Fifth Third Sustainability Business Resource Group Plants Trees for Local Orchard

Jan 5, 2023 3:00 PM ET
Collage of four photos of groups of people outside in cold weather apparel, digging, planting, and doing other labor.

As part of its efforts to advance environmental sustainability in the communities it serves, members of Fifth Third Bank’s Sustainability Business Resource Group helped to plant fruit trees in a local Cincinnati neighborhood on Nov. 16.

Planted in the Evanston neighborhood, the new orchard was overseen and installed by The Common Orchard Project, a local non-profit organization that works to install and maintain hundreds of small orchard plantings across Greater Cincinnati. The orchards provide increased food access, tree canopy and walkable greenspace in neighborhoods that have experienced disinvestment. The Common Orchard Project has planted 14 orchards in Ohio to date and plans to plant 50 more by 2024.

Established in 2022, the Fifth Third Sustainability Business Resource Group is an enterprise, or company-wide, BRG that comprises nearly 800 employee members from across its footprint. The Sustainability BRG is focused on sustainability in the areas of employee development, community involvement and business innovation.

More information about Fifth Third’s Purpose-driven culture and its commitment to corporate sustainability can be found in its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report.