Responsible Banking
Towards sustainability
The next step in sustainability

Quality of life of our stakeholders is extremely important to us. We understand that our actions today have an impact on the environment; on society, culture, ethics and governance; and on the health of our economy in the longterm - all of which contributes to better quality of life. It is with this understanding that we have taken the onus to not only provide better returns and service for our customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders in the short term, but to also manage our impacts and value creation over the longterm to create a better tomorrow for everyone and be proactive in our approach to support the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our Commitments and Approach on Sustainability

 

Nations Trust Bank – Sustainability Policy

Sri Lanka Banks’ Association’s Sustainable Banking Initiative

The core pillars of bank’s sustainability strategy are founded on below policy commitments.

  • Managing the impacts of operations and value chain and building resilience
  • Empowering customers to make sustainable lifestyle and investment decisions
  • Supporting the adoption of higher standards in Environmental, Social and Governance performance
  • Collaborating nationally and globally to make transformations needed to achieve SDGs

 

Our Commitments and Approach on Corporate Social Responsibility

Through a Board Directive, Nations Trust Bank allocates 1% of Profit After Tax from preceding year for CSR activities to be carried out in current year on environmental and community upliftment, above and beyond its operational activities in sustainable value creation. These CSR initiatives are undertaken with a broader view of “Empowering Our Next Generation” within 2 key focus areas: Quality Education (SDG 4) and Environmental Stewardship (SDG 13, 14, and 15). In addition, bank also allocates funding to provide immediate support/relief on national emergencies/disasters.

On Quality Education (SDG 4), bank pursues action on below areas:

  • Digital Literacy
  • Socio-emotional (Soft) Skills
  • Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy
  • Education for Sustainability
  • Infrastructure Development and Education Consumable Supplies for Rural Schools

On Environmental Stewardship (SDG 13, 14, and 15), bank pursues action on below areas:

  • Biodiversity Research and Education
  • Direct Conservation Efforts (Reforestation, Species Conservation including Animal Hospital and Rescue Service at Hiyare)
  • Climate Action
  • Circular Economy and Responsible Waste Management


For any concerns regarding environmental and social issues on projects financed by the bank, please contact:

Sustainability Manager Adheesha Perera
Email : adheesha.perera@nationstrust.com
Phone : 011-4313131

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