Zenith Bank Plc and its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ebenezer Onyeagwu, have been recognised at the Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility CSR Africa Awards.
A statement on Sunday said Onyeagwu won ‘CEO of the Year’ award, while the bank won in four categories, namely ‘Best Company in Reporting and Transparency’, ‘Best Company in Infrastructure Development’, ‘Best Company in Gender Equality and Women Empowerment’ and the ‘Most Responsible Organisation in Africa’.
It said, “The judges found him worthy for his commitment to promoting sustainability and responsible business practices in Nigeria, by his frontal leadership of sustainability in Zenith Bank, thereby enabling best industry practices in the banking sector, and for his passion for reducing carbon emissions in the bank’s operations.
“Under his leadership, the Zenith Bank’s social investments totalled N3.29bn in 2020, representing nearly two per cent of the bank’s profit after tax.”
According to the statement, SERAS is an initiative of TruCSR that celebrates and promotes investments by corporate organisations in the society through CSR and sustainability initiatives.