Fidelity Bank Wins Five Awards At The 2022 HESS Awards

Fidelity Bank Ghana Limited 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 held recently at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra.

The Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Ghana, Julian Opuni emerged winner of the HESS Exemplary Leadership Award (Banking & Finance), while the Environment, Health & Safety Manager of the Bank, 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, Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, Julian Opuni stated that these awards are a testament to the Bank’s commitment to safety in all spheres of their business.

“Winning five awards in an award scheme that recognizes the efforts of organizations in prioritizing health, safety, security and the environment is something Fidelity Bank is 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 hardworking staff of Fidelity Bank and our loyal customers whose support and loyalty continues to urge us on to greater heights” the Fidelity MD added.

Fidelity Bank was adjudged winner in these categories taking into consideration its periodic security awareness training for all staff and partner agents, the recent upgrade of its electronic systems as well as steps the bank has taken to put in place a remote backup for CCTV footage with AI functionality.

Additionally, the Bank’s 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. The bank’s capacity to monitor their 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.

Fidelity 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.

The Bank continues to validate it’s positioning as an indigenous business with global standards and a pacesetter in innovation.