Triodos Bank launches Spanish first green credit card, which will compensate the entity on behalf of the client and free of charge, 1 tonne of CO2 emissions if you make five or more purchases andalusia months. This amount is equivalent to emissions from a drive of 6,000 miles or derived from the annual energy consumption for heating and hot water for a single person housing. The compensation will be done by purchasing certificates of CO2 from Triodos Bank.
Another novelty of the Visa Credit Card Triodos, which is part of the commitment to respect the environment environment that maintains the bank is that plastic is made from recycled PVC. Moreover, with the first purchase made by the customer, the bank planted a tree in his name in the Sustainable Forest Management Triodos the entity remains in the Sierra de Alcaraz (Albacete).
Credit Card Triodos to buy and operate in over 20 million establishments and over 900,000 ATMs worldwide. Share issue is free and can also obtain money from the ATM debit network 4B. The card also has an additional accident insurance groups.
The aim of Triodos Bank, concerning the banking ethics in Europe for over 25 years, is to contribute to positive change and sustainable development of society from the financial system, respect for people, nature and culture. To this end, the organization pursues a policy of sustainable or socially responsible investment and invests only in companies and initiatives, as well as being economically profitable added value of environmental, social and cultural.
Triodos Bank is consistent with their philosophy of respect for nature and, therefore, use stationery and furniture organic. In addition, the bank is 100 for 100 in their neutral CO2 emissions because it reduces the impact that their activities generated in the environment through energy saving measures and use of clean energy, and completely offset its CO2 emissions credits that come from sustainable forests certified to FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), an agency that promotes responsible management of forests worldwide.
Since its founding in 1980, Triodos Bank supports initiatives, businesses and institutions promote the conservation of natural resources and provide innovative technology solutions and realistic, respectful of nature, such as organic or biodynamic farming, recycling, renewable energy, bio or transportation of low consumption.
entity has established partnerships with key stakeholders in the sectors in which the bank carries out its activity, as Oxfam Intermón, SETEM, Greenpeace, WWF / Adena or ONCE Foundation, among others. Triodos Bank also funds organizations working in the field of development cooperation, highlighting its efforts in promoting fair trade and microcredit as an effective tool in the fight against poverty. Triodos Bank is a European bank that has branches in Holland, Belgium, UK and Spain, with an agency in Germany. In addition, it develops an intense activity elsewhere in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. In Spain, the bank is fully operational since September 2004. The Triodos Group currently manages a stock of over 2,300 million euros and more than 100,000 customers worldwide.
Source: Triodos Bank