16 April 2016

HSBC cleans up NYC’s Riverside Park

HSBC USA employees pitch in to make NYC cleaner and greener.

More than 100 employees volunteered as part of New York Cares Day Spring 2016, the 10th consecutive year of HSBC’s sponsorship of the city-wide annual spring clean-up.

HSBC employee volunteers removed trash and debris along the Hudson River, planted native grasses to mitigate erosion, and removed invasive species.

HSBC employees, friends and family gather for a team photo before rolling up their sleeves to clean up New York City’s Riverside Park

City-wide, more than 4,000 volunteers spruced up 74 public parks and community gardens on April 16, 2016. New York Cares is the largest volunteer network in New York City,

As lead sponsor since 2006, HSBC has helped New York Cares mobilize close to 40,000 volunteers who’ve given nearly 200,000 hours in volunteer service, helping to clean and green 2,100 acres in 300 parks and green spaces across New York City.

To raise awareness across the city, HSBC USA employee Peter Tavolacci joined New York Cares Executive Director Gary Bagley on WNBC-TV to discuss the impact of New York Cares Day Spring and promote awareness of the event.

“HSBC is a global bank with a commitment to making the communities where we live and work cleaner and greener,” said Kelly Fisher, Head of Corporate Sustainability for HSBC USA. “Our employees show year after year that they want to give back to New York City - one of the great cities of the world that we are proud to call an HSBC home town.”

Read more about New York Cares Day Spring at the New York Daily News