New Delhi, July 11, 2015: YES BANK, India’s fifth largest private sector Bank, was awarded the ‘Golden Peacock Environment Management Award – 2015’ in the Banking (Financial) Category at the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) 17th World Congress on Environment Management held in Delhi on July 10-11, 2015. YES BANK is the only bank in the history of IoD’s World Congress on Environment Management, to win the prestigious award twice in Environment Management category. The event witnessed participation from Shri. Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forest & Climate Change as the Chief Guest.
On receiving this award, Mr. Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO, YES BANK said “This recognition is important as banking sector as the largest intermediary in the economy plays a crucial role in enabling environment management. Since inception, YES BANK has been at the forefront of mainstreaming environmental sustainability, leadership on climate change and renewable energy and value creation through solutions for the under-banked and unbanked. We certainly hope awards like these will help evangelize sustainability and environment management in the entire banking sector”
YES BANK’s Responsible Banking ethos has received national as well as international recognition for its best practices in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development. Commenting on this achievement, Ms. Namita Vikas, Senior President & Country Head – Responsible Banking, YES BANK said, “The award reinforces YES Bank’s commitment to sound sustainability practices. We take significant pride in achieving a sustainability leadership position by conducting our operations in an environmentally responsible manner, thereby reinforcing our collective efforts towards realizing our vision of becoming the Benchmark Indian Financial Institution for Sustainability”.
For its commitment to sustainable development and Responsible Banking, YES BANK has been recognized by this prestigious award in the Environment Management category, having won for ‘CSR’ in 2013 and ‘Sustainability’ in 2012. More recently YES BANK was conferred the ‘Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement’ at The Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards in Germany.
About Golden Peacock Awards
The Golden Peacock Environment Management Award were instituted in 1998 by the Institute of Directors, and recognize Indian organizations that demonstrate integration of best environmental management practices into their organizational operations to achieve world class stature in environmental sustainability.
The 2nd Awards cycle (comprising of Environment Management, Occupational Health & Safety and Eco-Innovation categories) received over 469 responses, out of which 245 were shortlisted after a rigorous 3 tier assessment process done by an Expert Assessment Group of Environment and Health & Safety experts. The Golden Peacock Awards Jury was chaired by Justice (Dr.) Arijit Pasayat, former Judge, Supreme Court of India, former Chairman, Competition Appellate Tribunal of India & Authority for Advance Ruling (Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax).
About YES BANK LIMITED
YES BANK, India’s fifth largest private sector Bank with a pan India presence across all 29 states and 7 Union Territories of India, headquartered in the Lower Parel Innovation District (LPID) of Mumbai, is the outcome of the professional & entrepreneurial commitment of its Founder Rana Kapoor and its top management team, to establish a high quality, customer centric, service driven, private Indian Bank catering to the future businesses of India.
YES BANK has adopted international best practices, the highest standards of service quality and operational excellence, and offers comprehensive banking and financial solutions to all its valued customers.
YES BANK has a knowledge driven approach to banking, and offers a superior customer experience for its retail, corporate and emerging corporate banking clients. YES BANK is steadily evolving as the Professionals’ Bank of India with the long term mission of “Building the Finest Bank of the World in India” by 2020.
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