At Kitsap Bank, we have always been focused on the long-term effects of our work. This is reflected in our business practices, steadily growing our company in the Pacific Northwest for over a century. This is realized in our company culture, enjoying unprecedented employee longevity. And this is evident in our commitment to protecting the environment, serving as responsible stewards of our limited natural resources.
Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is
Sustainable practices begin right here at home, and we start by supporting small businesses in our communities, reducing our carbon footprint and growing our local economies. We regularly contribute to local eco-conscious non-profit organizations, we choose to partner with vendors who offer sustainable products, and we actively reduce waste and invest in energy efficient facilities.
In addition, the bank hosts an annual Earth Day beautification project. This year nearly 100 Kitsap Bank employees and their families volunteered in the fourth annual Earth Day event. Joined with Olympic College and Kitsap County Park Volunteers we sought out to protect Erland’s Point Preserve, a 30-acre park in Bremerton, from English Ivy -- an invasive species that that kills trees, crowds trails, and takes over woodlands. Previous Earth Day events have taken us to Poulsbo, Gig Harbor, Silverdale, and the beautiful shorelines of the Olympic Peninsula.