As part of Absa Bank’s commitment to sustainable development, the bank joined the Green Ghana national campaign championed by the Government of Ghana to plant five million trees to help improve Ghana’s green cover and save the depleting forest reserves. Employees of Absa Bank Ghana, working in collaboration with the Ghana Forestry Commission, planted 5,000 tree seedlings. The tree planting initiative was also held to commemorate Green Ghana Day.

Mr. Cyril Nai, Head of Marketing and Communication at Absa Bank Ghana, said the bank would continue to remain a force for good in society by championing and supporting initiatives that will ensure a sustainable and brighter future for Ghana.

“At Absa, bringing green possibilities to life also means partnering [with] our stakeholders and communities to restore our lost forests and repair the damage to our ecosystem to help mitigate the effects of climate change.”

Mr. Cyril Nai | Head of Marketing and Communication, Absa Bank Ghana

“As a forward-looking bank that believes in sustainable development, we are inspired by the Green Ghana project, which will help create sustainable cities and communities. Absa Bank is committed to supporting initiatives that will help improve and preserve our environment as well as strengthen the country’s climate change resilience.”

Mrs. Priscilla Yeboah | Head of Citizenship, Absa Bank Ghana

Absa Bank Group remained committed to demonstrating its commitment to shaping a sustainable future through several initiatives including being a founding signatory of the UN’s Principles for Responsible Banking. The group recognizes that its role as agents of economic growth and development involves being responsible stewards in all aspects of the group’s operations.

The Green Ghana project is a Government of Ghana initiative implemented by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and the Forestry Commission of Ghana to plant five million trees to restore depleted forest cover. As part of the project, the Government distributed millions of seedlings, including economic trees like Wawa, Mango, Rosewood and Shea to the districts and regional offices of the Forestry Commission and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies for planting.