Environmental Sustainability


Operational Eco-Efficiency

We are reducing our own carbon footprint through our operational improvements such as paperless communication, scheduled power shutdown, and carpooling initiative, among other efforts.

Use of Energy, Water, and Material

In 2022, we adopted more energy-efficient measures to slow down global warming such as motion sensors on our toilet facilities, minimized the use of lights in our hallways and other areas, and replaced busted fluorescent lights with LED lights regularly

We have also started an energy audit in one of our centers. Other centers are scheduled for an energy audit in 2023.

Fuel Consumption

In 2022, total fuel consumption of our corporate centers was at 61,483 liters, 0.94% lower than the previous year.[1] We have expanded the scope of our regular monitoring to include the fuel consumption of all our branches to ensure that our fuel-conservation initiatives are implemented across our organization. For the first year of monitoring, fuel consumption of 86% of our domestic branch network was at 99,079.64 liters.[2]

Power Consumption

Our total power consumption was at 55,601.78 megawatts per hour (MWh), 22% higher than the 46,499.75 MWh recorded in 2021.[3] While consumption in centers decreased by 2% through energy conservation efforts, branch consumption increased by 36% as full-time onsite reporting resumed on July 2021, and continued for the rest of 2022. This is consistent with the 38% increase in operating hours from 2021 to 2022.

Energy Conservation Projects

100% installation of motion sensors

Light switching (on/off) schedule on unused areas due to Work from Home setup

Regular replacement of conventional fluorescent bulbs (30% done on all major centers)

Adjustment of air-conditioning (A/C) units operation on certain Metrobank Centers

Continuous replacement upgrade of defective/old ACs into inverter units for renovated/operating branches

Ongoing installation of metering device to monitor the impact of implemented energy conservation projects on utility consumption and electricity bill

Ongoing study on the installation of renewable energy source such as solar grid

Officers in graveyard shifts stay only in one area of the operations floor to save on electricity

Workplace Policies on Energy Efficiency

Turn off computers after work.

Turn off computer screens when not in use. Screens account for 10% of the total energy consumed even on standby mode.

Switch off printers at the end of the workday. Printers consume energy even on standby mode.

Turn off lights that are not in use (e.g., in conference rooms after meetings, after office hours).

Take advantage of natural daylight. Turn off or dim lights when adequate sunlight is available to illuminate interior space.

Reduce the operating hours of appliances and equipment (e.g., turn off air conditioning units in the lobby or teller’s area after banking hours).

Regularly request for maintenance or cleaning of appliances and equipment (e.g., A/C unit) from the General Services Group (GSG) via the IT Service Portal.

Immediately report malfunctioning or leaking faucets, drinking fountains, etc. for repair to GSG via the IT Service Portal.

Water Consumption

Our total water consumption was at 414,654.43 cubic meters[3], 24% higher than 331,319.34 cu.m. in 2021 as we implemented a full-time onsite work arrangement starting July 2021.

Use of Supplies

Our use of UPS batteries decreased by 41% to 3,517 pieces in 2022 from 5,359 in 2021. Our consumption of printer toners also declined by 12% to 9,681 in 2022.

We encourage paperless transactions within our workplace and in doing business with our clients. Our e-Billing Statement Project, for instance, saved us an estimated 2,500 to 2,600 paper bills printed every month.

GHG Emissions

To reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, we adopt a resource management strategy such as regular maintenance of bank vehicles and generator sets.

Measuring our Carbon Footprint

We have adopted the framework and recommendations of the GHG Protocol, the global standard for measuring GHG emissions. As such, we derive our data from relevant global and national emission factors.

We recorded 40,087 tonnes of CO2e, up 20% from 33,546 in 2021. Our Scope 2 emissions, which arose from our power consumption, accounted for 99.63% of our total emissions in 2022.

Waste Disposal

In 2022, we generated 334 tonnes of solid waste, of which 31 tonnes came from our centers. We also recorded eight kilograms of fluorescent tubes which are considered hazardous waste.

We continuously enforce our Solid Waste Management Program, which includes recycling, among other initiatives. We also encourage our employees to reduce their waste through email-based communication, reuse of papers, and other efforts.

[1] 2021 and 2020 data updated as more data became available [2] Based on annualized 6-month data [3]Power and water usage of branches with non individual bills (e.g. mall branches) were estimated using Bank’s model. Consumptions for centers were also updated as more data becomes available.

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