These loans cover a spectrum of environmentally friendly solutions
applied in private houses, commercial and industrial buildings,
from purchasing of an absorption chiller solution, financing
energy efficient components, planting trees, renovating lighting
systems and installation of photovoltaic panels, to landscaping
ENVIRONMENTAL LOANS SUBSIDISED
BY THE CENTRAL BANK OF LEBANON
AT PREFERENTIAL INTEREST RATES
Effluents and Waste
We sustained our “Grow Green” Program which encourages
employees to recycle solid waste at the workplace and at home,
and to dispose of it at the Bank’s three special hubs.
Collected plastic bottle caps continue to be donated to “arcenciel”
to provide wheelchairs for the disabled, and collected plastic
bottles are donated to Association de l’Ecoute. In 2016, we
persisted on tracking the impact of our “Grow Green” Program since its inception in 2012.
UPCYCLING FOR A CAUSE E-WASTE COLLECTION FUNDS NGO
Electronic waste or e-waste describes used and discarded electrical or electronic
devices destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling or disposal. Processing these in
developing countries can lead to adverse human health effects and environmental
pollution due to various chemicals and materials used in the production of such
equipment or accessories. Electronic scrap components, such as CPUs, RAMs etc.
contain potentially harmful components like lead, cadmium and beryllium.
Recycling and disposing of e-waste may involve significant risk to workers
and communities, and great care must be taken to avoid unsafe exposure
in recycling operations and leaking of heavy metals from landfills and
In this respect, Bank Audi’s CSR Unit extended its Recycling Program to include
electronic waste for ONE day in celebration of Earth Day on April 22. Collected
materials were donated to Association de l’Ecoute, an organisation established
in 1990 that assists disabled persons (deaf, blind or people suffering from limited
mobility) and people suffering from illnesses. Association de l’Ecoute upcycled the
collected materials by creating items to fund the purchase of wheelchairs and hearing
aids for the needy community.
This Initiative Aimed at Helping:
- Reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills.
- Conserve natural resources such as wood, water and minerals.
- Prevent pollution.
- Save energy.
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.
- Help sustain the environment for future generations.