Liberty announced winner at the Eco-Logic Awards 2018
07 Jun 2018
Last night Liberty was announced a winner in the Water Conservation Award Category in the Eco-Logic Awards 2018. Now known to be South Africa's most 'Glamorously Green eco-calendar event', the awards recognise individuals, organisations and communities that positively contribute towards a sustainable world.
Accepting the award, Rosalind Dos Santos, Head of Sustainability, Liberty Group Real Estate Service said, "At Liberty, sustainability is something we take seriously and to be recognised at this level is a true honour. As one of the leaders in the insurance industry initiatives such as these show our commitment to operating as a responsible Corporate Citizen."
As an entry to the Awards, Liberty submitted the construction of a 600 000-litre domestic water tank, a 300 000-litre rain water tank and a 20 000-litre per our water recycling plant at its Braamfontein offices. The tank is designed to collect rainwater from 70% of the roof, saving Liberty, in conjunction with the water recycling, 20 million litres of water a year, translating into a financial saving of one million rand. The process included retrofitting the 40-year-old building with water saving technology to collect up to 40 000 litres of lightly used water per day. Amounting to a saving up to 7 000 000 litres of water per year just on recycling water internally.
"Although Liberty is not a significant consumer of natural resources, we are committed to minimising our direct impact by adapting how we operate. This includes incorporating environmentally friendly elements into new buildings and refurbishment projects," Dos Santos concluded.
Liberty is an established and growing Pan-African financial services group, with a presence in 18 countries. It offers an extensive, market-leading range of productions and services to help retail and corporate customers build and protect their wealth and lifestyle. These include life and health related insurance, financial support for retirement; and investment management, provided through its sub-brand STANLIB. Liberty is part of the Standard Bank Group, which has a 53.6% stake, and has been operational for nearly 60 years. Liberty Holdings is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchanges as well as the Nairobi Stock Exchange in Kenya.