With World Water day taking place on 22 March and Earth Hour on 28 March, we have dedicated this month to sustainability.
Each year, World Water Day reminds people about how important water is and encourages them to be more aware of their water usage. According to the Institute of Security Studies, South Africans use 235 litres of water each day compared to the international average of 173 litres. If we continue at this rate, we will push the country into a water crisis.
Earth Hour is a global awareness campaign that encourages people, communities, households and businesses to turn off their lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to the planet. In 2014, Eskom said South Africans saved 575 megawatts during Earth Hour, which is enough to power over 260, 000 homes.
Sustainability is a very important part of our business. For more information on the different initiatives that Standard Bank Group supports, visit www.standardbank.com/sustainability