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Riyadh Mayor Honors NCB

Wednesday, 3 October, 2012

Riyadh Mayor Abdullah Al-Muqbil has honored the National Commercial Bank (NCB) for supporting the third Saudi Forum for Green Building, which was held in the capital city with the support of Municipal and Rural Affairs Minister Prince Mansour bin Miteb.

Hosam Al-Yousof, SVP and chief of staff of the bank, received the honor and thanked the mayor for the gesture.

NCB supported the forum because of its keenness toward environmental and social sustainability and the importance of participating in activities that would have direct impact on the environment and society.

Understanding the importance of rationalizing the use of energy and water of a sustainable environment, the NCB has adopted a five-year policy to reduce the use of energy and water in all its buildings and branches.

The NCB is one of the pioneering Saudi companies and the first financial organization in the MENA to issue a report on sustainability, which has been approved by the Global Reporting Initiative.The forum discussed how to strengthen the Saudi green building sector and promote investment in the sector in order to achieve an environmental balance.

Published in ArabNews, Sunday 21 October 2012.