Fremont Bank Certified as a Bay Area Green Business

Bank’s Operations Center recognized for top tier environmental performance

FREMONT, Calif. March 6, 2013 - Fremont Bank, a leading full-service community bank in California, has been officially certified as a Bay Area Green Business for its commitment to long-term environmental sustainability. Certified by the Bay Area Green Business Program a founding member of the California Green Business Program, the bank joins a list of the state's most environmentally responsible companies.

“As a certified Bay Area Green Business, Fremont Bank is performing in the top tier in several areas of environmental performance at its Operations Center,” said Pamela Evans, coordinator for the Green Business Program in Alameda County. “The bank has taken critical steps to reduce waste, increase recycling, and implement a comprehensive approach to energy efficiency, water conservation, and more. We are proud to include Fremont Bank on our list of companies committed to sustainable business practices.”

Fremont Bank currently recycles all confidential paper, old electronic equipment, toner cartridges, light bulbs and batteries. Last year, the bank also partnered with the City of Hayward to enhance its recycling program to include mixed recyclables and organic material recycling. Only biodegradable cups, plates and utensils are used in the bank’s break rooms, and its janitorial staff exclusively uses certified green cleaning products.

“Fremont Bank has worked hard to reach higher standards of environmental performance by conserving resources and preventing pollution,” said Sandi Redmond, director of facilities and logistic services. “This certification is a credit to the bank’s leadership and associates who have made caring for the environment a top and ongoing bank priority.”

Last year, Fremont Bank received the “2012 Environmental Achievement Award” from the Hayward City Council for its recycling initiatives to reduce landfill waste.

About Fremont Bank

Fremont Bank ( is a leading retail and commercial bank, California mortgage lender, award-winning top philanthropic business and consistently ranks in Bay Area News Group’s “Top Bay Area Workplaces.” Founded in 1964, Fremont Bank is one of the oldest independent family-owned and managed banks in the state and focuses on personalized service for clients. It has 18 branches across the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Monterey with loan production offices in Sacramento and Los Angeles counties. Find Fremont Bank on Facebook at and on Twitter at @FremontBank.

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