THE blue bank, which at the moment is only ANZ, is the most sustainable bank globally in the 2012 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth time in six years.
"We're pleased the efforts of our 48,000 people to improve our contribution to sustainability have been recognised by the world's leading organisation for measuring sustainability performance," ANZ chief executive officer Mike Smith said.
"Across the bank we have worked hard to improve our performance through initiatives such as our target to increase the finance we provide to the renewables sector or through the work we've done to improve financial literacy in underserved communities in the Pacific.
"We recognise there is still plenty to be done but we're making good progress and we're pleased to be recognised for our achievements to date," Mr Smith said. Meanwhile, Fiji will soon see the opening of another blue bank, the BRED bank.