FBNBank Ghana has supported several organisations as part of the bank’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Week (CR&S), with donations to the National Polio Plus Committee and selected Rotary Clubs, Music for Quality Feet Incorporated, Village of Hope Orphanage, the Prince Kofi Amoabeng Leadership Foundation, Success in Motion, and Al-Waleed Comprehensive Basic School.
This year’s celebration of the annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Week, simply referred to as ‘CR & S Week’, was commemorated across the FirstBank Group from Monday, October 23 to Saturday, October 28, 2023 under the theme ‘Kindness: A Way of Life’.
At a short ceremony at the FBNBank head office in Accra as part of the annual CR&S week, the bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive, Victor Yaw Asante, and other senior executives of FBNBank made financial contributions to the various institutions totalling GH¢S125,000. As part of this year’s celebration, the bank also undertook renovation work including painting and repairing windows at the Al-Waleed Comprehensive Basic School in Nima. The bank also replaced computers at the school’s ICT laboratory.
Commenting on its CR&S celebrations, FBNBank Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Victor Yaw Asante said: “FBNBank has devoted a full week to focus the bank’s attention and efforts on our communities, delivering benefits to the people in a responsible and sustainable way. Through the celebrations, we intend to positively impact our communities and encourage our staff and other stakeholders to make personal and corporate efforts to deliver hope and benefit to persons and communities in disadvantaged positions”.
Mr. Asante further stated: “In all these, we prioritise giving back to society, and it has become part of our culture. Our humble gesture today is a testament of our commitment to supporting people. Our commitment to nation-building largely informs our approach to corporate responsibility and sustainability, which is three-pronged: citizenship, stakeholder management and impact management. Citizenship and stakeholder management involves considering the needs of stakeholders when making decisions, while impact management is about minimising the negative impact of our operations and increasing our positive inclusive impact on society”.
FBNBank donated GH¢40,000 to the National Polio Plus Committee and selected Rotary Clubs to support vaccination and the eradication of polio; GH¢30,000 to Music for Quality Incorporated to support the provision of a recreational centre and library at the Nyame Dua Children’s Home in Accra; GH¢20,000 to the Village of Hope Orphanage to support the education and upkeep of tertiary institution students; GH¢20,000 to the Prince Kofi Amoabeng Leadership Foundation to support the purchase of books for donation to tertiary institutions, students and scholarships; and GH¢15,000 to Success in Motion in support of raising awareness for mental health in collaboration with the Psychiatry Department, University of Ghana Medical School, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
Over the years, FBNBank has been committed to the social, economic and environmental well-being of its stakeholders; and has through its annual CR&S week celebrations focused on the areas of education, sports, health and empowering people. The bank earlier made donations of GH¢50,000 to the Making Learning Happen (MLH) Foundation and GH¢20,000 to the Lifeline for Childhood Cancer Ghana (LCCG) Foundation as part of its CR&S contribution to our communities.
FBNBank has in its 27 years of operating in Ghana remained focused on putting its customers and communities first. This it has sought to do through the rich value and excellence of what the bank contributes to the relationship with its stakeholders as a whole, particularly the customers.
FBNBank Ghana is a member of the First Bank of Nigeria Limited Group, which is renowned for its great customer service and general stakeholder engagement garnered over its 129 years of operation. FBNBank Ghana has 24 branches, four service points and a network of agents across the country, with over 600 staff. FBNBank offers universal banking services to individuals and businesses in Ghana.