“This programme will be the largest international environmental education programme of its kind and one about which HSBC and FEE are very excited. It aims to impact positively on young people around the world through the delivery of the Eco-Schools Programme and the engagement of HSBC employees.”
Simon Martin, Group Head of Sustainability, HSBC Holdings plc
"Tackling climate change is one of the biggest challenges our generation faces. By educating and supporting our children to take action, Eco-Schools is making a difference now and for the future. The Eco-Schools awards scheme is the world's largest environmental education programme for children. It enables schools to enhance their local surroundings, save money and reduce their carbon footprint. The efforts of children, staff and volunteers in Eco-Schools are recognised internationally by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The Green Flag is a symbol of FEE."
By Jan Eriksen, President of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)
The mission is to promote Eco-Schools climate change activities worldwide through the network and knowhow of the Eco-Schools programme, and to involve HSBC volunteers.
The vision consists of supporting environmental education as an integral part of sustainable development through the support of the Eco-Schools International Programme.
The aim is to develop a global network of schools that actively contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gases and is adapting behaviour and involving HSBC employees.