Standard Chartered raises its voice
Standard Chartered in celebration of World Environment Day 2014 and in keeping with the international theme "Raise your voice, not the sea level" invited Professor Devaka Weerakoon of Colombo University's Zoology Department to address staff and invitees from the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. His interactive and thought provoking session focusing on exploring the significance of climate change for Sri Lanka as a small island developing state, particularly highlighted the concerns around rising sea levels and the global impact, especially on island nations such as ours.
More than a 100 volunteers from the bank periodically visit the beaches at Kosgoda to plant a further pandanus. The pandanus are planted at Kosgoda near sea turtle nesting areas to help with the conservation of Sri Lanka's marine turtle population, as well as to replenish the green cover in the area. Loss of the vegetation in the area has led to the turtle hatchlings emerging from the nest at night being disorientated by the street lights, leading them to crawl towards the brightest, lowest horizon which under natural conditions is the reflection of the moon and stars on the sea, but instead is the highway or inland.
Standard Chartered welcomes its clients to "raise their voice" for the environment by requesting a conversion to an eStatement. Clients may call the Bank on 2480480 and make a request to have paper statements converted to electronic statements.