SAN DIEGO–California Bank & Trust will continue to introduce initiatives in order to improve the institution’s ecological footprint. The bank has implemented an industry-leading fare reimbursement program that encourages its employees to use mass transit while discouraging commuting in single-occupant vehicles, which is scientifically known to be detrimental to the environment.
The bank fare reimbursement program was recently recognized as a silver winner in the Best Workplace for Commuters Race to Excellence by the University of South Florida and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In support of the fare reimbursement program, the bank has a small fleet of cars that can be used during the day to make onsite business meetings by those who commute via mass transit. The bank also offers customers the option for paperless statements to reduce paper waste and help protect the environment.
“At CB&T, we are committed to finding opportunities to lessen our impact on the environment,” said David Russell, senior vice president and facilities manager for California Bank & Trust. “Our Corporate Facilities group continues to implement green initiatives and upgrade as opportunities become available through equipment replacement and light retrofitting of certain facilities with more energy efficient equipment. We look forward to implementing additional green initiatives and working with green companies as their premier bank in 2010.”