Our efforts towards the sustainable development of Ghana and Africa as a whole have earned us both local and international recognition.

Our Credentials

Our efforts towards the sustainable development of Ghana and Africa as a whole have earned us both local and international recognition.


The Bank’s exemplary leadership of making relevant social interventions has been nationally recognised with a considerable number of awards received:

  • In 2010, we were adjudged “Best Bank in CSR” at the Ghana Banking Awards.
  • In 2014 as well, the Bank emerged the Winner again in the “Best Bank in CSR” category at the Ghana Banking Awards.
  • In 2015, Access Bank Ghana also topped the “Best Bank in CSR” Banking category at the Ghana CSR Excellence Awards.
  • Recently in 2016, Access Bank Ghana also won “Best Sustainable Bank of the Year, World Finance Award as an Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement Award at the Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards.


Building strong alliances gives the Bank a great deal of credibility in all of its sustainability activities. Adherence to the principles, values and shared commitments of our partnerships is critical as it makes significant impact towards our sustainable development journey. In effect, we have developed strategic partnerships/coalitions with the following key organisations:

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a global non-profit organisation that promotes corporate sustainability practices through sustainability reporting. GRI does this by releasing standards and principles on sustainability reporting.

Equator Principles (EP), a framework for managing environmental and social risks in the financial sector. Over 80 financial institutions in over hundred countries across the world have so far signed up to the Principles.

London Benchmarking Group (LBG), a global network of organisations that are committed to community investment as a tool for sustainable development.  The LBG Model is currently used as a framework for measuring, managing and reporting the value and the achievements of the contributions made to communities and the society.


In helping to boost a sustainable economic growth in Ghana, we take into consideration strategically relevant measures to bring this objective into fruition.  Over the years, we have spearheaded a financial inclusion drive which has benefitted thousands of lives nationwide in helping to develop a sustainable economy. One key initiative the Bank has financed in line with driving sustainable economic growth is the Maternal Health Service Support introduced as a key aspect of enrolment benefits of the Access Women Banking (W) initiative.

Maternal Health Service Support (MHSS)

To re-inforce Access Bank’s commitment to women empowerment and its unflinching support for the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals, the Maternal Health Support Scheme (MHSS) under the ‘W’ initiative was rolled out as a social impact product to help women and families overcome barriers to good health and well-being.

The service provides women with financing for medical expenses related to fertility treatment, natal (child delivery) services, bariatric (weight control) treatments, and other specialised procedures such as hysterectomies and myomectomies through our easy and convenient financing options.