At Scotiabank, we recognize that a better, more prosperous future is intrinsically linked to the well-being and health of our planet, and we are committed to preserving and promoting the environment.
In commemoration of United Way’s National Day of Caring, over the past 4 years, we have focused our efforts on environmental initiatives. In 2017, our attention expanded to include environmental sustainability.
We partnered with IAMovement, a non-profit organization whose mission is to effect positive social and environmental change in Trinidad & Tobago, to undertake projects focused on Land Rehabilitation, Organic Farming and Environment Appreciation. In total, over 800 volunteers, inclusive of employees and their families came out across the four (4) locations: Fondes Amandes Reforestation Project (St. Ann’s); Wa Samaki Eco Systems (Freeport), St. Andrew’s Estate (Icacos) and Mt. Irvine Organics (Tobago).
Activities at each site shared common themes including the rehabilitation and improvement of degraded lands; preparation of lands for tree and vegetable planting, setup and installation of food producing vegetable gardens, and planting of fruit trees.