Access Bank receives first sustainability certification in Africa

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has received the highest level of sustainability certificaton the Sustainability Standards and Certification Initiative (SSCI).

presented the certification during the World Development Finance Forum (WDDF) Karlsruhe, Germany.
, has become the first-ever commercial bank Africa be sustainability certified.
This certification only features financial institutions around the world are pre-qualified for the SSCI certification program and demonstrated a strong commitment sustainability.

Reacting the recognition, Group Managing , Herbert Wigwe, said: “Over the years, we have mainstreamed sustainability into business activities and operations, thereby supporting innovative and equitable green economies across Africa.

“We are delighted to have Sustainability performance audited and certified by a prestigious international like the European for Sustainable Development, within its SSCI program. The certification is a testament of sustainability performance and commitment,” he added.

Head, Sustainablity Access Bank Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan, assured the bank will continue to strengthen its commitment towards supporting vibrant communities and influencing positive market transformation the areas wherein operates.

“The bank’ investment in community development remains focused on addressing pressing societal issues and unlocking new market opportunities for our and communities, thereby, ensuring the economic viability of the nation.

“Furthermore, we will continue to propel the world towards a more sustainable path, whilst ensuring that no one is left behind in alignment the UN Sustainable Development Goals and other global sustainability standards,” she added.

Access Bank also appointed a member of the International Council for SSCI.
The council helps ensure the work and strategies of certified institutions are in alignment with the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and national development agendas.