NLB Komercijalna banka, a member of the NLB Group, continues to set benchmarks in business sustainability, introducing positive change for both its employees and the community where it operates in order to remain the bank of first choice for employees and clients. In addition to being the first Family Friendly certified bank in Serbia, it has recently completed renovation of its central office building, thus becoming the first bank in the Group that has adjusted its workspace to the sustainable construction principles.
The new, smart and energy efficient office building of NLB Komercijalna banka represents a key step towards achieving commitment to sustainability, promoting corporate social responsibility and attaining the highest governance standards.
This ambitious reconstruction of 10,000 square metres of workspace required more than 750 working days of nearly 150 professionals. Exceptionally high quality standards for materials and equipment during the reconstruction, from modernised heating, cooling and ventilation systems to integrated light and air conditioning management sensors, reduce power consumption, making the workspace energy efficient.
“Reconstruction of the Bank’s central office building is another key step in achieving our sustainability and CSR goals. We are proud of this investment, worth about 10 million euros, because we know that by investing in environmental innovation, we reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs, with additional economic efficiency. In the coming period, we will deploy a solar power plant, contributing to the reduction of our carbon footprint,” underlined Vlastimir Vuković, President of NLB Komercijalna banka’s Executive Board.
In addition to environmental aspects, NLB Komercijalna banka’s new green building offers impressive work premises that by far exceed expectations. Supreme functionality of this building provides employees with space for creativity, cooperation and relaxation. The space is designed for meeting various needs, from conference rooms with the latest equipment, green oases with plants and natural light, to a coffee shop for relaxation and socialising and an entertainment and education zone that supports the exchange of ideas and team building.
“We know that our exceptional results are based not only on numbers, but also on effort and commitment of our employees. Owing to their willingness to step outside their comfort zone and grow on a daily basis, our business operations grow and prosper with them. We aimed to create an environment offering more space for work, where our employees will feel comfortable and inspired. We are very proud that our active and hard work in the adaptation of the new building and all activities we implement in order to increase employee satisfaction has been recognised with the prestigious Family Friendly certification. Based on the culture transformation process, employees will have the opportunity to participate in numerous initiatives and programmes that will help them achieve better balance between work and private life”, said President of NLB Komercijalna banka’s Executive Board.
In the coming period, the Bank plans activities that will additionally contribute to a positive environmental and social impact, including expansion of its vehicle fleet, switching to hybrid and electric cars, procurement of electric bicycles for employees and CSR initiatives. NLB Komercijalna banka remains committed to achieving the highest standards in the area of business sustainability, initiating positive change for both its employees and the entire community.