Union Bank
Small Change / sustainability program

Sustainability

Our Commitment to the Future.

The mission of Union Bank’s Sustainability Committee is to lead Union Bank and its employees towards more sustainable daily behaviors and routines. By using ‘green’ products, reducing waste and energy use, and keeping the lines of communication open about ways to further our sustainability initiatives, the committee will help reduce Union Bank’s overall impact on the environment.


Conservation

Conservation & Lessening Our Impact

At Union Bank, we’ll do our part to reduce, reuse and recycle to make change and contribute to a healthier planet. We’ll continue to look into our processes, and the products and materials we use and consume.

Support

Supporting Community Efforts

Our communities are our foundation and our actions need to work to make a better environment for our neighbors. We’ll work and collaborate with those around us to support sustainable efforts and inspire others to do the same.

Future

Looking to the Future

We know sustainability takes a long time, but it starts with us. As we work towards reaching our sustainability goals, we’ll continue to develop ways to ensure a livable future for our communities and future generations.


Jericho branch with solar panels

Solar Panels Installations

We now have three locations that are producing solar electricity—Jericho, Williston, and Fairfax. Solar panels for the St. Albans branch will be coming soon.

4 branches
with solar panels
as of 2020

434.93 kWh
energy generated
in the year 2019


New Energy-Efficient & Environmentally-Friendly Facilities

  • Installation of LED lights and occupancy sensors
  • Installation of energy efficient heat pump water heaters
  • Switch to environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies and paper products
  • Expanded recycling and composting efforts
  • Enrollment in Energy Start Program for all properties

Recycling

New Employee Culture & Programs:

Swap & Recycle Areas

Union Bank encourages employees to recycle clothes and household items. Through “Swap & Recycle” areas, employees can help each other give unneeded items a longer life and keep them out of landfills.

Remote Work Policy

To help reduce the number of single-occupancy vehicles on Vermont roads, Union Bank has expanded resources for employees to have the ability to work from home. The reduction of daily commutes helps decrease carbon pollution and lessen our impact on the local environment.


Union Bank Environmental Policy

Union Bank is committed to protecting the environment, the health and safety of our employees, and the community in which we conduct our business.

It is our policy to seek improvements throughout our business operations to lessen our impact on the local and global environment by conserving energy, water, and other natural resources; reducing waste generation; recycling and purchasing environmentally preferable products; and reducing our use of toxic materials or production of toxic products and/or byproducts. We are committed to environmental excellence and pollution prevention through continual improvement and meeting or exceeding all environmental regulatory requirements.

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