YES Bank has become the first bank globally to migrate to the ISO 14001:2015 certification for its environmental management system (EMS). This move comes on the back of YES BANK’s unmatched commitment to environmental sustainability.
The Bank has developed robust process driven approaches, created a comprehensive E-learning module for employees, and adopted a new EMS policy, among other initiatives aimed at integrating environmental sustainability into its operations.
In 2014, YES BANK became the first bank in India to receive the ISO 14001:2004 certification for bringing down resource usage, waste generation & disposal costs, energy consumption, and implementing environment friendly practices.
Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO, YES Bank said, “This certification not only endorses YES BANK’s commitment towards reducing its own carbon footprint through an approach of Life Cycle Thinking, but also highlights its leadership in mainstreaming environment sustainability, globally.”
In 2016, YES BANK released its new Environment Management Policy and pledged towards climate action by doubling its GHG emissions intensity reduction target.
Namita Vikas, Group President and Managing Director, Climate Strategy and Responsible Banking, said, “The latest ISO 14001:2015 certification ahead of its peers globally, demonstrates YES BANK’s unmatched commitment to environmental sustainability.”