APS Bank’s corporate social responsibility manifested itself in two major activities over the Christmas period.
APS Bank proudly supported the Malta Sustainable Mobility Challenge – Greentrips, who have organised a nationwide challenge, where commuters were recognised and rewarded for their positive mobility behaviour. The platform aims to change travel behaviour in Malta towards more sustainability, as Malta today is facing problems with high traffic volume, parking shortage, deteriorating environmental conditions and public health concerns attributable to CO2 emissions and other pollutants from transport.
The first challenge in October 2019 attracted about 40 participants and Marco Krueger was announced the winner, as he used a total of 5 different green modes of transport, being the most multimodal participant overall. The award of €350 was presented to Mr Krueger by Hervé Delpech, Chief Strategy Officer at APS Bank, who commented that “We are honoured to be supporting such a challenge, especially since it is in line with our value to promote sustainability.”
Supporting Christmas lunch
APS Bank proudly supported an annual Christmas lunch organised by Kummissjoni Familja Parroċċa San Ġwann. 80 guests with different needs from the community attended, at the invitation of the Parish Priest, Fr Emmanuel Abela OFM. The Bank supported the event by offering a number of vouchers to be raffled amongst the attendees.
This lunch was made possible with the help of 35 volunteers, led by APS Bank Valletta Branch Manager Sinclair Cassar and his wife Maria. This is the third year that the event has been organised. Following the event, Mr Cassar stated that “It was such a pleasure organising this event and knowing that we have managed to brighten up the day of these people in need. Their smiles are a great reward for the work taken to organise such an event.”