Doha Bank has hosted a tree planting event near its branch in Dukhan.
A number of Doha Bank staff volunteers teamed up to plant trees and instal an automatic irrigation system to demonstrate the bank’s support for the recent Earth Day, which was celebrated on April 22 around the world to promote the cause of environmental protection.
Irrigation systems are vital for the healthy maintenance of gardens in Qatar especially due to the warm weather - with the systems leading to an estimated 75-90% reduction in water wastage over traditional watering methods.
The staff volunteers planted trees and installed the water hose and pumps, solenoid valves, sprinklers, nozzles and other equipment in co-ordination with Green Tree Agricultural Material Company to ensure that the garden is watered consistently and on a timely basis.
Held under the theme “Plan & Plant for the Future” this year, the tree planting event is organised annually by Doha Bank to raise awareness about the role of trees in biodiversity conservation and the importance of protecting them for future generations, the bank said in a statement.
“We believe it is our duty as a responsible corporate citizen to highlight the importance of protecting trees and preserving our natural resources, especially among the younger generation that will inherit this planet from us,” said Dr R Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank.
The bank organises a number of environmental initiatives each year as part of its corporate social responsibility activities, including the Eco-Schools Programme designed to encourage schools in Qatar to proactively participate in the implementation of good environmental practices, the Beach Clean-up campaign held in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, and the Al Dana Green Run, the largest community run in Qatar.
“Doha Bank has also established itself as a leader in the area of green banking, having pioneered the Middle East banking sector’s transition to paperless banking and introducing environment-friendly and bio-degradable credit cards,” the statement added.
Participants of the Doha Bank initiative.