Dangote Industries Limited, a pan-African conglomerate, reiterates its commitment to a sustainable environment in all communities in which its business units operate by prioritizing the use of natural and renewable resources. did.
As a leading business organization, the company engages small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in driving positive change and promoting more ways of sustainable production and consumption, to drive a better society that leads to economic development. He said he was educating.
Mr. Arvind Pathak, Group Managing Director, Dangote Cement Plc, spoke at the event held in Lagos on Tuesday as part of activities to mark this year’s Sustainability Week themed “Sustainable Production and Consumption – The Dangote Way”. He made this comment during a talk at the Sustainable Living Fair, a discussion and exhibition program. . ”
He said Dangote Cement Sustainability Week is an annual tradition that positively impacts host communities through employee volunteerism at our Nigerian and Pan-African factories and across all Dangote business units. Stated.
Mr. Pathak explained: “Our commitment to sustainability at Dangote Cement officially began in 2017 with the adoption of seven pillars of sustainability across Dangote Group. social, environmental, financial, institutional, etc.
According to him, “Since the inception of Dangote Cement Sustainability Week in 2018, employee volunteering has increased by 73%, which is a testament to our vibrant sustainability culture.” One of the activities scheduled to commemorate the occasion is the flagship Dangote Sustainable Living Fair, which aims to showcase the various elements of a sustainable lifestyle.
“At the fair, host community members, visitors, and employees can learn how to prioritize the use of natural and renewable resources. It provides an avenue to educate and provide alternatives, creating a win-win situation.”
In his remarks, Nurudeen Yusuf, Head of Learning and Development, Dangote Cement, said, “In a world facing pressing environmental challenges, to address the urgent need for sustainable production and consumption, It is essential that we come together.”
“Today, we have a unique opportunity to witness innovative solutions, breakthrough technologies and exciting initiatives that are paving the way towards a more sustainable and just world.
“This exhibition serves as a powerful platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration and inspiration. Here we are excited to engage with passionate individuals, organizations and businesses leading the way in sustainable practices. I’m privileged to be able to do that.”
The Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, represented by Mr. Bankole Michael, the Deputy Commissioner for Climate Change and Environmental Planning in the ministry, called on the people to exercise self-restraint in waste disposal, stating: Ta. If we do not properly dispose of waste, it will return to the environment and wreak havoc on our residents. ”
He said that because of the unhealthy behavior of some people, governments are spending a lot of money cleaning up the environment, and that if the environment had not deteriorated, such resources could have been used for health and education. While pointing out that what we must do is ensure that we all live responsibly and sustainably.
Selected members of our management team and other stakeholders in our host communities, including the Nigeria Police Force, will discuss climate change, global warming and the circular economy, technically referred to as danscular at Dangote Group, and our implementation efforts. We conducted a detailed analysis of the efforts being made. Toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).