Ecology: ProCredit is the only bank with a charger for electric vehicles and an eco-car fleet
The ProCredit Bank's fleet consists of 17 hybrid vehicles, including 10 Toyota Yaris hybrids, 5 Toyota Auris hybrids, and 2 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrids. In front of the head office in Sarajevo, there are panels that are powered by solar energy, which is further used for LED lighting in front of the building.
Sarajevo, November 16, 2018 - Environmental protection is at the center of the ProCredit Bank's mission, and by its own example, this bank aims to contribute to development that will be environmentally and socially sustainable. Thus, ProCredit Bank is the first and only bank in Bosnia and Herzegovina that has installed a charger for electric vehicles in front of the head office. In addition, ProCredit is the first and the only bank, and also a company that owns plug-in hybrid vehicles in its fleet, according to a press release from ProCredit Bank BiH.
The ProCredit Bank's fleet consists of 17 hybrid vehicles, including 10 Toyota Yaris hybrids, 5 Toyota Auris hybrids, and 2 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrids. In front of the head office in Sarajevo, there are panels that are powered by solar energy, which is further used for LED lighting in front of the building. Parking spaces are marked with a green surface in order to point out the green policy that the bank emphasizes in its strategic commitment. The green policy of the bank is also defined by the ISO 14001: 2015 standard by which ProCredit Bank has been certified since February 2017. Therefore, this is the confirmation that ProCredit operates in accordance with internationally established norms of protection and improvement of the environment.
"Own example is always the best example. For the past nine years, we have been implementing a set of standards called the 'Environmental Management Group Guidelines'. This set of standards has been implemented by the group. Our environmental protection management system is based on three essential guidelines named: internal environmental management, environmental risk management in lending, and eco financing. The bank disbursed green loans for companies in amount of more than 50 million Euro so far. In addition, we are proud of developing the internal environmental management with a number of measures contributing to reducing CO2 emissions, but also using renewable energy sources", written in ProCredit Bank's announcement.
The new Toyota plug-in technology built into the Prius model provides an average fuel consumption of only 1.4 l / 100 km. This is the lowest fuel consumption among all plug-in hybrid models on the market with a CO2 emissions of 32 g / km.
ProCredit eco-park project was carried out jointly with partners, a Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota and Auto Nuić, who is also an authorized Toyota dealer and repairer. It is worth pointing out that ProCredit Bank is the most important Toyota partner in Bosnia and Herzegovina in general, according to a press release.
About ProCredit Bank BiH
ProCredit Bank was the first international bank to arrive in, at that time, war-torn, Bosnia and Herzegovina, whose economy was very hard to recover. It was 1997 and the ProCredit group saw the possibility of development and sent its experts who, by analyzing the market, offered a solution in the form of financing small businesses. Over the years, the bank specializes in small and medium-sized enterprises, which are at the same time a real generator of the development of the economy, operating regularly, timely settling their obligations, creating new jobs, improving the quality of life of the community, exporting, etc. Today, ProCredit Bank is doing business with strong, stable and recognizable BH companies. For years, ProCredit Bank has made extraordinary efforts to enable them to access the necessary funds for business improvement. E.g. we offer the access to credit lines with much lower interest rates and guarantee lines that significantly reduce the requirements for collateral coverage. For a longer period, the Bank offers funding through the credit/guarantee lines of the European Union, the World Bank and USAID. Also, in order to encourage exports to domestic businesses, ProCredit Bank offers the best prices for international payment transactions, especially for the sister banks from the ProCredit group, 2.5 euros per transaction. ProCredit Bank BiH is part of the ProCredit group based in Frankfurt, Germany. The bank is in absolute ownership of ProCredit Holding, the parent company of ProCredit Group. Shareholders of ProCredit Holding include strategic investors like Zeitinger Invest and ProCredit Staff Invest and well-known institutions such as DOEN, KfW and IFC (a part of the World Bank Group). More at www.procreditbank.ba.