Ecobank reaffirms its commitment to help save the planet by supporting World Environment Day.


The pan-African bank said its management and staff will plant trees across all 33 countries of its pan-African footprint.


In addition, garden implements will be donated to local authorities to help nurture and grow planted seedlings.


Globally, it is estimated that between 3.5 billion and 7 billion trees are cut down every year.

To counter this, Ecobank’s charitable tree planting initiative, ‘Planting today-Protecting tomorrow’,  illustrates the bank’s firm belief 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:
“As a pan-African bank we strive to give back to our communities, to society and to the environment as a core tenet of our culture. Our ‘Planting today. Protecting tomorrow’ initiative is part of our strategy to make a real difference and to ensure that we save the planet for all future generations: for everybody’s children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.”