In order to educate ourselves through action and spread environmental awareness, we are organizing environmental voluntary activities around the world, with the aim to encourage our employees to contribute to a greener, more sustainable future.
Developing Change – Makers
of a Greener Future
Where Innovation Meets Sustainability
In a bid to make waves beyond the banking sector, Temenos has embarked on an exciting journey towardssustainability through a treeplanting initiative. Since 2021, we have partnered with Grow-Trees to plant 35,000 trees, helping tackle climate change, improve biodiversity, and provide employment for villagers (Telangana and Tamil Nadu) in India. In 2024, at TKO in Dubai, attendees weren’t just discussing cutting-edge banking solutions; but they had the chance to participate in this initiative by “adopting” one of the planted trees. These trees will continue to thrive for years to come, absorbing carbon dioxide, improving air quality, and providing employment opportunities for local communities.
800+ Temenosians stepped up to the challenge, demonstrating that our innovative technology solutions, designed to empower banks and drive financial inclusion, can also promote sustainable practices by highlighting the important relationship between humanity and the planet.
Mission Earth Team
In 2023, our Mission Earth team, a group of passionate and dedicated Temenosians continued its mission to promote environmental awareness and stewardship across our global community. Through nine insightful internal meetings and our first-ever co-hosted environmental event with our partner, the team delved into critical environmental topics such as mass extinction, minimalism, e-waste, green building, biodiversity, plastic pollution, climate change, environmental health, toxic ingredients and “green” holidays. These discussions and activities fostered a deeper understanding of these pressing issues and inspired Temenosians to take action for a more sustainable future.
The Temenos Forest in Romania
Temenos Romania proudly extends its collaboration with “Plantăm fapte bune în Români.” In March 2023, we took meaningful action by planting around 780 acacia trees, spanning 0.16 hectares in Moara Domneasca, Ilfov County, Romania. Our dedication continued later in the year, as we planted an extra 3,700 spruce seedlings in Rasinari, Sibiu, Romania.
This ongoing tree planting initiative remains a key point for us in 2024. Our goal is to further enhance the forested areas, ensuring the sustained well-being of the trees previously planted.
International Youth Day 2023
In commemoration of International Youth Day 2023, Temenos India organized an insightful seminars on waste management, engaging nearly 200 young minds from our Adopt-IT program.
Through interactive sessions, students gained valuable insights into effective waste management practices, including segregation, recycling, composting, and upcycling.
The seminars fostered knowledge sharing, empowering students with tools to tackle environmental challenges and contribute to a sustainable future.
Breaking the plastic habit (again!)
Temenos Taipei Office is now our second single-use plastic-free office, demonstrating our strong commitment to sustainability. Through eco-friendly practices, reusable alternatives, and initiatives such as promoting sustainable commuting (>80% now use public transportation) and providing reusable cutlery/lunch boxes, we’ve notably reduced our environmental impact. At Temenos, we believe in the collective power of small, everyday actions to positively impact our environment and communities, fostering a more sustainable world.
Earth Hour 2023
In a global testament to our unwavering commitment to sustainability, Temenosians across the world united in celebrating Earth Hour, a global movement towards environmental stewardship.
From Shanghai and Hong Kong to Taiwan, Singapore, Shanghai, Luxembourg, Australia, Athens, and more, Temenos offices cherished Earth Hour, echoing its call to action for a sustainable planet. In our India office, we marked the occasion with a special event, partnering with students from a Special School for an afternoon of fun and educational activities that celebrated the nature.
Furry Kids Support Program
In a heartwarming gesture of compassion, Temenos Shanghai organized a fundraising event to support the furry friends at BaoEn Temple, an ancient Shanghai sanctuary dedicated to rescuing and caring for animals for over three decades. With contributions from our colleagues and young Temenos ambassadors, we raised funds to provide essential care for the rescued animals, reflecting our commitment to animal welfare and Biodiversity. Every life, regardless of species, holds inherent value, and we strive to safeguard our planet for future generations with compassionate care.
Earth Day 2023
Temenos celebrated Earth Day with active participation in environmental initiatives, including the #Adopt-iT program and collaboration with Indian Universities. Kalliopi Chioti, Temenos’ Chief Marketing & ESG Officer, took center stage at the G20 360-degree Ιnternational conference in CTTE college in Chennai, addressing the academic community with a poignant message:
“Let’s all work together to raise environmental awareness and shape a low-carbon, climate-resilient future”.
By inspiring young minds, we not only ignite their passion for environmental protection but also affirm our commitment to building a brighter tomorrow for all.
World Environment Day 2023
This year’s World Environment Day was celebrated as a reminder that people’s actions on plastic pollution do matter!
On June 7, 2023, we hosted a live on-line event, where more than 400 passionate participants from all around the world came together to discuss the pressing issue of plastic pollution and explore effective ways to overcome it.
Through our employee resource group, Temenos Mission Earth Team, we continue to raise awareness about sustainability, including a focus on tackling plastic pollution by beating the plastic habit.
World Cleanup Day 2023
In celebration of World Cleanup Day, Temenosians and family members from diverse offices such as Luxembourg and Taiwan joined forces to make a positive impact on their communities.
Together, they volunteered their time and energy to clean up local areas, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to environmental protection.
Breaking the plastic habit
Our Luxembourg office is committed to being part of the solution, not the pollution, and became the first single-use plastic-free office in Temenos. The plastic free policy was launched in May 2022 and it has made a big impact. As a result, single-use plastics are banned from the office, all purchased plastic items undergo screening, plastic bottles and cups have been replaced by glass and employees consciously opt for restaurants that use eco-friendly packaging, source local and organic ingredients and practice waste reduction.
Mission Earth Team
In 2022, following the success of Mission Earth Possible Challenges, we have proudly introduced the Mission Earth team, an Employee Resource Group, made up by passionate employees with a vision to inspire all employees to become part of the solution and spread environmental awareness by acting on 7 key areas and contributing to 12 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals of the UN).
7 Key Areas: Nutrition, Education, Waste, Natural Resources Consumption, Biodiversity, Transportation and Mindfulness/Minimalism
Mission Earth’s VISION 2025 is to get EVERY Temenosian engaged in any of the 7 key areas and share the action with peers, family and friends, in order to start a butterfly effect of positive change.
The Temenos Forest in Romania
In March 2022, Temenos Romania, in collaboration with Plantăm fapte bune în Români, and the national afforestation initiative of ‘’Planting good deeds in Romania’’ planted 1500 shrubs, covering 0.25 hectares of a former landfill in Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania and later in the year planted another 10,000 spruce seedlings in Rasinari, Sibiu, Romania. The tree planting will continue throughout 2023-2024, by increasing the forested area and caring for the already planted trees.
No Lighty, We Likey campaign
On 26th March 2022, Temenosians around the world celebrated Earth Hour by switching off the lights for one hour and joining millions to shape our future.
More than 1,000 employees took the opportunity to reconnect with nature, connect with their community, to get active while spending time with their loved ones and even discovering their artistic side.
World Earth Day 2022
Once again the Miami Temenos shows their dedication to World Earth Day 2022 by organizing an Earth Week, in collaboration with Seakeepers which included beach and park cleaning, collecting and separating 430 pounds of garbage for recycling.
During May – June 2022, Temenos Luxembourg participated in the Luxembourg government action “Mam Vëlo op d’Schaff oder an d’Schoul”, translated to cycling to work or school .Our employees cycled 465km to work and saved more than 100kg CO2.
World Environment Day 2022
Following World Environment Day 2022, many Temenosians all around the world celebrated the day with events and activities.
• At the Greek Office, a group of 33 volunteers participated in an emissions-free activity, by walking 3.5km to the nearby stream to clean the park and the neighborhood on their way and back, resulting in more than 300 kg of waste collected.
•At Indian Offices, weeklong programs were conducted from 30th May 2022 to 5th June 2022, such as a No Lift week challenge (67,470 climbed steps resulting in saving 131 kg CO2), a webinar of kitchen gardening and kids activities including scavengers hunts and nature craft.
• Τhe Johannesburg Office, participated in a local event aimed at raising awareness and promoting sustainable open green spaces in urban area by planting trees. Also, in Cape Town, the office team members volunteered their time to support a beach clean-up in Hout Bay Beach in Africa.
World Ocean Day 2022
Our office in Miami celebrated World Ocean Day on 8th of June 2022 by participating in a beach cleanup with the aim of raising public awareness about caring for the environment.
International Coastal Cleanup 2022
In order to mark International Coastal Cleanup Day 2022 in September, employees of the Miami office, together with their family and friends, volunteered their time to clean up the marine coastline and raise awareness of the problem of plastic pollution in the oceans.
International World Clean Up Day 2022
In order to celebrate International World Clean Up Day 2022 in September, employees across APAC volunteered to collect litter from the nearby parks and sensitize the local community about the risk of mismanaged waste.
Miami Team in Action
To celebrate Earth Day, on April 22nd 2021, Miami team joined Debris Free Oceans organization for the neighborhood spring cleaning and collected around 120 pounds of garbage in Wynwood.
Ecosystem Restoration Virtual Family Event
Temenos celebrated ecological restoration on World Environment Day 2021, by teaching our future generation the ancient technique of seed ball making. It was a Virtual Family event with more than 20 participants along with their family members joining hands together for the contribution towards environmental sustainability.
Mission Earth Possible
In July 2021 we launched, for the first time, a global CSR challenge: the Mission Earth Possible, a series of monthly environmental challenges designed to increase awareness and inspire action, engaging 270 Temenosians from all our offices globally, in the following areas:
Digital Clean up, Reduce electricity consumption, Adopt a more Plant-Based Diet, Drive less, Fly less and Buy less, Waste less.
Grow Trees Initiative
In 2021, Temenos, together with Grow-Trees, a social enterprise that helps tackle the climate crisis, improve bio-diversity and provide employment for villagers in India, has launched a project to exclusively plant trees in two areas in India, where two of our offices are located.
Trees for Biodiversity, Theni-Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India – 25,000 Trees. Trees for Villagers, Khamam, Telangana, India – 10,000 Trees.
The trees are adopted by Temenos and eTreeCertificates for each tree planted, are being sent to employees, partners as well as Temenos corporate event participants, to be able to monitor the progress of the adopted tree.
Internal campaign to Stop the Use of Plastic
In 2020, our Temenos India employees in Chennai have participated in an internal campaign to raise awareness about the impact of plastic use on the environment.
Miami Beach Cleanup Activity
For the International Coastal Cleanup 2020 Day, our Temenos Miami employees joined Miami Water Keeper and Biscayne Nature Center for a Beach Cleanup activity.
Temenos Green Initiative (TGI)
In 2020, Temenos has launched in India, The Temenos Green Initiative (TGI), a series of targeted annual events aimed at empowering Temenosians to become change makers of a greener future.
Trash to Treasure Contest 2K20
In the context of Temenos Green Initiative (TGI), our Temenos India employees along with their families have participated in the ‘’Biggest Virtual Family Event’’ ever to be organized by Temenos, aimed to promote the concept of Upcycling by transforming waste into artistic and impactful crafts.
Miami Eco-Action Volunteering
During the Miami-Dade Park’s Eco-Action Day, our
ladies volunteered to restore one of the biggest parks
and natural areas in Miami, Crandon Beach.
Internal Campaign to Stop Plastic Pollution
To raise awareness about the big environmental impact of plastic and to help reduce plastic use, our Temenos India employees in Bangalore conducted a five day campaign.
In August 2019, our Temenos India employees in Chennai volunteered to clean Porur lake. In October 2019, they returned to the lake, not only to clean it but also to plant trees, contributing to the protection of the lake flora and fauna.