Piraeus Bank awarded at the European Business Awards for the Environment

Piraeus Bank was awarded at European level, among 180 organizations, as one of the four best companies in the category “Management” at the European Business Awards for the Environment.

The award ceremony took place in Tallinn, Estonia, on October 27, 2016 and the award was received by Mr. Prokopis Gavriil, Environmental Manager of Piraeus Bank Group Management.

With the nomination «The Expandability of a Robust Certified EMS – the Case of Piraeus Bank» the bank ranked first at national level in the category “Management” for the development, construction and operation of the Environmental Management System. The Bank also competed at European level and stood among the top four leading organizations that have achieved significant environmental achievements.

As stated by General Manager Mr. Vrasidas Zavras “The commitment Piraeus Bank in reducing the environmental footprint is given and timeless. Thanks to the Environmental Management System we reduce by 2008 the electricity consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by 30% per employee, thereby saving every year at least 5 million euros in operating expenses.”

More specifically, Piraeus Bank, as part of its commitment to continuously reduce the environmental impact of its operation, has developed and implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS) in all its stores and administrative offices. Since 2011 the CCM Bank is certified according to Regulation Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) of the European Union and the ISO 14001: 2004 standard. With more than 700 building infrastructure and more than 1,000 employees directly involved in the EMS, Piraeus Bank is one of the largest organizations in Europe to implement such a strict environmental management standard.