We believe each of us has the opportunity to positively impact every day in the way we represent Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, support our customers, and drive beneficial change in our communities. Our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices embody our commitment to the people and places we serve. Through these purposeful and principled business practices, we remain committed and connected to our recognized corporate culture of positively impacting society.
By reducing our carbon footprint and decreasing energy expenses, we lead the way in continuous improvement in all areas of environmental management.
By bolstering the social and economic health and well-being of the communities we serve, we help our customers and colleagues thrive and deliver better results as an organization.
Our senior executive team and Board of Directors recognize the importance of their roles in setting the organization’s tone, paving the way for responsible growth, and ensuring effective governance.
2020 ESG Highlights
Delivering on Our Environmental Commitment
customer account statements delivered via eStatements
increase of digital banking enrollments
increase of digital banking logons
of locations using high-efficiency LED lighting
tons of technology equipment recycled
recycled equipment put back into the community for reuse
Serving Our Communities
in charitable donations
community organizations receiving donations
in donations awarded via the employee charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause
SBA Paycheck Protection Program loans processed
modifications to commercial and consumer loans for COVID relief
National Community Bank Service Award from ICBA
Fostering Diversity and Employee Development
of Board of Directors are female
of executive management team are female
of officer-level employees are female
money contributed to employee-owned health savings accounts
financial support for external skill development opportunities for employees
hours employees participated in training to enhance their skills