Sterling Bank Plc, has said it is committed to environmental sustainability and will continue to support initiatives geared towards ensuring that the environment is continually suitable for human habitation.
The Bank in a statement signed by its Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Henry Bassey explained that its participation in the on-going global celebration of the 2017 edition of the Earth Week, is in tune with it corporate commitment to the environment.
First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events is celebrated in more than 193 countries and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. Numerous communities all over the world celebrate Earth Week; an entire week of activities focused on the environmental issues that the world faces.
The statement assured that the financial institution would continue to invest in initiatives to promote sustainable environment and partner with various government and private institutions to provide a clean and healthy environment in the country.
According to the statement: “We will put in more investment into our Sterling Environmental Makeover (STEM), where members of staff of the Bank on a quarterly basis volunteer their time and resources to clean the streets of the country as part of its “Sterling Environmental Makeover” (#STEM) series. The exercise which is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives of the Bank focuses on environmental sustainability and aims at promoting a clean environment and good health among Nigerians.”
Bassey said the Bank will also extend the provision of street sweepers uniforms to highway managers to other states not currently covered by the Bank for the protection of highway managers and sweepers.
In his words: “Sterling Bank in 2011, joined the campaign for a cleaner environment, especially in Lagos, as it went into partnership with Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA). Under the partnership, the Bank makes available 25,000 units of Uniforms for cleaners and other highway managers in the state. Since then, the Bank has consistently provided LAWMA with these uniforms on a yearly basis. Other agencies that have benefited from this partnership include KIA Brigades and Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) operators. We have since extended this partnership to 14 other states of the federation with a view to partner with all state governments in Nigeria.”