Again, Zenith Bank emerges Nigeria’s most sustainable bank

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For the second consecutive year, Zenith Bank Plc has been named the ‘Most Sustainable Bank in Nigeria’ in the International Banker 2024 Banking Awards.

A statement from the bank on Sunday said that the award was a testament to the bank’s position as a trailblazer in sustainable banking practices.

Zenith Bank was the first bank in Africa to publish a stand-alone sustainability report by the GRI Standards: Core Option in 2016.

It has consistently published assured stand-alone sustainability reports and tracks its carbon emissions using a certified tool built on the internationally recognised Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

Commenting on the award, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank, Dr Adaora Umeoji, said, “We are deeply honoured to be recognised as the most sustainable bank in Nigeria for the second time in a row. This prestigious award underscores our steadfast commitment to sustainability and reinforces our belief that responsible banking is essential for long-term success and societal impact.”

She dedicated the award to the founder and Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, Dr Jim Ovia, lauding the bank’s stakeholders for their commitment and unwavering support in ensuring that Zenith remains a highly successful institution.

She added, “This remarkable achievement is a testament to the visionary and impactful leadership of our founder and Chairman, Dr Jim Ovia. His exceptional foresight and dedication have been the cornerstone of our success.

“His ability to inspire and guide with strategic acumen has been instrumental in steering Zenith Bank to new heights.”

Along with the strategic guidance of our esteemed Board members, the unwavering commitment of our ever-diligent staff, and the steadfast support of our loyal customers, Dr Ovia’s leadership has been pivotal in transforming our sustainability initiatives into a reality. We owe this success to his relentless pursuit of excellence and his deep-seated commitment to redefining the banking landscape in Nigeria.”

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