FirstBank has announced its readiness to reinforce and reiterate its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility as well as sustainability ahead of the forthcoming fifth edition of its CR&S Week-themed ‘Kindness: A way of life.’
The bank further announced that it would mark its corporate social responsibility activities across seven countries in line with its strategic approach of engagement.
In a statement, it said this was in furtherance of its continued commitment to impacting the lives of individuals in its host communities across seven countries: Nigeria, United Kingdom, Ghana, DRC, Guinea, Sierra Lone, Senegal, and the Gambia.
The Chief Executive Officer, of FirstBank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, said, “The CR&S Week is another opportunity to strengthen our commitment and extend our reach beyond the communities where we operate in Nigeria and across our subsidiaries. Over time, our goal has stayed the same, to create platforms through which our positive impact is felt. For us in the FirstBank Group, beyond saying that we care, we take a step further and show it.”
The statement said through the years of commemorating its annual CR&S Week, FirstBank had impacted lives across its host communities in Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and its SSA subsidiaries.
These impacts comprised the partnership with Lagos State Government on the provision of a Primary Health Centre at Ijedodo Community, Lagos State; engagements with over 60 charities, orphanages, correctional centres, schools, and Internally Displayed Persons Camps which resulted in touching the lives of over 20,000 underprivileged individuals, it stated. “
It stated that the FirstBank CR&S Week would offer employees opportunities to give their time & resources to defined causes.
The statement read, “the week’s activities are an aspect of the Bank’s Employee Giving & Volunteering Programme, which was instituted to encourage employees to give back to the community as well as inculcate in them the integral corporate culture of giving.
“There will be five main activities to be implemented during this year’s CR&S Week in Nigeria, FBNBank UK, and across the SSA markets. These activities include SPARK APP, Kind Comments Day, visits to orphanage homes, SPARK School engagement, and women’s economic empowerment. The major highlight of the Week will be the launch of the SPARK App.”