United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Africa's global bank, is committed to being a socially responsible company and role model for all businesses in Africa. As West Africa's largest and most profitable bank, we realize that there is a need for a social contract between the bank, the community and its people. To this end, United Bank for Africa became the first bank in Nigeria to institute a foundation -UBA Foundation.
As the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the UBA Group, UBA Foundation is committed to the socio-economic betterment of the communities in which the bank operates, focusing on development in the areas of Environment, Education, Economic Empowerment and Special Projects.
UBA Foundation draws its inspiration from the Group’s intrinsic values of humility, empathy, resilience, integrity and its mission statement; "to be a role model for African businesses, abiding by the utmost professional and ethical standards, and creating an enduring institution”. These values have, and will always be the factors that inspire us to ‘Do Well and Do Good.’ By extending the hand of partnership to our communities, the Group aims to ensure that goodwill is cultivated and that our operations are sustainable and beneficial.
As the CSR arm of a Bank which remains the role model for other corporate organizations in Africa. UBA Foundation seeks to set standards for other CSR groups; especially concerning the true meaning of CSR. UBA Foundation has dedicated resources to ensuring that CSR is not simply conceived as a marketing tool in the corporate world. Instead, UBA Foundation recognizes CSR as it really should be; as a corporate contribution towards promoting sustainable development in communities.
Since 2006, UBA Foundation has spent over N560 million in the following focus areas referred to as E.E.E.S (an acronym that connotes EASE) - providing ‘EASE’ to the community:
- Economic Empowerment
- Special Projects.
Providing "Ease" to our Community