Access Bank Plc recently celebrated 10 years of promoting sustainable banking with a week-long event held across its several branches within and outside Nigeria.
The event, tagged ‘Journey to a Sustainable Future’, was geared towards reiterating the bank’s commitment to sustainable banking.
Speaking at the flag-off ceremony, the chief executive officer, Herbert Wigwe, described the celebration as an opportunity to appreciate the results recorded so far while still setting the pace for better achievements in the coming years.
He said: ‘‘The business of banking for us, goes beyond keeping money. We are very interested in people and the planet and we are committed to these. I am happy at the progress we have made with this since we began 10 years ago and I am very sure we will do even better in the coming years. I believe we have the most skilled, disciplined and ethical people in the industry and I can make bold to say that it is our collective effort as a team that has gotten us this far in our journey to becoming the world most respected African Bank.”
Corroborating the statement, head of Sustainability, Access Bank, Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan, added that over ten years, the bank has initiated several ideas that have demonstrated its commitment at promoting sustainability.
The event featured series of activities including seminars, cooking competition, employee volunteering, movie screening and other exciting activities geared towards deepening the sustainability culture among the staff as well as celebrate the efforts and impact achieved over the last ten years. One of the highlights was the kick-off of the biggest loser competition which aims at promoting a healthy lifestyle among the staff.
Since 2008, Access Bank has continued to earnestly push the boundaries on matters relating to sustainability, building value for stakeholders by sustainably making profit, reducing the environmental impact of its business operations, and developing the communities it serves.