Openbank celebrates World Environment Day with week-long programme


Openbank, the 100% digital bank of the Santander Group, takes part in World Environment Day, held every 5 June, with the goal of raising awareness among its employees regarding sustainability. With the motto Make your Impact, the bank is running various events related to environmental protection and the importance of contributing to the planet’s development and the preservation of its natural resources.

During the week the initiative takes place, bank employees can take part in activities including a waste collection volunteer activity and a workshop to build nest boxes for passerines and swallows. Several talks are planned on organic food and its packaging, sustainable aquaculture and personal growth from a mental health perspective.

Over the past few years, Openbank has implemented various measures to raise awareness among its employees about the importance of caring for the planet, including ESG training, volunteer activities and workshops to increase ecological awareness, as well as measures to reduce environmental impact. At the same time, it has equipped its facilities with bicycle parking to promote sustainable transport, recycling stations on all floors of its offices and smart lighting generated from renewable energy that changes depending on what the rooms are used for.

Alongside the internal initiatives, the bank’s customers can also benefit from Openbank’s commitment to the environment by signing up to products such as virtual and physical cards made from 100% recycled PVC and its robo-advisor automated investment service, which prioritises investment in funds that fulfil environmental, sustainable and good governance (ESG) criteria.

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