Advans Ghana Savings and Loans has been adjudged the overall Best Company in Charitable Giving at the 2019 Sustainability and Social Investment Awards (SSIA).
The Savings and Loans Company was nominated in two categories at the awards event, which took place in Accra, under the theme: “Celebrating Impactful Brands and their Sustainable Legacies”.
CEO of Advans Ghana, Mr Olivier Bailly-Béchet, and Head of Partnerships Development, Mr Alhassan Salley, represented the institution and picked up the award.
In a press release to citinewsroom.com, the CEO, Mr Olivier Bailly-Béchet applauded the staff for continuously availing themselves for social commitments.
“It was through your collective efforts that Advans Ghana stood out of the crowd of many organisations to win the award,” he said.
He further noted that the award is a demonstration of the strong importance Advans Ghana attaches to being accountable and building awareness of social and environmental issues amongst the employees, clients, partners and the communities in which the institution operates.
Mr. Bailly-Béchet, also said that the comapny will continue to invest in impactful activities as a result of having Social Responsibility completely integrated in the Company’s values, corporate governance, budget, reporting and actions”.
Advans Ghana is a subsidiary of the Advans Group, headquartered in Paris, with a presence in nine countries in Africa and Asia. It serves more than one million clients.
In Ghana, the company operates in 20 branches across eight regions, with the head office located in Accra-Newtown.
Between 2018 and 2019, the Savings and Loans Company implemented many Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) activities throughout its network branches across Ghana.
It provided assistance to the leprosarium, hospitals and educational institutions. It also sponsored health screening services, market cleaning actions and tree planting exercises to compensate for the company’s yearly paper consumption. It also has a partnership with the Royal Seed Home orphanage and donated garbage containers, among others items, to institutions.
The SSI Awards is conceptualised to publicly recognise the impact made by companies, enterprises, institutions and individuals through exemplary success in voluntarily improving the quality of life of people and communities with various categories, such as Sustainable Development Projects, Educational Sponsorship Projects, Community Development & Infrastructure Project, Sanitation Facilities, Environmental Sustainability Projects, Sustainable and Social Investment Projects.
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