committee Melody Wickramanayake said, “Climate Action is a key focus area in the Bank’s sustainability agenda. The goal is to proceed towards being Carbon Neutral which will benefit our planet in many ways. It will also increase efficiencies within the organisation since identifying and quantifying CO2 emissions help to identify & rectify excessive energy usage or other inefficiencies.”