Dangote Industries Limited has reiterated its commitment to a sustainable environment in all the communities where its business units operate by prioritising the use of natural and renewable resources.
The Company said in a statement that it was educating the Small and Medium Enterprises on driving positive change and foster more ways of sustainable production and consumption to drive a better society conducive to economic development.
The Group Managing Director of Dangote Cement Plc, Arvind Pathak, made these remarks while speaking during Sustainable Living Fair, a discussion and exhibition programme held recently in Lagos, as part of activities marking this year’s Sustainability Week themed “Sustainable Production and Consumption – The Dangote Way.”
He explained that the company in 2017 commenced its journey to sustainability with the adoption of seven Sustainability pillars; cultural, economic, operational, social, environmental, financial and institutional, across every aspect of business operations.
According to him, since the inauguration of the Dangote Cement Sustainability Week in 2018, employee volunteers have increased by 73 per cent, a testament to our vibrant Sustainability culture.
“At the fair, members of our host communities, visitors as well as employees can learn to prioritize the use of natural and renewable resources. Exhibitors are provided with an avenue to exhibit their goods, educate, and proffer alternatives to consumers thereby creating a win-win situation. “
He also commended the Lagos State Government for its commitment to good governance, demonstrated by the various environmental initiatives embarked upon by the state’s environment and water resources ministry.