Rohit Walia, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO at the tree planting event
Alpen Capital along with Bank Sarasin-Alpen celebrated Sustainability Week from 2nd October to 6th October across all locations. The week titled “Let’s Go Sustainable!” was designed to encourage employees to adopt a more sustainable approach in their day to day activities and contribute towards a more sustainable future.
The organizations listed out various initiatives as a part of the week and some of the key changes include introduction of recycled paper for all marketing documents & business cards, recycled waste management across locations as well as a tree planting activity. A sustainable transport day was organized educating employees on the various options available to them and how little changes in their lifestyle can make a difference. Employees also got a chance to test how sustainability savvy they are by taking part in the Sustainability quiz on the last day of the week. The quiz was organized with the purpose of promoting increased awareness on sustainable living.
Employees across all locations also came together for a tree planting activity in partnership with the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) which is a group dedicated to protecting the environment through education, action programs and community involvement.
Rohit Walia, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Alpen Capital and Bank Sarasin-Alpen Group, “Sustainability is the underlying foundation of our organizations. Although our organizations are small in size, we have been actively involved in several community initiatives. I hope that the Sustainability week will influence us to make small changes in our lifestyle which going forward will make a big difference and help minimize the negative impact of our activities on the environment. I would like to extend our appreciation towards Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) for their support in the tree planting initiative.”
Mr. Ali Ibrahim, EEG Executive Committee Member, Emirates Environmental Group, “The Million Tree Campaign is continuing in the years to come as an ongoing commitment to UNEP and as part of our long term goal to ensure that small but practical steps are taken to join the global effort of expanding the carbon sinks in the UAE as well as to support our cause of preserving and protecting our ecosystem. EEG is pleased to join hands with Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital to spread the sustainable green patch in the UAE and the region.”