BPI branches get inexperienced constructing certification
The Financial institution of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has set a brand new milestone within the nation’s sustainable banking operations as BPI Iloilo Solis and BPI Loyola Katipunan grew to become the primary two financial institution branches to earn Excellence in Design for Larger Efficiencies (EDGE) certification of World Financial institution Group member Worldwide Finance Company (IFC).
EDGE is a inexperienced constructing certification with quantitative metrics, offering cost-effective methods to scale back power use, water use, and embodied power in supplies. BPI hasthree extra branches within the pipeline for EDGE certification.
“Subsequent 12 months, we’ve got 25 branches deliberate for re-construction to additionally obtain EDGE certification. This varieties a part of our imaginative and prescient to guide in sustainable enterprise practices within the Philippine banking business and construct a greater Philippines—one household, one group at a time,” stated BPI Head of Shopper Banking Maria Cristina L. Go.
The certification of BPI Iloilo Solis and BPI Loyola Katipunan branches was issued by Philippine Inexperienced Constructing Initiative, Inc. (PGBI), an IFC-accredited certification physique.
In a current joint letter, PGBI President & Chairman Leandro A. Conti and PGBI EDGE Program Director Ramon D. Aguilos congratulated BPI for the achievement, noting, “Our evaluation confirms the auditor’s report that BPI Iloilo Solis resource-efficient design will end in reductions of twenty-two p.c in power, 23 p.c in water, and 76 p.c in supplies’ embodied power in comparison with a neighborhood base case.”
As for BPI Loyola Katipunan, PGBI’s evaluation confirmed the auditor’s report that its“resource-efficient design will end in reductions of 25 p.c in power, 31 p.c in water and 84 p.c in supplies’ embodied power in comparison with a neighborhood base case.”
Since 2017, BPI has been guiding actual property challenge house owners on complying with IFC EDGE’s useful resource effectivity requirements.
This varieties a part of BPI’s long-standing dedication of embedding sustainability within the conduct of enterprise to generate optimistic worth for the society and surroundings.
In keeping with this, BPI additionally continues to harness the ability of expertise by adopting a phygital strategy—a mix of bodily and digital channels—to offer banking shoppers with wider number of providers and experiences. With superior digital capabilities in place, the financial institution allows shoppers to consciously help sustainability via paperless banking, thereby lowering their carbon footprint.
In view of its cutting-edge sustainability improvements, BPI has reaped eight (8) sustainability-related awards as of October 2022, probably the most in a 12 months amongst Philippine banks.