As part of its effort to encourage volunteering among its employees, Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Access Bank, held its Employee Volunteering Awareness Day on Wednesday, 7 November, 2018.
Dedicated to showcasing different CSR groups in the bank and celebrating their successes, over 3,200 employees across Nigeria, with more than twenty-five CSR groups, engaged in different projects covering human capital development, recycling, providing pro-bono law services and environmental conservation.
Speaking with the press at the event, Group Head, Sustainability, Mrs. Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan noted that, “there is not enough awareness on the essence of sustainability in our society today, so what we aim to achieve with the Sustainability Awareness Week is to carry all our employee and stakeholders along on this journey and deepen their commitment to the sustainability agenda of the bank.”
According to the Head of Human Relations, Mrs Bolaji Agbede, “this policy has received a 95% compliance rate among the employees and I believe it is because we have been able to communicate the importance of Sustainability.”
Some of the projects executed by these groups include the construction of a 14-class room block in Akodo, Ibeju-lekki by the ‘Give 2 Save lives’ CSR group, the rehabilitation of Yaba Health Centre, the construction of an emergency centre around the Lekki-Epe expressway and many others.