Environmental protection

Environmental protection is a key pillar of the Bank’s social responsibility.

With a view to protecting the environment, the Bank of Greece has incorporated into its operations various practices relating to:

  • the rational use of resources (energy saving and conservation of natural resources);
  • waste management (waste reduction, efficient management systems, recycling of used materials/consumables, etc.);
  • sustainable/green procurement (environment-friendly goods and services).

ISO 14001:2015 certification

The Environmental Management System of the Bank of Greece has obtained ISO 14001:2015 certification, following an audit by a recognised certification agency registered with the Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD) and with the International Certification Network (IQNet). The scope of certification covers all the activities of the Bank of Greece carried out at its facilities in Attica and elsewhere in Greece. 

By implementing an ISO 14001-conforming Environmental Management System, the Bank demonstrates its commitment to continuously improve its environmental performance, with a view to ensuring:

  • compliance with national and EU environmental legislation and international environmental requirements;
  • systematic and efficient resource management (rational use of materials, increasing the recycling rate, energy saving, water conservation and saving);
  • waste reduction and environmentally sound disposal;
  • staff awareness and engagement; 
  • recognition and effective mitigation or elimination of environmental risks. 

Banknote Printing Works (ΙΕΤΑ) 

  • IETA strictly adheres to European and national environmental legislation, encourages the reuse of materials and recycles or recovers most of the waste it generates.
  • Its environmental policy is implemented through an Environmental Management System that meets the requirements of ISO 14001:2015.
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