Access Bank has won the Central Bank of Nigeria Sustainability Awards for the third consecutive time. The CBN Sustainability Awards recognizes and rewards sustainability performance especially with respect to the effective implementation of the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles.
The awards acknowledge the efforts of financial service providers operating in Nigeria, who have been able to successfully integrate social and environmental considerations into their business operations and activities in the year under review.
At the 2019 Bankers Committee Gala Night in Ogun State, Access Bank also clinched the first position in other categories such as the ‘Most Sustainable Transaction of the Year in Agriculture’ and the ‘Most Sustainable Transaction of the Year in Oil and Gas’.
Additional wins for the bank include, the ‘Most Sustainable Transaction of the Year in Power’ and the ‘Bank of the Year in Women Economic Empowerment’.
Group Managing Director of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe said the Awards are a “testament to bank’s sustainability commitment.”
“Our vision is to be the world’s most respected African Bank and sustainability is critical to our achieving this” Wigwe said.
Similarly, Head of Sustainability Access Bank, Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan reiterated the bank’s commitment to breaking new grounds and setting standards.
“In our determined effort to offer more than banking, we will continue to set the standards for responsible business practices and demonstrate corporate brand commitment to addressing social, economic, and environmental issues”, he added.