In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted a plan for achieving a better future for all — laying out a path over the next 15 years to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. At the heart of “Agenda 2030” are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which clearly define the world we want — applying to all nations and leaving no one behind.
-The new Global Goals result from a process that has been more inclusive than ever, with Governments involving business, civil society and citizens from the outset. We are all in agreement on where the world needs to go. Fulfilling these ambitions will take an unprecedented effort by all sectors in society — and business has to play a very important role in the process.
Rapid industrial growth in Bangladesh over the last two decades brought economic benefits as well as environmental and social challenges. Examples of environmental issues Bangladesh is facing include discharge of untreated highly polluted waste water; air emissions from burning low grade fuel, land contamination from untreated chemical waste or uncontrolled industrial development damaging local biodiversity in ecologically sensitive areas. Social issues relate to labor practices and working conditions of the industry sector,child labor, discrimination and harassment, minimum wage, community and resettlement issues
Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB) recognizes that its activities impact the environment and the community in which it operates directly, through the operations of its buildings, IT systems and business travel and indirectly, through the business of its clients. The Bank recognizes that its clients’ financial and operational sustainability can be undermined by adverse impacts of their operations on the environment, their employees and surrounding communities. The failure to identify and manage E&S risks arising from its clients’ operations can also represent a serious threat to MTB’s reputation and its business and can lead to costly litigation, or loss of revenue.This Policy is the foundation of MTB’s Environmental and Social Management System and provides guidance to MTB’s internal processes.