BHBT makes a donation to the MDI YMCA

Environmental, Social, and Governance

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.

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By reducing our carbon footprint and decreasing energy expenses, we lead the way in continuous improvement in all areas of environmental management.

Go to the Environmental section

See our Environmental Policy Statement


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.

Go to the Social section

See our Social Responsibility Statement


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.

Go to the Governance section

Highlights from 2023 ESG Report

Delivering on Our Environmental Commitment


of customers receive account statements via eStatements


increase of customers enrolled in online and mobile banking


increase of digital banking logon activity


of locations using high-efficiency LED lighting


increase of renewable energy consumed


of applications use cloud computing

Serving Our Communities


in charitable donations


community organizations receiving donations


in donations awarded to date via the employee charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause


hours volunteered by employees in the past 4 years


in scholarships awarded to high school seniors in the past 3 years


"World's Best Bank" Award from Forbes and Statista

Fostering Diversity and Employee Development


of Board of Directors are female


of executive management team are female


of all 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

For more detailed diversity information, please visit the Diversity at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust page.

Previous ESG Reports

2022 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report

2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report