Zenith Bank becomes ‘Best Company in Sustainability Reporting In Africa,” at the 2017 Sustainability Enterprise Responsibility Awards (SERAS) CSR Awards held at the weekend.
Zenith Bank has blazed a trail, with its 2016 Sustainability Report titled “Creating Wealth Sustainably” being the first Sustainability report in Nigeria, and indeed, the first from Africa’s financial services sector to have adopted the new GRI Standards.
With its 2016 Sustainability Report, Zenith Bank has,being true to its pedigree, raised the bar in Sustainability Reporting within and outside the financial services sector, while setting the pace in the adoption of global best standards in reporting. The report has been widely acknowledged in the global Sustainability arena, with the GRI featuring it on the homepage of its official website: https://www.globalreporting.org/, out of the over 44,000 reports by over 11,000 organizations that are hosted on that database.
The bank has not only supported the global climate action and has prioritized investment in green and sustainable business projects but has fully integrated environmental and social considerations into its business and credit administration processes.
As part of its green earth policy, Zenith Bank is the first Bank in Nigeria to have carried out an external audit on its greenhouse gas footprints, using the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Standards, a globally certified GHG audit procedure.