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Axis Bank celebrates World Environment Day, mobilises communities to protect the environment

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Bengaluru:  On World Environment Day, Axis Bank, one of India’s leading private sector banks, organised a series of initiatives to reaffirm its commitment towards preserving the environment and promoting sustainability. To instill a sense of environmental consciousness and responsibility amongst the community, Axis Bank organised ‘Open for the Planet Clean-A-Thon’- a nation-wide cleanliness drive at various tourist locations; awareness programs at residential welfare associations (RWAs), malls, and clubs, and employee engagement activities.

A week-long cleanliness drive will be conducted from June 5th to 12th, 2024 at the 23 most visited tourist destinations across Mumbai, Pune, Varanasi, New Delhi, Guwahati, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. The Bank has collaborated with NGOs to create awareness about preserving, protecting, and restoring historic monuments and prominent sites in different cities such as Bandra Carter Road, Mahim Beach, Japanese Garden, Calangute Beach, Varanasi Ghats, Kaziranga National Park, Fort Kochi, etc. The drive will witness participation from the Bank’s employees, customers, local communities, environmental activists, local authorities, and volunteers. To extend the reach of the program, the Bank will also conduct awareness drives at 34 select locations, including 18 residential welfare associations (RWAs), 9 malls, 2 clubs, and 5 cinema halls.  Through this activity, participants will be able to take part in a game to virtually clean iconic Indian monuments in a simulated environment.

Applauding the efforts of the participants, Ms. Arnika Dixit, President and Head – Branch Banking, Axis Bank said, “At Axis Bank, we believe that every small action can make a big difference in preserving our environment. This World Environment Day, we are bringing together our employees, customers, and community partners to take part in activities that can make a meaningful difference. We are not just cleaning up our surroundings; we’re nurturing a sense of shared responsibility and hope for a greener future. Our collective efforts will also teach the next generation about the importance of protecting our environment to safeguard the future.”

Axis Bank has also organized a few initiatives at its Mumbai office – an educative program in the form of games, puzzles, word search challenges, and quizzes, and an exhibition to showcase and sell eco-friendly products of NGOs. The program is designed to raise awareness about our environment, encouraging employees to act towards a more sustainable future.

Last year, on World Environment Day, Axis Bank witnessed participation from over 3700+ enthusiastic participants who volunteered to clean 25 water bodies across 18 cities in India, resulting in a collection of 12,794 kg of waste. This remarkable effort was recognized by the Asia Book of Records for “Maximum Water Bodies Cleaned During a Week-Long Cleanliness Drive,” and “Maximum Kilograms of Garbage Collected from Water Bodies Across Multiple Cities.

Axis Bank’s initiatives for World Environment Day 2024 reflect its ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. Through these comprehensive efforts, Axis Bank reinstates its dedication to environmental sustainability, aligning with global efforts to restore and protect our planet for future generations.

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