As a way of re-enforcing its commitment to sustainability principles and commemoration of the bank’s 10 years of sustainability, Access Bank Plc has dedicated November 5th – 9th 2018 as its Sustainability Awareness Week.
This CSR Week themed ‘The Journey to a Sustainable Future,’ is aimed at reminding staff of the crucial role they have to play in creating a sustainable future.
“This week will also encourage them to engage in activities that will positively impact the environment as well as touch lives, leaving indelible positive memories on people,” a statement from the bank explained.
The Access Bank Sustainability Awareness Week 2018 will also be held in all the subsidiaries of the bank.
It stated that the week is packed with series of events, one of which is the Employee Volunteering Awareness Day that recognizes the contributions of employees who had championed various innovative initiatives to better the lives of people in various communities.
Additionally, various training sessions and workshops would be held to educate people on the importance of embedding responsible practices in business operations and everyday life. They will highlight the effect on the triple bottom line- Planet, People and Profit.
As part of its plan for encouraging and promoting healthy living among staff and external stakeholders, the bank said it would finance the treatment of 100 women with fistula as well as host a weight loss challenge.
Speaking about the Sustainability Awareness Week, the GMD/ CEO of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe said: “Protecting the environment is the duty of every human being and business; therefore, looking at the world through a sustainability lens helps us ‘future proof’ our present actions and their consequences in the future.
He also said: “At Access Bank, we are not only in business to maximize shareholders’ value, we consider the social and environmental impact of every aspect of our banking operations and channel our resources to achieve sustainable growth and development in Africa.
“As we carry out our business, we put the community at the centre of everything we do.”