Last Thursday 27th June 2019, the last session of the Together for Sustainability one-day course, organised by the Malta CSR Institute, was held.
Funded by the HSBC Water Programme, the course, which has been running since October 2018, involved a series of talks on water conservation, energy consumption, waste management and reduction, and sustainable development; designed by Dr Alexandra Mifsud from the Centre of Environmental Education Research (CEER) at the University of Malta and Amanda Zahra from the Water and Energy Agency
HSBC Malta CEO Andy Beane
The last session was linked to European CSR day, which happens in June of every year. The aim of the European CSR day is to raise awareness on what CSR is, the importance of having it incorporated within a business strategy and framework, and the benefits that it yields, both to the company and its employees, as well as to the community and environment it operates in.
Helga Ellul, President of CORE Platform, explained that CSR must always start internally. From here, one can then start engaging in CSR activities outside of the company. Nowadays, consumers and customers are becoming more aware of responsible corporations, in fact, many are those that choose the services of a company that engages in CSR instead of one that does not.
HSBC Bank Malta CEO Andy Beane, said: “At HSBC, we are proud to be playing a leading role in developing sustainable economies internationally and locally. Today, our sustainability approach focuses on three main areas: sustainable finance; sustainable supply chains; and employability and financial capability. In each of these areas, we have begun to take genuine strides forward. We have set out a series of commitments to contribute to the global transition to a low-carbon economy. We have also pledged long-term support to help people access education and training, so they can acquire the skills they need to succeed in today’s workplace. And through our partnerships with customers, NGOs and other key stakeholders, we are encouraging responsible business in global supply chains.”
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