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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Environmental

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

Social

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

Governance

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


2020 ESG Highlights


Delivering on Our Environmental Commitment


337,000+

customer account statements delivered via eStatements

25%

increase of digital banking enrollments

95%

increase of digital banking logons

30%

of locations using high-efficiency LED lighting

4

tons of technology equipment recycled

14%

recycled equipment put back into the community for reuse


Serving Our Communities


$590,000+

in charitable donations

400+

community organizations receiving donations

$43,000+

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


1,000+

SBA Paycheck Protection Program loans processed


900+

modifications to commercial and consumer loans for COVID relief


1

National Community Bank Service Award from ICBA


Fostering Diversity and Employee Development



25%

of Board of Directors are female


38%

of executive management team are female


60%

of officer-level employees are female


$383,486

money contributed to employee-owned health savings accounts


$43,000

financial support for external skill development opportunities for employees


2,925

hours employees participated in training to enhance their skills


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