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DFCC Bank launches reusable bags for staff to support environment conservation

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DFCC Reusable Bag being presented to CEO, Deputy CEO and staff

In a timely move, DFCC Bank’s Community Projects team has launched a DFCC branded recyclable bag for staff – for the first time in the banking industry. Through encouraging the concept of ‘Take Your Own Bag (TYOB)’ among staff, DFCC Bank expects to reduce the use of One million polythene bags per year. 

In light of the garbage crisis facing Colombo city and suburbs, this mindful gesture of promoting a recyclable bag amongst staff engages them in making a direct contribution towards reducing the number of polythene bags used.

DFCC is a strong advocate of environment protection and strives to minimize adverse impacts on the environment. Therefore, the Bank continually encourages its clients, employees and service providers to adopt environmentally responsible practices. The Bank also implemented a Social & Environmental Management System (SEMS) in 2015, to assess social and environmental concern before project loans are granted.

Furthermore, the Bank is proactive about educating staff on concepts related to sustainability and environment protection via a module on DFCC’s E-learning portal as well as through regular articles featured in its weekly newsletter. The Bank believes that protecting the environment is not only a matter for the municipal authorities but also for all citizens of this country.

DFCC Bank PLC, renowned as a national icon, is a fully fledged dynamic commercial bank and development bank that services customers from all walks of life and is rated AA- (lka) by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited. The Bank has been rapidly growing its footprint across the country and is connected to the LankaPay Common ATM Switch, enabling accountholders to access over 3,500 ATMs island-wide and perform zero cost cash withdrawals and balance inquiries via connected banks. The bank is committed to improving customer experience through technology and has launched many technologically advanced products in the recent past in line with its commitment to advancing financial inclusion in the country. Visit for more details. 

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