Banglalink becomes first certified Green Office by World Wide Fund for Nature

20 Feb 2017, 20:45

NTV Online

Banglalink, one of the leading digital communication service providers in Bangladesh, has achieved Green Office certificate from World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Banglalink headquarters, Tigers Den, in Dhaka is the first office in the country to achieve the accreditation for Green Office initiative. WWF is a global conservation organsation, which works for the preservation of nature and the reduction of humanity’s footprint on the environment. Green Office is a part of its global initiative, which is the environmental management system for offices.

After deploying ‘Going Digital’ motto last year it has been transforming its business operations from paper based to online system across all offices. With the target of creating a paperless working environment, it has reduced the use of paper by 44% and wastage by 19% in 2016. It ensures a hygienic office environment by reducing 75% of disposable items including the use of recyclable stationeries last year, says a press release.

Erik Aas, CEO, Banglalink, said, ‘We are truly delighted and proud to achieve WWF Green Office certification. Our employees spend a significant amount of time at Banglalink, so it’s our responsibility to ensure a healthy and green work environment. It’s a privilege that our implementation in establishing an environment friendly workplace has been acknowledged by WWF and we have achieved the certification. This has been a great encouragement for us and this will set a benchmark for other organisations in the country.’

Nazifa Butt, Manager, Environmental Assessment, WWF, said, ‘We appreciate Banglalink’s strategy and happy to announce it as the pioneering Green Office in Bangladesh. Our system aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and creates an ecologically friendly office environment. Banglalink has implemented the system diligently and thus has achieved Green Office Certification. I would like to encourage other organisations to come forward in this initiative as well.’