Alpine Bank retains environmental designation

David Miller
David Miller

Alpine Bank has retained its certification for meeting international standards for environmental management.

Alpine Bank has been recertified for another three years to maintain its International Standards Organization (ISO) 14001 designation. Alpine Bank first earned the designation in 2006 and since has been recertified four times. The bank remains the only financial institution based in the United States that’s earned the distinction.

“The ISO 14001 environment management standard challenges us to make our best better internally and in partnership with our communities,” said David Miller, a senior vice president who also serves as chairman of the green team at Alpine Bank.

Miller said Alpine Bank has reduced its annual electricity use by 7.2 percent and its natural gas use by 2.5 percent since 2012 and invested in solar gardens developed by the Clean Energy Collective. Alpine Bank engages employers to participate in environmental programs and river cleanups. The bank also hosts document shredding and electronic waste disposal events.

The ISO, the world’s largest standards developing organization, and has published more than 19,000 international standards since 1947.

KPMG Performance Registrar, an internationally accredited ISO auditor, audited Alpine Bank as part of the recertification process and visited 10 bank locations to ensure practiced were implemented.

Headquartered in Glenwood Springs, Alpine Bank operates 38 locations and employs 680 people across Colorado. For more information, log on to