GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Banking and Investments

 
  Share

Bank's Keep the Creek Clean initiative clears more than 5,400kgs of waste from the ocean

Dubai, 08 June 2019: Emirates NBD, a leading financial institution in the region, is celebrating World Ocean Day this year by highlighting its commitment to preserving marine biodiversity, under the bank's Keep the Creek Clean marine conservation programme.

The Keep the Creek Clean initiative was introduced by Emirates NBD Private Banking in 2018, with the goal of helping preserve and clean up the UAE's waterways, specifically the Dubai Creek and its extended channels. The initiative has successfully trained 33 Emirates NBD Group employees in the PADI Open Water/Advanced Open Dive course, giving them the ability to dive down to 18 metres to help clean up and protect the UAE's underwater ecosystems. The first dive clean-up under the programme was held in collaboration with the Dubai Police and Divers Down at Al Hamriya Port in October 2018, resulting in the removal of more than 3 tonnes of waste from the Creek to be recycled or disposed responsibly. 
 
Saod Obaidalla, Executive Vice President and Head of Private Banking, at Emirates NBD said, “Sustainability is a top priority for Emirates NBD Private Banking, and we are committed to inspiring a cleaner future and helping preserve the UAE's environment for generations to come. The Private Banking division is pleased to lend support to valuable initiatives such as Keep the Creek Clean, which has been instrumental in making a difference to the UAE's marine ecosystems. I am particularly proud to note that the Bank's efforts have successfully resulted in the removal of 5,471 kilograms from our ocean through dive, kayak and beach clean ups since the initiative's inception,” Obaidalla added. 

World Ocean Day is observed every year as a reminder of the critical role oceans play in everyday life, aiming to raise awareness about the impact of human actions on oceans and mobilise and unite the world's population to sustainably manage oceans. 

Keep the Creek Clean, with support from Emirates NBD Private Banking, helps clear various types of refuse from the water – including ship parts, cars, tyres, household items, fishing nets and plastic waste – to create a cleaner environment for present and future generations, while encouraging marine biodiversity. 

The programme is managed under Emirates NBD Group's Social Investment Strategy Framework which includes various initiatives to support the environment. As a community-focused bank, Emirates NBD is a pioneer in private sector CSR volunteering and a member of IMPACT 2030, the corporate volunteering arm of the United Nations. The bank's award-winning Exchanger programme, which enables staff to exchange their time for social good, has completed 10,673 hours of volunteering so far this year. 

To find out more about Emirates NBD's environmental and CSR initiatives, the Exchanger programme, or the Private Banking division, visit www.emiratesnbd.com. 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 6021 times
Posted on : Saturday, June 8, 2019  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Schneider Electric Acquires Stake in AutoGrid
Next Story : NRI Businessman Rizwan Sajan becomes one of the first few foreigners to receive the 10-year visa
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Inventive, Futuristic and Daring Translucent is a Distinguished Milestone for Police.
Show your Nanny some love and treat them to a Complimentary Haircut throughout A...
Introducing Lunette: A Tool to Empower Women
Corum Golden Bridge Titane DLC - black beauty for the man of style
Robinsons Showcases Malone Souliers' Stunning New Collection for Pre-Fall 19
Marks & Spencer Unveils Its Autumn 2019 Kidswear Collection
Aesop's Parsley Seed Skin Priming Regimen
Ferragamo Urban - 2019 Fall/Winter Collection
GUESS - The Perfect Tote
Ralph Lauren Debuts “Wear Your Story” Denim Campaign
Corum Admiral Legend 42-Icon ahead
Sandro: The Power Suit
The future of photography and videography is in Canon's hands, with five 2019 EI...
Hormann announces speed rolling shutter DD S6
GEMS Education students shine with excellent A-Level examination results
Al Ain Hospital doctors save young girl from 2.5 cm pin in her lungs
Same Favourite Fragrance, New Innovative Products From the Ritual of Karma
Forecasting Mesmerising Sea Views and Exotic Seafood at Gonu
Tazio Nuvolari Vanderbilt Cup
Jaguar I-pace: Redefining What It Means to Be a ‘CAR'
Rock Chic Edit with GUESS
Autumn / Winter 2019-20 Men's and Women's Sneakers Collection
Modular Sofa's by Boconcept
Exceptional Playtime with Soundcore Vortex
Dubai Delivers on Tourist Volumes Again, With a Strong 8.36 Million Overnight Vi...
Get 50 per cent off back-to-school essentials at Dragon Mart
Spare a thought for abandoned cats today – International Cat Day!
Acclaimed Coin Collector to Pay Homage to UAE with Rare Coin Collection at ‘Year...
Marks & Spencer Celebrates the Success of its First Ever Vegan-Friendly Line – P...
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Islamic Culture launches a comprehensive e...
Abu Dhabi Airports completes preparations for the return of Hajj pilgrims
Second Week of “Health & Tourism 2019” Campaign Witnesses Remarkable Participati...
British Orchard Nursery collaborates with Department of Finance to open its 22nd...
Etisalat C&WS and Sparkle pioneer in enabling 5G Roaming Globally
SriLankan Airlines welcomes free visa on arrival facility to 48 countries
Saxo Bank completes acquisition of BinckBank
Bentley Motors Celebrates Centenary at Monterey Car Week
Making History: the Aston Martin Db4 Gt Zagato Continuation Programme is Handcra...
Ajman Free Zone signs MoU with Dubai Insurance Company
UK: The power of credit impulse at work
The Nordic Hall of the Heros is Open for Business - Aston Martin Valkyrie and Va...
Desigual's Fall/ Winter 2019 Collection
Dubai Tourism Partners With Ary to Invite Audiences to Discover the Emirate With...
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport Announces New Foreign Exchange Partnership ...
Business Lunch With an African Twist
Indian Film Actress Tamannaah Bhatia inaugurated 26th showroom of Malabar Gold &...
Marks & Spencer Reveals Its Autumn 2019 Womenswear Collection
UAE Team Emirates Leaves the Vuelta a Burgos After Banking a Series of Positive ...
Lenovo Kick-starts Fy19/20 With Industry Leading Growth, Doubling Year-on-year ...
Harris Pye UAE strengthens its footprint in Egypt