Fidelity Bank marks 2019 compliances, ethical week

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Managing Director/CEO, Fidelity Bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo

FIDELITY Bank Plc is participating in this year‘s version of the Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week and has organised series of engagement initiatives that are part of the activities.

Disclosing its participation in the six day event, which commenced November 3 and will end Friday, November 8, the bank noted that its participation is part of sustained efforts to promote ethical values and professionalism within the bank.

In a statement, Fidelity stated that “the Corporate Compliance and Ethics Week is organised annually by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), and it provides organisations with the ideal occasion to demonstrate their extensive and comprehensive compliance and ethics programmes in a manner that strengthens its ideals while educating employees.”

The Managing Director/CEO, Fidelity Bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo, pointed out that the bank remains committed to the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in its dealings with customers.

He stated: “Guided by the Fidelity Code of Business Conduct and Ethical Policy, we expect our employees to uphold its tenets always, and act in a way that reflects the bank’s principles. We have instituted an Ethics Committee to drive this agenda and intervene in guiding staff when necessary.”

The CEO promised to put the best interests of its teeming customers first, adding that strict adherence to proper ethical values has helped sustain the bank’s standing as a socially responsible organisation and good corporate citizen.

As part of the activities, the bank will conduct trivia contests, quizzes and lectures for its staff. “The focus is to remind ourselves of the need to imbibe ethical values within the organisation even as we strive to build an enduring institution,” stated Okonkwo.

According to the statement, Fidelity Bank remains focused on select niche corporate banking sectors as well as Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) for its over five million customers who are serviced across its 250 business offices and various digital banking channels. 

The bank is currently driving its retail banking businesses through its robust digital banking channels.

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