HSBC Malta has won the Public Awareness category at the Greening The Islands Awards, held in Palermo, Sicily, in recognition of the HSBC Water Programme and the Malta CSR Institute – Together for Sustainability, according to a press statement sent to Business Malta. The awards focus on best practices in accelerating the sustainability and self-sufficiency of islands and remote locations.
“The contribution of the Energy and Water Agency as a lead partner was important in raising awareness on the importance of, among others, water conservation, waste management and reduction, and sustainable development,” HSBC says in the press statement.
Greening The Islands is an innovative organisation supporting the self-sufficiency and sustainability of islands worldwide, and focussing on enabling cooperation between local authorities, businesses, citizens and academia.
As part of HSBC’s Global Water Programme, the bank has invested close to €1m in water and other sustainability initiatives in the island nation, such as Catch the Drop, Water Explorer, and the Malta CSR Institute – Together for Sustainability.
HSBC Malta also supports the Malta CSR Institute that has recently launched the Business Against Food Waste, helping restaurants to better manage food supplies; and Invest+, a series of financial literacy workshops organised with the Malta Business Bureau.