Fill in the online Participation Form
Submit during the visit of the Piraeus Bank representative;
Organisations/businesses interested in participating in the Green Banking Portal should fulfil the social, environmental and economic criteria detailed in the Participation Statement Terms. Moreover, the organization/business should maintain an active website. The applications are evaluated by Piraeus Bank on an annual basis. Piraeus Bank reserves the right to cancel the presentation of an organisation/business on the Green Banking Portal if the organisation/business ceases to fulfil any of the selection criteria. Moreover, Piraeus Bank reserves the right to request additional documents if deemed necessary.
What is Green Business?
Piraeus Bank defines “Green Business” as any business activity related to at least one of the following 7 sectors: Renewable Energy Sources (RES), Energy Saving, Alternative Waste and Water Management, Green Chemistry, Green Transport, Organic Farming, Ecotourism – Agrotourism. Consequently, “green products and services” are products (organic products, photovoltaic panels, special light bulbs etc.) and services (funding programmes, consultancy services, ecotourism services, etc.), the manufacturing, sale and use of which allows economic development while preserving natural capital and quality of life. Essentially, they are products and services provided by a business that is involved in one of the 7 aforementioned sectors.
What are Good Practices?
Good practices for reducing environmental footprint are strategies and/or programmes that improve the environmental performance of an organization or a business at the operating level. Examples include recording, calculating and monitoring environmental footprint and also actions to reduce it. Such can be actions to save energy in buildings, change productive processes, reduce employee travel, alternative use of liquid and solid waste etc. These practices may be certified according to a specific environmental standard (e.g. ISO 14001, EMAS etc.) by competent accredited bodies.