Environmental Leadership in Our Communities
Passionate and charged to improve our organization's environmental practices, Alpine Bank employees started a grassroots effort called the Green Team in 2005. As the initiative grew and modest successes were recognized, the growing interest and excitement led to a more formalized program and the development of Alpine Bank's Environmental Management System (EMS). These structured practices provide a framework to measure our progress, assess our impacts and continually improve our results. Alpine Bank's EMS is now earning recognition statewide for environmental leadership. In 2014, ColoradoBiz magazine named Alpine Bank as one of the 50 greenest organizations in the state. In addition, in 2016, Alpine Bank was inducted into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame.
Our Standard of Excellence
Since 2006, Alpine Bank has earned and maintains certification to the ISO 14001 standard—the universally recognized standard for environmental management. Receiving this certification verifies to our community and business partners that we have an effective environmental policy in place, that we are continuously improving our environmental practices and that we are working to implement our policy throughout our bank operations. ISO 14001 also requires that we educate and communicate within our communities about our environmental efforts and opportunities. An internationally accredited audit firm, KPMG, audits our program to hold us accountable to the highest environmental standards in addition to our internal auditors assessing our efforts.
Will You Join Us?
We invite you to review our Annual Environment Report to assess our accomplishments, current efforts and future goals. Additionally, we hope our actions inspire and encourage individuals, groups, businesses and our communities to help sustain and protect our natural environment.
We welcome any comments or questions you may have, and we encourage your ideas on ways we can continue to improve. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of our education and outreach, Alpine Bank offers several complimentary e-publications including the Colorado Alpine e-line, regional Alpine e-line and Financial News. The Colorado Alpine e-line incorporates local, state and national news bytes. We frequently use this vehicle to offer green tips, resources and information about environmental efforts that are supported locally and regionally. The regional Alpine e-line is a one-page informational resource made up of region-specific local news bytes. The Financial News is an informative publication featuring Alpine Bank Wealth Management.