As part of activities to mark the 2021 World Environment Day, Union Bank employees, #TeamUnion, together with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation visited two schools in Lagos for a tree planting exercise.
The schools visited were Eko Akete Senior Grammar School, Lagos Island and Akande Dahunsi Memorial Senior Grammar School, Ikoyi, where over 15 employee volunteers planted 20 trees and created awareness on environmental responsibility among the students.
Introduced in 1974 by the United Nations, the aim of World Environment Day is to facilitate awareness and encourage action across the world for the protection of the environment. This year, the global theme was ‘Ecosystem Restoration’ with a call to take action to reimagine, recreate and restore our world.
Union Bank is committed to being a champion for sustainable business practices and a socially responsible Bank. Our commitment to this cause is articulated in our annual sustainability reports which are published on our Citizenship, Sustainability, and Innovation (CSI) microsite. The reports also outline our progress in these focus areas.
At Union Bank, achieving a safer, more sustainable, and prosperous planet for all humanity means that we will continuously adopt energy-efficient ways to minimise our environmental footprint and reduce wastage until all aspects of our business operations are fully compliant.