~Small day-to-day initiatives to take a step forward to pollution free environment~
Pune, June 5, 2019: Bank of Maharashtra, has taken initiative to deal with environmental issues, by coming together to curb Air Pollution through their plantation drive on this World Environment Day. The bank will be carrying out this drive in all its 1832 branches and it will be commenced from their head office in Pune.
Bank of Maharashtra one of the leading public sector bank finds this opportunity as a platform to give back something to the environment. According to WHO, around 4.2 million deaths are reported every year due to outdoor air pollution. However, in spite of all these death numbers, 91% of world’s population lives in places where the air quality exceeds WHO guideline limits.
Leading from the front Shri A.C. Rout, Executive Director, Bank of Maharashtra planted saplings in their Head Office compound. Speaking on the occasion Shri Rout said that “employees of the Bank have taken a pledge not to restrict their efforts to only one day but amplify it further. In addition to planting trees, we will also be contributing each day for a better pollution-free future such as choosing public transport over personal vehicles, car-pooling for commuting to work, utilizing vacant spaces in and around our homes for tree plantation and managing waste properly”.