FirstBank to Hold Corporate Sustainability Week

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced plans to begin the second edition of its Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Week.

The bank said in a statement that the event, scheduled for this week, would offer its employees the opportunity to give their time and resources in the service of humanity.

According to the bank, the week-long event, which is being commemorated across business communities in Nigeria, the United Kingdom, the  Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Senegal is a reflection of its brand promise to always put the needs of stakeholders first.

It said the bank was reinforcing its role in driving sustainable development in its host communities.

“The CR&S Week will witness the culmination and consolidation of the bank’s interventions in social responsibility, promoting random acts of kindness across 800 communities to reignite acts of kindness in our society. The events are tailored towards re-orientating the society along the right values, and encouraging the citizenry to intentionally create positive impact in their immediate environment,” the lender added.

According to the statement, the major highlights of the 2018 commemoration include visits to orphanages and less-privileged homes across sub-Saharan Africa and United Kingdom, career counseling for over 3,000 students; provision of vision screening and eye glasses for 2000 people; and empowerment of over 500 widows.

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FirstBank, Adesola Adeduntan, said, “As we collaborate across our business communities to create sustainable impact, touch lives and make our societies a better place to live in, the bank is encouraging people everywhere to step out of their comfort zones, and perform a random act of kindness.”

He said the CR&S week was the first of its kind in the financial service industry in Nigeria, adding that it was tailored to spotlight its corporate citizenship interventions to drive positive impact across various communities all in a week.


Culled from: Punch