Advans Ghana Savings and Loans has won the overall Best Company in Charitable Given in the Sustainability and Social Investment Awards at a grand event at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel.
Olivier Bailly-Béchet, the CEO of the company together with Head of Partnerships Development, Alhassan Salley picked up the award.
Mr Bailly-Béchet extended his gratitude to all staff for continuously availing themselves for social commitments acknowledging their collective efforts for making the company stand out.
“The award was important because it acknowledged the strong importance Advans Ghana gives to being accountable and building awareness of social and environmental issues amongst our employees, clients, partners and the communities in which we operate.
“Advans Ghana will continue to invest in impactful activities as a result of having Social Responsibility completely integrated into the company’s values, corporate governance, budget, reporting and actions,” he said.
The Sustainability & Social Investment Awards is an initiative to create awareness, encourage companies, CSI/CSR foundations, NGO’s and other implementing agencies in delivering high impact CSI/CSR projects that align with government’s focus on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
It is also 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.
It focuses on areas such as Sustainable Development Projects, Educational Sponsorship Projects, Community Development & Infrastructure Project, Sanitation Facilities, Environmental Sustainability Projects, Sustainable and Social Investment Projects etc.
In 2018-2019, Advans Ghana implemented many CSR activities throughout its network of 20 branches across Ghana.
Projects like donations and visits to leprosarium, hospitals, educational institutions, health screening free service, market cleaning actions and donations of garbage containers, tree planting exercise to compensate the company’s yearly paper consumption and partnership with the Royal Seed Home orphanage.
Advans Ghana Savings and Loans is a subsidiary of the Advans Group headquartered in Paris with presence in nine countries in Africa and Asia and serving more than 1 million clients.
In Ghana, Advans operates in 20 branches across eight regions with the head office located in Accra-Newtown.
Advans Ghana’s mission is to provide client-centric financial services to small businesses and under-served populations in a sustainable and responsible manner.
The event was under the theme “Celebrating Impactful brands and their Sustainable Legacies”.