YES SECURITIES (INDIA) LIMITED becomes the 1st Green Securities company
Mumbai, September 20, 2018: : YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector Bank, now has the highest number of its facilities under environment management system ISO 14001:2015 certification ambit in the BFSI Sector, leading the BFSI sector globally with the highest number of ISO 14001 certified green facilities. This extraordinary global achievement by an Indian bank comes on the back of YES BANK’s unmatched commitment to environmental sustainability. The Bank has developed robust process driven approaches for resource optimization, and expanded scope of environment management to 744 locations by integrating environmental sustainability into its operations. This marks the latest milestone achieved by the Bank in its journey in becoming a leading environmentally friendly bank.
In 2017, YES BANK migrated to latest ISO 14001:2015 certification by recertifying 447 metro urban branch locations and corporate offices for bringing down resource usage, waste generation & disposal costs, energy consumption and implementing environment friendly practices. The latest ISO 14001:2015 certification further expands the scope of the Bank’s commitment to the environment through a greater emphasis by leaders to implement EMS, a better strategic fit to incorporate environmental risk mitigation, integrating environmental impacts in Life Cycle Thinking, and driving effective internal and external stakeholder communication.
This achievement now also makes YES SECURITIES (INDIA) LIMITED, the broking, investment banking and merchant banking arm of YES BANK, India’s 1st ‘Green’ securities company. YES SECURITIES, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank, is also committed towards mainstreaming sustainability in India and globally by developing innovative financial products backed by strong research capabilities and cutting-edge technology.
Commenting on this achievement, Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO, YES BANK, said, “YES BANK’s quest to be the world’s greenest bank has reached a significant milestone, becoming the Bank with the highest number of facilities certified globally as per the benchmark ISO 14001:2015 certification. The certification not only endorses YES BANK’s commitment towards reducing its own carbon footprint through an approach of Life Cycle Thinking, but also highlights its leadership in mainstreaming environment sustainability, globally.”
Ms. Namita Vikas, Group President and Global Head, Climate Strategy and Responsible Banking, said, “With the highest number of ISO 14001:2015 certificated facilities YES BANK sets a new benchmark for BFSI sector globally, which demonstrates the Bank’s unmatched commitment to environmental sustainability. The 5 year long journey towards environmental excellence has been a collective effort, involving leadership at every level and precision monitoring of environmental performances”
About YES BANK
YES BANK is a ‘Full Service Commercial Bank’ providing a complete range of products, services and technology driven digital offerings, catering to Retail, MSME as well as corporate clients.
YES BANK operates its Investment banking, Merchant banking & Brokerage businesses through YES SECURITIES and its Mutual Fund business through YES Asset Management (India) Limited, both wholly owned subsidiaries of the Bank. Headquartered in Mumbai, it has a pan-India presence across all 28 states and 8 Union Territories in India including an IBU at GIFT City, and a Representative Office in Abu Dhabi.
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