FirstBank Restates Commitment to Sustainability Principles


Nume Ekeghe

FirstBank of Nigeria Limited has restated its commitment towards corporate responsibility and sustainability programme.

The bank said in a statement that it had defined its approach to doing business responsibly as a corporate citizen, which it said involves positively impacting the lives of key stakeholders and the society at large.

This, according to the statement includes deliberate efforts to enable a truly rewarding career for its employees; providing value-added, innovative and sustainable products and services for customers; minimizing environmental impact as well as empowering the communities in which it operates.

The bank said it was committed to delivering social investments that will positively impact on the society through wholesome partnerships, encouraging diversity and inclusion whilst wearing the toga of integrity and accountability.

“Driven by its brand promise ‘You First’, FirstBank is determined to constantly build broader, deeper and sustainable symbiotic relationships to deliver long-term value to shareholders and continuously put stakeholders at the centre of its business.

“FirstBank partnered with the Lagos Business School to establish the FirstBank Sustainability Centre to contribute to knowledge in the sustainability driven sector.

“The centre has hosted the International Sustainability Conference to stimulate sustainability principles in business management; Sustainability Workshops for NGOs to create an enabling platform for NGOs in recognition of their emerging roles in contemporary society; and workshops for women-led SMEs to equip women for enterprise development with sustainable growth strategies,” it added.

With an effective Employee Giving and Volunteering Scheme, staff members dedicate their time, knowledge and experience to address development needs and challenges of the community in which they live and work.