This is the third time in five years that the bank has been recognised for its lead role in corporate social responsibility.
The citation accompanying the award stated: “Access Bank is noted for financial inclusion and empowerment, promoting employee relations and diversity, while investing in education, health, greening and environmental sustain-ability”.
According to Mr. Kojo Williams, Lead Project Manager for the conference, “The Ghana CSR Diary and Awards initiative had evolved into a sub-regional agenda of West African CSR conferences and awards. Since its launch in 2011, more than 60 blue-chips, SMEs and socially-responsible companies out of about 500 other applicants, had their CSR activities verified, evaluated and awarded.”
The bank was amongst over 110 socially responsible corporate entities who were assessed for recognition. The CSR Excellence Awards seeks to identify, verify, evaluate and reward socially-responsible activities of companies in the country and across the sub-region, as they contribute to national and sub-regional growth, sustainability and prosperity. It was open to small, medium and large companies in Ghana and all stakeholders in the CSR and community development spectrum.
Receiving the award on behalf of the bank, the Head of Corporate Communications and Brand Management, Mr. Nana Adu Kyeremateng said, “Our joint efforts at creating a sustainable banking environment through our employee volunteering programme and other initiatives has led to this recognition, a testament to our desire to real impact in our communities of operations.”
Over the past six years, Access Bank Ghana has demonstrated its continued commitment to social investments and is focused on the areas of education, health, arts and culture, environment and sports.