Africa’s Pan African bank , Eco Bank has reaffirmed its commitment to help save the planet by supporting the World Environment Day. Management and Staff will plant tress across all its 33 branches in Africa.
The Bank Management will also donate garden implements to local authorities to help nurture and grow planted seedlings.
Deforestation has destroyed between 3.5 billion and 7 billion tress annually.To counter this, Ecobank’s charitable tree planting initiative, “Planting today. Protecting tomorrow”, illustrates the bank’s firm belief that its long-term success is intertwined with the sustainable development of the economies, societies and environment in which it operates.
As a pan-African bank we strive to give back to our communities, to society and to the environment as a core tenet of our culture
“Ecobank’s presence across 36 African countries gives us many advantages, but it also imposes on us a huge corporate responsibility. It is absolutely right that we demonstrate our passion for preserving the environment for future generations through our actions as opposed to just mere words.” remarked Ade Ayeyemi, Group CEO of Ecobank
He added :“As a pan-African bank we strive to give back to our communities, to society and to the environment as a core tenet of our culture. Our “Planting today. Protecting tomorrow” initiative is part of our strategy to make a real difference and to ensure that we save the planet for all future generations: for everybody’s children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.”
Since 2013, Ecobank, has developed an initiative where it gives back on the first Saturday of every October, to the communities through volunteering in 33 pan African countries. Ecobank has become a leading co
In 2017, Ecobank Day focused on “Safe Water, Healthy Living” to raise awareness of the millions of Africans who cannot access safe clean water, and it saw Ecobank management and staff give over 10,000 hours of their time volunteering for community development projects.