KUALA LUMPUR, 4 February 2020 – AmBank Group has recently launched the “No Single-Use Plastic Programme” at Bangunan AmBank Group. The group-wide initiative which is part of the Group Sustainability Agenda aims to eliminate all single-use plastics including plastic straws, plastic containers, and plastic cutleries. This initiative takes the Group a step forward in its effort to improve the economic, social and environmental (ESG) outcomes of our community.
“We see this initiative as a crucial step as part of the global agenda in addressing this environmental issue and bring about positive climate change not only by our lending practices, but also by reducing our own Single-Use Plastic consumption. It’s a small step but the awareness and support from our staff along with the general patron will help us achieve our goal.”
Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Chairman of AmBank Group
The No Single-Use Plastic Programme will run in two phases from 6 January 2020 to 30 September 2020. Phase 1 which has commenced on 6 January 2020, involves all food and beverage outlets at Menara AmBank, Bangunan AmBank Group, and Wisma AmFirst. These outlets include cafeterias and other food and beverages tenant outlets. All patrons of these eateries are encouraged to bring their own containers and bags or opt to purchase biodegradable plastic at RM0.20 each.
Phase 2 will begin on 1 April 2020 whereby No Single-Use Plastic at other tenants within the various AmBank Group buildings such as clinics, florists, cafes and others as well as all pantries in AmBank Group locations including at the branches. The effort includes discontinuation of plastic-based marketing collaterals and merchandise items by AmBank Group.
To further encourage AmBankers’ participation, an internal contest called #AmBankSaysNoToSingleUsePlastic was held via Instagram in January 2020 whereby staff can share how they practice #nosingleuseplastic in their daily routine.
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