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Ecobank Cameroun ‘Planting today. Protecting tomorrow’

Management and staff of Ecobank Cameroon are using World Environment Day to reaffirm their commitment to help save the plant by planting trees. The trees will be planted at Douala in co-operation with the

Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development.

 

Globally, it is estimated that between 3.5 billion and 7 billion trees are cut down every year. Ecobank’s tree planting initiative, ‘Planting today. Protecting tomorrow’, is taking place in each of the 33 countries in which the bank operates. The bank firmly believes that its long-term success is intertwined with the sustainable development of the economies, societies and environment in which it operates.

Ade Ayeyemi, Group CEO of Ecobank said: “Ecobank’s pan-African presence gives us many advantages but it also imposes a huge responsibility on us in terms of our social and environmental obligations and we grasp these wholeheartedly. We know that we must ‘give back’ to our communities, to society and to the environment and this is a core tenet of our culture.”
Mme ABUNAW GWENDOLINE Managing Director of Ecobank Cameroun said: “Ecobank is a bank of the people for the people, and we care very much about our local communities and our environment. Our ‘Planting today. Protecting tomorrow’ initiative is part of our strategy to ensure that we save the planet for our children, our grandchildren, our great grandchildren and all future generations.”


 Ecobank will also be donating garden implements to local authorities for them to use to nurture and grow the planted seedlings.

 

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