FirstBank Celebrates CR&S Week


First Bank of Nigeria Limited is commemorating the second edition of its Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S) Week scheduled for June 19 to 23rd, 2018.

The event with the theme: “Touching Lives: You First,” would offer the bank’s employees the opportunity to give their time and resources in the service of humanity.

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

Also, a statement from the bank explained that it also reinforces its role in driving sustainable development in the communities where it operates.

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

 Part of the highlight of the event showed that the bank would be promoting acts of random kindness in its over 800 business communities, explaining that the initiative was launched in 2017.

“All stakeholders are encouraged to nominate people they believe are deserving of kindness,” it added.

“FirstBank staff would drive welfare through visits to homes of the less privileged and elderly across the Bank’s footprints in Sub-saharan Africa and the United Kingdom to present the items  which have been procured based on a prior needs assessment at the chosen locations.

“FirstBank’s CR&S Week is the first of its kind in the Financial Service industry in Nigeria and it is tailored to spotlight the bank’s corporate citizenship interventions to drive positive impact across various communities all in one week.”

Furthermore, the bank said it was encouraging people everywhere to step out of their comfort zones, perform a random act of kindness, post a picture and tag FirstBank on any of the social media platforms using a dedicated hash tag.

Speaking on the initiative, the MD/CEO, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan stated that: “The 2018 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability week will amplify the bank’s employee giving and volunteering scheme as we all collaborate across our business communities to create sustainable impact, touch lives and make our societies a better place to live.”