Manager Corporate Sustainability, Lim Boon Teck, together with other HSBC colleagues showing by example by cycling to work.

On Friday 22 April 2011, HSBC Brunei staff decided to go green in celebration of Earth Day. As an organization that both actively promotes and pro-actively supports green initiatives, Earth day is one of the important days in HSBC’s Corporate Sustainability calendar.

HSBC staff were also encouraged to do at least one green act this Earth Day. Several staff took alternative means to work, such as choosing to cycle from home which is a more environmental friendly mode of transportation, instead of driving. Staff also took the opportunity to bring in recyclable waste from their homes which were then duly deposited into the available recycling bins. Staff also wore green to work, to show their support and promote awareness of this green campaign.
All these efforts were in support of the Earth Day Network’s theme, ‘A Billion Acts of Green’ with the goal of amassing one billion environmental actions in advance of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable development in Rio di Janeiro.

Lim Boon Teck, Manager Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Brunei, commented, “The current environmental problem that we are encountering is a result of our own lifestyle choices. Thus, if every individual commits to doing one act of green, the accumulative result will be significant. By encouraging our staff to pledge their own commitment, individually and collectively as a bank, we too can contribute to this positive change.”
In addition to its environment commitment, ensuring education is accessible to disadvantaged children is also an important part of HSBC’s Corporate Sustainability strategy.

In the upcoming HSBC charity event ‘WalkRunCycle’ on the 22 May 2011,  members of the public will have the opportunity to help raise funds for three local NGOs dedicated to the education of special need children; Pusat Ehsan Al-Hajah Maryam, KACA and SMARTER. Members of the public who are interested to participate can obtain registration forms from all HSBC branches, Triple Star Kiulap and FitnessZone. The closing date for registrations in on the 30 April 2011. For more details and information, visit   

HSBC staff supports Earth Day by wearing green. 

Some staff took the initiative to bring in their recyclable waste from their homes to deposit into the recycling bins.