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Skopje 25.05.2011

 

Stopanska banka AD - Skopje sponsor of Trash Fashion 2011

 

Stopanska banka AD – Skopje as one of the most significant corporate entities in the country has intensified its efforts, for several years in a row, to improve the effects it has on the environment. For thecommon environment we live in the Bank tries to reduce the CO2 emission, reduce the consumption of electricity, use recycled paper and so on.Additionally, the services that the Bank constantly introduces allow for the clients to have access to banking services from their home, or close to their home/working place – through the internet, ATM or the phone. This reduces the need for clients to use public or private traffic, which in fact reduces pollution but provides satisfaction to clients that have more personal time.

 

Of course, there are a lot more steps that the Bank along with the other companies in the country can do to improve the environment and they are responsibly and gradually being taken. The Bank intensified its eco-education projects as well, making younger generations even more aware of how fragile the environment is and how much attention they will have to provide in the years to come. An example of these projects is the sponsorship the Bank granted for the execution of Trash Fashion event organized to celebrate the World Environment Day by NGO OxO as part of their project for "Integration of ecology into the educational process". The event will take place on the 26th of May at the Youth Cultural Centre in Skopje. Over 20 elementary and secondary schools with 50 teams will compete with their fashion items created from re-used waste (paper, plastic, glass etc.). The Bank will participate with a member in the jury that will select the winners and also will provide prizes for the most creative models. Photos of the event and some of the models will be displayed in several branches and thus transmit the message of all the students in the country – By reducing waste and its re-use we can significantly improve the state of the environment.

 

This is why, the Bank is especially proud that this year an accent will be put on the new electronic services that help realize the abovementioned message. Namely, Stopanska banka AD – Skopje invites its clients during the process of registration of their data (an activity that is ongoing) to add their e-mail address that in the future will be used for gathering beneficial data and information. For example, soon the clients will have the opportunity to get their monthly statement via e-mail on the very day it is generated which makes the communication both more personal and more contemporary. Thanks to these novelties the Bank proves that it follows world trends and expects to significantly reduce paper use, transport pollution and even better – improve its client services.
 

 

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The winner of the first prize was the team from "Krste Petkov Misirkov" High school from Demir Hisar. The prize of 500 eur for the winning team was presented by Mrs. Konstantina Panagiotopoulou, Chief Retail Officer at Stopanska banka AD - Skopje