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Fidelity Bank wins five awards at the 2022 HESS Awards


Fidelity Bank has been named the Most Safety and Security Conscious Company of the Year, Best Company in Data Security Management and Best Company in Fire Safety and Security Management at the 2022 Health, Environment, Safety & Security (HESS) Awards.

The bank’s Managing Director, Julian Opuni, emerged winner of the HESS Exemplary Leadership Award (Banking), while its Environment, Health & Safety Manager, Ebenezer Gbolonyo, was adjudged the HESS Male Personality of the Year.

The HESS award seeks to identify and celebrate health, safety and security-conscious companies who exhibit exceptional leadership and innovation in occupational Health, the Environment and Employee Stakeholder Safety and Security.

Speaking on the awards garnered, the Managing Director of the bank, Julian Opuni, stated that these awards are a testament to the bank’s commitment to safety in all spheres of our business.

“Winning five awards in an award scheme that recognizes the efforts of organizations in prioritizing health, safety, security and the environment is something we are most proud of. This is a validation of all the work we do to ensure the safety of all stakeholders. We wish to express our appreciation to the organizers for this enormous recognition. I have no doubt that these awards will spur us on to do better than we already have”

“I also wish to dedicate these awards to all our hardworking staff and our loyal customers whose support and loyalty continues to urge us on to greater heights,” Julian added.

“We were adjudged winner in these categories taking into consideration our periodic security awareness training for all staff and partner agents, the recent upgrade of our electronic systems as well as steps we have taken to put in place a remote backup for CCTV footage with AI functionality.

Additionally, our initiative to train staff on general Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) issues including emergency preparedness and procedures with respect to first aid and use of appropriate HSE signs as well as fire, flood and other occupational disasters were factored into the awards. Our capacity to monitor our full branch network, office ATMs and other collection points in real time through an internet protocol from a central monitoring station, among other things were also major factors leading to the recognition.”

He said the bank’s attainment of globally standardized ISO and PCI-DSS certifications were also acknowledged and contributed to the accolade of Best Company in Data Security Management.

We continue to validate our positioning as an indigenous business with global standards and a pacesetter in innovation, he said.

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