Continuing its drive for sustainable economic growth and prosperity through its week-long Sustainability Awareness Week, Africa’s largest retail bank, Access Bank Plc., hosted members of staff and some of its third-party stakeholders to workshops on sustainable business practices.
According to the Group Managing Director/CEO, Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe, “over the past decade, Access Bank has been recognized as a responsible organization strongly committed to driving sustainable development. Every year, we dedicate an entire week to highlight our focus on sustainability to employees, customers, suppliers, communities and other stakeholders.
“The Sustainability Awareness Week is one of the ways we leverage our capacity and resources to create awareness on Sustainability best practices and encourage our stakeholders to contribute to sustainable development”
The theme for the 2019 Sustainability Awareness Week is “Together for a Sustainable Future”, and it is not surprising that Access Bank organized Sustainability training sessions for its suppliers to support this important set of stakeholders focus on Sustainability agenda.
Speaking on the need for more third-party engagement with partners and vendors of the Bank to imbibe sustainable practices, Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan, Head, Sustainability, Access Bank Plc. said, “It is important that all third-party stakeholders in our value chain buy-in to our culture, understand and appreciate sustainability. It is important to know that whatever applies to Access Bank also applies to them. Therefore, whenever they conduct their businesses in a way that is not environmentally or socially responsible, it affects the Bank’s image negatively”.
Since fully incorporating sustainability into its organizational processes in 2008, the Bank has developed excellent and impactful initiatives to strategically address key social, environmental and economic challenges, while also promoting its sustainability agenda through effective partnerships.
Other activities undertaken by the Bank to commemorate the Sustainability Awareness Week include, the launch of a Digital Idea Wall for sustainability ideas, a therapeutic arts session, among others.