Acting with the understanding of “We are growing with our values”, Kuveyt Türk reduces the use of paper in financial processes as part of the Paperless Branch Banking Project, while planting trees in nature with the savings it makes. Acting with the approach of “Our paper savings turn into trees”, Kuveyt Türk brings 7-8 year old trees together with the soil instead of saplings and carries out all kinds of maintenance of the trees.
Innovative and leading participation bank in Turkey, Kuveyt Türk significantly reduces the use of paper in financial processes with the Paperless Branch Banking Project, and allocates its savings to tree planting. Acting with the approach of “Our paper savings turn into trees”, Kuveyt Türk is planting trees instead of saplings, not only with the approach of creating green areas, but also considering the benefits of living creatures. In this context, Kuveyt Türk brings 7-8 year old trees together with the soil instead of 1-2 year old saplings. Thanks to the execution, trees produce oxygen faster for living beings, contribute to the improvement of the environment faster and the environment is afforested in a short time. In addition to pine trees, Kuveyt Türk also brings together fruit trees with the soil for the food of living creatures living in the natural environment and carries out all kinds of care.
“We reduced our paper savings by 15 percent”
Kuveyt Türk’s Executive Vice President HR, Strategy and Digital Transformation, Aslan Demir said “With the work we have carried out as part of the Paperless Branch Banking Project, we make improvements to the extent permitted by legal regulations, and obtain approvals from digital channels in many transactions we carry out at branches, thereby reducing the use of paper. With this project, the experience we offer to our customers is gaining momentum and we are benefiting the nature by preventing the trees from being cut down. Thanks to the execution we developed as part of the Paperless Branch Banking Project last year, we reduced our paper savings by 15 percent and thus prevented hundreds of trees from being cut down. With the first savings we have achieved here, we have brought together 500 trees, whose ages are 7-8, with the soil.”
“As our paperless savings increase, we will bring new trees together with nature.”
Noting that they aim to expand the scope of the project, Aslan Demir said “We plan to spread paperless banking practices in accordance with the legislation, both in our branches and in our headquarters units. The more paper we save, the more we will contribute to nature, and we will increase this contribution by planting trees. Every tree planted is of course beneficial to human beings, but while we transform our paper savings into trees, we do not bring the trees together with the soil just to benefit people. We plant the trees with the idea that new that each new tree should contribute to living and non-living beings, especially animals, live a life in harmony with them, and continue their generation. As we expand our Paperless Banking practices and increase our paper savings, we will continue to bring new trees to the land.”