RBC Royal Bank employees collected more than 1,500 pounds of debris from Bonefish Pond, Williams Town Beach and Calcutta Beach on the weekend in observance of World Environment Day and World Oceans Day. The initiative is part of RBC’s commitment to environmental sustainability and an investment in the future of the planet.
RBC employees in Nassau, Freeport and Marsh Harbour gathered to clear garbage, and other debris, including glass bottles, aluminium cans, plastic bags, and Styrofoam containers along the beaches. Team RBC in Nassau collected 40 bags of debris weighing 1,250 lbs. RBC volunteers in Abaco compiled 10 bags weighing 150 lbs, while Team RBC in Freeport gathered seven bags weighing 135 lbs. The team’s effort was done in partnership with The Bahamas National Trust, Ministry of Tourism and Friends of the Environment.
“As a good corporate citizen, we understand our responsibility is not only to our clients and employees but also to the country and communities in which we serve to ensure they prosper,” said LaSonya Missick, Managing Director.
“The beach clean-up is an important initiative to preserving our natural resources and protecting our local ecosystems. Our RBC employee volunteers take pride in participating in these efforts because they understand the positive impact of the initiative in making a difference to the environment.”
On a larger scale, RBC is committed to a path of environmental sustainability. The bank has pledged to reduce its environmental footprint, promote environmentally responsible business activities, and offer environmentally responsible products and services.
In addition to funding and supporting sustainable solutions, RBC has donated millions to environmental charities worldwide. This commitment to environmental sustainability is an investment in the planet’s future.
World Environment Day, observed on June 5 annually, is the most significant international day for the environment. Celebrated by millions of people worldwide, the event is the largest global platform for environmental outreach. Meanwhile, World Oceans Day is a global celebration of the world’s oceans and is held on June 8 annually.