At Bankwest we’re committed to reducing our environmental impact and playing our role in limiting climate change to two degrees. In July 2016 our Margaret River and Geraldton locations became the first Bankwest stores to be powered by solar energy. These were followed by our Collie store in December 2016 and our Subiaco and Northam stores in July 2017. Between these five stores, 65.5 tonnes of CO2 has already been saved, that’s equivalent to planting 1,691 trees.
Bankwest is a division of the Commonwealth Bank, which now has 36 solar powered sites across the group, bringing the total solar power installs to 544 kW. Our real time portal displays data on how Bankwest and CBA’s network of solar-powered stores and branches across Australia is performing and shows the contribution our solar panels make to powering our stores on a daily basis and to reducing emissions.