Green Building Council of Sri Lanka recognised the Bank of Ceylon with “Green Business Leadership of the Year Award 2022 – Bank Section” and a “Gold Award” for its Wadduwa branch at the “Annual Green Building Awards 2022” in recognition of the bank’s active leadership role in environmental sustainability of the country. BOC as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility aligned with the Sustainability Development Goals (SDG) guidelines introduced by the United Nation, has actively engaged in maintaining its own infrastructure in accordance with “Green Building” standards ensuring maximum energy, water, and environment conservation possible. The bank already maintains its Kekirawa Trincomalee Super Grade, Panadura City, Walasmulla, Laggala, Melsiripura, Mathara Super Grade and Tangalle Branches under “Green Building” concept.
The award ceremony also highlighted the commitment shown by professionals who actively promote environment preservation and the bank’s electrical engineer N.K.B. Thilakawardana was recognised as the “Outstanding Green Professional of the year 2022 – Honourable Mentioned”.
Envisioned to be the catalyst for sustainable development through social, environmental, and economic bottom line, the bank stays on the course as a responsible corporate citizen. Addressing on the norms of Environment Social Governance (ESG) the Bank’s sustainable policy comprehensively covers every aspect with a suitable mechanism. With the strategic implementation of digital transformation that gradually replaced many of traditional procedures, policies and technologies and has laid down a solid foundation for the bank to embark on this cause. Maintaining Green branches is about going beyond the regular framework of operation for a bank. The bank effort is to set an example as a corporate leader to create awareness and encourage every business entity and an individual to maintain Environment healthy mannerism in every possible way they can.
Recognised among world’s top 1,000 banks by prestigious ‘’The Banker Magazine UK”, the Bank of Ceylon marks as the highest ranked Sri Lankan bank in the listing’s history. Despite various challenges, BOC maintains a strong balance sheet comprised of an asset base of over Rs. 4 trillion and deposit base of over Rs. 3 trillion in commanding its local peers. BOC also captured the No.1 Banking Brand in Sri Lanka for the 14th consecutive year in the “Brand Finance Lanka’s – Brand Annual”, compiled by Brand Finance Lanka for the year 2022, while also becoming the sole Banking brand to surpass a brand value over Rs. 50 billion.