Bank staff part of worldwide clean-up effort

| 20/09/2017
CNS Local Life

Butterfield employees at Cayman beach clean-up

(CNS Local Life) Employees of Butterfield Group companies around the world joined forces with local environmental groups to take part in the International Coastal Clean-Up Saturday, 16 September. All together 267 Butterfield team members cleared 113 bags of trash and recyclables from public spaces in six countries during the first of what will become an annual Community Action Day for the bank.

In Grand Cayman, more than 90 employees and family members cleared trash from the east and west sides of Coe Wood Beach in Bodden Town, gathering 63 bags of trash weighing more than 680 lbs.

Bank volunteers documented the debris using the Clean Swell app. This information, also documented by volunteers from all over the world, will be collated and categorised by Ocean Conservancy and the results will be shared with the public, the scientific community and decision makers.

Michael McWatt, managing director of Butterfield in Cayman, said “At Butterfield, the environment is a major focus of our corporate social responsibility, and the staff and their families who participated in this Group Community Action Day are all passionate about keeping our island clean and protecting the marine eco-system.

“The debris that has washed up on Coe Wood Beach, and the trash that has been left behind, if left to disintegrate in the sun can be extremely harmful to the area. We’ve had feedback from a couple of residents of Bodden Town thanking us for our efforts, so it’s great to know that it hasn’t gone unnoticed.”

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