Coherently with its commitment to sustainable development, on Saturday March 27th, UniCredit will take part in the worldwide event sponsored by WWF, by switching off lights in some of its major buildings in Europe.
UniCredit Group will take part in Earth Hour, the worldwide event sponsored by WWF, to be held next Saturday, March 27th, with the aim of making people, institutions and companies aware of climate change issues.
At 8.30 p.m. CET, lights will be switched off for 60 minutes in several European UniCredit Group buildings in order to show, through a symbolic action, the Group's commitment to climate protection and to highlight the need of reducing greenhouse gases emissions. UniCredit Group has promoted the Earth Hour message through its internal communication tools, inviting its 166,000 employees to join the initiative.
The Group will take part in the WWF event coherently with its commitment on climate change, which has translated into several actions over the past years. Those actions include the use of energy efficiency measures and renewable sources in its branches and main buildings, as well as the participation in such programs as UNEP FI (United Nation Environment Program Finance Initiative), a global partnership between UNEP and the financial sector aiming to evaluate the impact of environmental and social issues on the financial performance.
Through its presence in the WWF event, the Group chooses to give "symbolic evidence" of its awareness that financial groups have a responsibility in tackling the main environmental issues and sustainable development.
On Saturday 27th, Earth Hour will encompass 25 time zones (starting at 8.30 p.m. CET), switching off lights of cities, monuments, institutions, firms and homes all over the world. It will involve this year a record of more than 2,700 cities in 120 countries, aiming to involve one billion people to call on world policy makers to preserve the planet against the global climate change.
Rome, 24 March 2010
List of UniCredit buildings to be switched off during the "Earth Hour"
Italy Milano - Bodio
Italy Milano - Cologno Monzese
Italy Genova - Via Dante 1
Italy Bologna - Via del Lavoro
Italy Roma - Via Tupini
Italy Palermo - Magliocco
Germany Munich - Kardinal Faulhaber Strasse 1
Germany Munich - HypoHochhaus Arabellastrasse 12
Austria Vienna - Lassallestrasse 1
Austria Vienna - Lassallestrasse 5
Austria Vienna - Julius Tandler Platz
Austria Vienna - Schottengasse 6
Austria Vienna - Hohenstaufengasse 6
Austria Vienna - Renngasse 2
Austria Vienna - Danube Tower 252 m
Slovenia Ljubljana - Šmartisnka 140
Serbia Belgrade - Rajiceva 27-29 (city centre) - roof top logo
Serbia Belgrade - Airport City, Omladinskih brigada 88 - roof top logo
Slovakia Bratislava - Šancová street in - logos and illuminations
Bulgaria Sofia Central building - 7, Sveta Nedelya square
Bulgaria Sofia Aksakov - 8, Aksakov steet
Bulgaria Sofia Ivan Vazov - 1, Ivan Vazov str.
Bulgaria Sofia Batemberg - 12, Batemberg str.
Bulgaria Sofia Kaloyan - 3, Kaloyan str.
Bulgaria Sofia Youjen Park - P.U.Todorov, bl.1
Bulgaria Sofia Hemus - 1, Madrid Bld.
Bulgaria Ruse - Ruse flagship - 5, Sveta troitza square
Bulgaria Varna - Varna flagship - 1, Petko Karavelov str.
Bulgaria Pleven - Pleven - 121, Vasil Velvski str.
Bulgaria Burgas - Burgas flagship - 22, Aleksandrovska str.
Bulgaria Stara Zagora - Stara Zagora - 126, Simeon Veliki Bld.
Bulgaria Plovdiv - Plovdiv flagship - 4, Ivan Vazov str.
Czech Rep. Prague - Prague - Náměstí republiky
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