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Case study: How Access Bank is combating corruption
As one of the most important African banks, Access Bank regards sustainability as key to its business strategy and vision. Creating social, economic and environmental value now, will generate added value for stakeholders in the long run. Therefore, combating corruption is a key priority for Access Bank.
Access Bank is committed to operating as a sustainable financial institution that will not endanger the future of the next generations. The bank incorporates corporate responsibility into its decision-making processes and operations.
Adopting an anti-corruption policy is an important step towards a more sustainable and transparent future. In order to combat corruption, Access Bank took action to:
• appoint anti-bribery compliance officers
• show zero tolerance for bribery and corruption
• engage external stakeholders to report unethical practices
• raise awareness of anti-corruption practices among employees
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