This excerpt taken from the HBC 20-F filed Mar 9, 2007.
Financial Times Sustainable Banking Awards in 2006. The awards, in association with the International Finance Corporation, drew 90 entries from 48 financial institutions around the world. In addition to initiatives noted above, HSBC highlighted Investing in Nature, its US$50 million, five-year eco-partnership with Earthwatch Institute, WWF and Botanic Gardens Conservation International.
Also in 2006, HSBCs Group Head Office building in London achieved an overall rating of Excellent for site management and operation under the Environmental Assessment Method run by the Building Research Establishment, the UKs leading environmental standards authority.