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Butterfield receives silver Keep Guernsey Green Award


St. Peter Port, Guernsey: Butterfield has received the silver Keep Guernsey Green Award from the States of Guernsey for its commitment to the environment by ensuring best practice in energy conservation and waste management.

The Keep Guernsey Green Award, which is administered by the Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Service, allows local organisations to share their success and commitment to the environment. The Award demonstrates to customers, staff and business partners that the organisation actively plans its energy conservation and waste management, raises staff awareness of the importance of environmental issues and seeks improved ways of managing the organisation’s energy and waste.

Butterfield has demonstrated its commitment to the environment by putting in place various initiatives which reduce the use of single-use plastic, encourages sustainable living, creates energy conservation solutions and tackles the global plastic pollution problem.

The Bank stopped buying plastic cups for the water machines and instead gave all employees a reusable water bottle, saving more than 150,000 cups per year. Staff also received reusable, stainless steel coffee cups following Butterfield’s partnership with local coffee shop, Muse, which included a 10% discount on orders for employees who brought in their reusable coffee cup.

To reduce energy usage, Butterfield changed its office lighting from fluorescent to LED and they now switch off automatically through a sensor system. Meters were also installed to monitor the consumption of gas, electricity and water, aiding the business in regularly reviewing figures and considering improvements to save more energy.

Butterfield also has an annual community day, which is celebrated with either a team beach clean or another environmentally focused activity in the 10 jurisdictions in which it operates.

Lindsay Ozanne, Deputy Managing Director at Butterfield Trust (Guernsey) Limited, said: “We are committed to protecting the environment in the communities which we call home. We’re delighted to receive the silver Keep Guernsey Green Award, which acknowledges our ongoing efforts. At Butterfield, we are continuously looking at ways to improve our sustainable operations and reduce our impact on the environment. We hope that these small changes across the business will make a big difference in the Island for the long-term.”
 

Notes to Editors:
Butterfield is a full-service bank and wealth manager headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda, providing services to clients from our offices in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Guernsey and Jersey, where our principal banking operations are located, and The Bahamas, Switzerland, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, where we offer specialised financial services. Banking services comprise deposit, cash management and lending solutions for individual, business and institutional clients. Wealth management services are composed of trust, private banking, and asset management. In Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Guernsey, we offer both banking and wealth management. In The Bahamas, Singapore and Switzerland, we offer select wealth management services. In the UK, we offer residential property lending. In Jersey, we offer select banking and wealth management services. Butterfield is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: NTB) and the Bermuda Stock Exchange (symbol: NTB.BH). Further details on the Butterfield Group can be obtained from our website at: www.butterfieldgroup.com.

Butterfield Bank (Guernsey) Limited (“BBGL”) is licensed and regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (“GFSC”) under The Banking Supervision (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1994 and The Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987, each as amended from time to time, under registration number 85. BBGL’s products and services are available in Guernsey and only in those other jurisdictions where they may be legally offered or obtained. BBGL is registered under the Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2017, under registration number 11160 and with the Guernsey Registry under registration number 21061. BBGL is a participant in the Guernsey Banking Deposit Compensation Scheme (the “Scheme”) established by The Banking Compensation Scheme Deposit of Guernsey Ordinance, 2008 (the “Ordinance”). The scheme offers protection only in respect of ‘qualifying deposits’ (as that term is used in the Ordinance) of up to £50,000, subject to certain limitations. The maximum total amount of compensation is capped at £100,000,000 in any 5 year period subject to certain limitations as set out in the Ordinance. Full details are available on the Scheme’s website www.dcg.gg or upon request.

Butterfield Trust (Guernsey) Limited (“BTGL”) is licensed and regulated by the GFSC under the Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000, as amended, under registration number 101113. BTGL is registered under the Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2017, under registration number 10959 and with the Guernsey Registry under registration number 31645. BBGL and BTGL both have their Registered Office address at P.O. Box 25, Regency Court, Glategny Esplanade, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 3AP.
 

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