When implementing innovative technologies into business processes and customer service, FUIB supports “green” standards and makes its contribution to the preservation of the environment.
Not only are self-service systems in the bank convenient for customers and profitable for business, but they are also beneficial to the environment. FUIB provides clients with the possibility to be served remotely in Internet and mobile banking, in messengers and in self-service terminals. This is a significant economy of natural resources and energy that would be required for the operation organization of the branches. In 2019, remote self-service channels were actively used by more than 507.9 thousand FUIB's clients.
Every day FUIB employees make efforts to preserve the environment:
- apply principles of the “Green Office”: save energy resources, paper, optimally use the equipment and procedures for electronic document management, collect waste paper;
- participate in environmental initiatives.
In 2019, FUIB continued its work on energy preservation. The following was carried out in the main office: replacement of traditional illuminants with energy-saving ones (LED); insulation of premises and sealing of windows, doors and roof; heat regulation equipment was installed in the existing heating appliances; heating surfaces were replaced with the heat/coolant supply systems for office space heating/cooling. However, the expansion of the headquarters, the increase in the total number of workplaces and electricity tariffs led to an increase in energy consumption and overall cost. In the future, the measures used will allow us to save a lot and to reduce consumption.
For the year 2019, the bank transferred over 27 tons of paper for recycling. FUIB handed over 0.8 tons of hazardous waste and over 2.7 tons of plastic bank cards for utilization.