Tuesday 26 May, 2020

The JMMB Group supports environmental sustainability

The JMMB Bank recently partnered with members of the Carbon Zero Initiative of Trinidad and Tobago (CZITT) in its Environmental Sustainability thrust.

The Group, together with CZITT, supported the 1000 Trees Challenge by distributing Moringa trees to JMMB team members and clients on Wednesday at their Port of Spain and Tunapuna branches and on Thursday at their Chaguanas and SouthPark locations.

CZITT is a non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring that Trinidad and Tobago becomes a Carbon Neutral country by the year 2050. Today Trinidad and Tobago is considered one of the 10 producers of greenhouse gases per capita. Countries need to become carbon neutral to avoid a 2⁰ C temperature rise globally.

Environmental Sustainability is one of JMMB’s Corporate Social Responsibility pillars, which also include Empowerment and Education. The partnership between JMMB and CZITT underscores JMMB’s commitment to bringing about social changes and community involvement that positively impact the environment.

As part of the 1000 trees challenge persons receiving the Moringa trees were asked to take photos of the newly planted trees and forward to CZITT together with the trees location, the details of which will be placed into CZITT’s geographical information system, (GIS) and mapped.

It's hoped that the planting of 1000 trees would absorb enough nocuous CO2 gases, a major greenhouse gas responsible for the continuous rise in global temperatures, to assist in mitigating the effects of climate change.

In a media release issued on Friday, the JMMB Group said it will continue to partner with CZITT and other likeminded organisations to promote the preservation of the environment.

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