SG-SSB a leading Bank in Ghana and a subsidiary of the Societe Generale Group celebrated its Citizen Commitment Week from 1st to 9th June 2012, a week dedicated to solidarity and social commitment. The Societé Generale Group has on its calendar every year one week for the celebration of what is termed as “Citizen Commitment Week”. The essence of the weeklong celebration is to choose a project that will be undertaken by each subsidiary that should have an impact in the community and more importantly the staff should be committed to the project. As part of the activities to round up the event on Saturday 9th June 2012 staff of SG-SSB once again visited the Shelter for Abused Children in Osu Accra.
In a welcome address, the Shelter Managress Madam Georgina Mensah, said SG-SSB had committed itself to the Shelter for Abused Children for the last 3 years and they were delighted and grateful and honoured to have staff from SG-SSB. The activities for the day would be an epoch making event, the less privileged in society being given the opportunity to access modern technology through the Bank's donation of it centre. The social interaction, clean up, and the other activities will definitely leave smiles on the faces of the Staff and Children.
The Managing Director of the Bank, Mr Gilbert Hie in a response said in 2011 SG-SSB's Citizen Commitment week celebrated with the Shelter, saw to the rehabilitation of their Computer laboratory. SG-SSB promised the donation of some usable computers. This year, SG-SSB has set up a Computer Laboratory as promised with 20 computers, complete with cabling and furnishing. The program for the day would include the cleaning refurbishment and painting of the Shelters Library Facility, External Wall, interaction and games with the Children and finally a buffet lunch. He hoped SG-SSB's presence would serve as an inspiration to the children. He stated that the Bank was assisting as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and that SG-SSB believes CSR means to Care, to Share and to Respect.
The Shelter for Abused Children is a temporary shelter run by the Department of Social Welfare since October 2003. The Shelter serves as a referral point for organizations working to protect the interest of children in the country, especially the Domestic Violence & Victim Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service. These agencies normally request for care and protection for victims of child abuse whiles their cases are pending proceedings. The children are taken through psycho-social and medical rehabilitation.
SG-SSB, specializes in Retail Banking; Corporate Banking and SME. SG-SSB is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange and a member of the Ghana Club 100. The Bank's parent company Societe Generale is one of the largest European financial services groups. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial solidity with a strategy of sustainable growth, and aims to be the reference for relationship banking, recognised on its markets, close to clients, chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams.
Its 157,000 employees* based in 85 countries accompany more than 33 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Societe Generale' teams offer advice and services to individual, corporate and institutional customers in three core businesses:
Retail banking in France with the Societe Generale branch network, Credit du Nord and Boursorama
International retail banking, with a presence in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia, in the Mediterranean basin, in Sub-Saharan Africa, in Asia and in the French Overseas Territories
Corporate and investment banking with a global expertise in investment banking, financing and global markets.
Societe Generale is also a significant player in specialised financing and insurance, private banking, asset management and securities services.
Societe Generale is included in the international socially-responsible investment indices: FTSE4good and ASPI. www.societegenerale.com
* including employees of Societe Marseillaise de Credit acquired in September 2010 by Credit du Nord