Millennium bcp turns paper statements into trees
Millennium bcp, as part of its Sustainability policy, has just joined AMI - Assistência Médica Internacional in the “Vamos Todos ser Dinis” (“Let's all be Dinis”) campaign of the Ecoética project, to participate in the reforestation of the Pinhal de Leiria, where more than 80% of the trees were destroyed in the fires of 2017.
Throughl September 2020, each time a Millennium Customer signs up to receive their monthly bank statement in digital format, the Bank will donate €1 to this project. Regardless of the amount collected, Millennium bcp is committed to financially supporting this initiative with a minimum donation of €10,000. The campaign will culminate in a replanting effort in November 2020, to rehabilitate of 100,000 sq. m. Many volunteers, including employees and customers of Millennium bcp, will participate in this project.
Miguel Maya, Chief Executive Officer of Millennium bcp, said that “our support for this initiative underlines the importance of switching to digital, and encourages the transformation of processes used by financial services to make them more compatible, in environmental terms. This is an emblematic action, as it will contribute to the rehabilitation of one of the forest areas with enormous importance for Portugal.”
Fernando Nobre, President of AMI - Assistência Médica Internacional, said: “AMI is committed to be an agent of change, to following and promoting the adoption of conscious and responsible behavior by citizens, companies and institutions. If we all work together, contributing to the 2030 Agenda and playing our part to preserve the planet, there will be no need for a plan B.”
Millennium bcp is strongly committed to developing its Sustainability policy, promoting a culture of responsible investment and consumption, and assuming the goal of maintaining a consistent reduction of the ecological footprint as a way of protecting the environment, preserving natural resources and fighting climate change. Millennium has revised its Sustainability Master Plan, which guides action on ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) matters, including policies and actions that contribute to achieving the goals defined by the Paris Agreement, and also to minimize the environmental impacts of its operations, an effort reflected in the objectives of reducing consumption (energy, water, materials and greenhouse gas emissions) to which we commit each year.
AMI is a Portuguese, private, independent, non-political, non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is to “Bring humanitarian aid and promote human development, taking into account Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals, in the areas of health, society and the environment, anywhere in the world, regardless of race, gender, age, nationality, language, politics, religion, philosophy or social position, considering each person as a unique, irreplaceable being, worthy of attention and care.”
For more information about this project, see: https://ami.org.pt/missao/ecoetica/
2019 - Planting trees, looking to the future