HNB partners with three local banks to promote eco-friendly transportation

Further extending its commitment to eco-friendly and cost-effective modes of transportation, Sri
Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC, partnered with private sector banks Sampath Bank,
Nations Trust Bank and DFCC Bank to promote cycling as a more sustainable mode of commuting
to work.
The bankers organised a cycle ride parade for their employees recently, commencing from DFCC
customer center in Colombo 3. Cyclists breezed through their 25km journey from the starting
point, through R. A De Mel Mawatha and rode to the Dehiwela Railway Station and returned to the
starting Point via Marine Drive.
“We are very excited to continue cycling and bring the industry together to promote sustainable
lifestyles, health and fitness among our staff and unite for common causes in friendship and
camaraderie,” Deputy General Manager, Chief Human Resource Officer/ Chief Transformation
Officer, L Chiranthi Cooray said.
The initiative, is an extension to HNB’s own eco-friendly commuting campaign ‘Walk the Talk’ held
each year. The bank has successfully promoted walking and carpooling as low-cost modes of
transportation. Notably, earlier this year, HNB encouraged its employees to take up cycling on
World Bicycle Day, in response to the fuel crisis experienced in the country at the time. The Bank
also took extra measures to offer bicycles at discounted rates of up to 20% through HNB SOLO for
employees who wished to cycle to work.
Launched in 2018 , Walk the Talk encouraged employees to choose a healthier, more sustainable
way of life and an environmentally friendly commute while minimising the potential carbon footprint
and cutting down on fuel consumption.
Photo Caption: HNB team that participated in the cycle parade

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *