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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Dangote launches waste-to-wealth, recycling - ITREALMS

The 2019 Global Sustainability Week got a boost in Nigeria as employees of the pan-African conglomerate, the Dangote Industries Limited commenced an environment focused initiative tagged “Waste to Wealth initiative,” reports ITREALMS.

The initiative, 
ITREALMS gathered is focused on managing waste disposal while generating income and giving back to communities wherein we operate.

The company marked the Sustainability Week with the theme: “Our Community, Our Passion” with various activities held in the Lagos and across its Business Units and plants. These activities focused on investment programmes directed towards turning waste to wealth, and reviving reading culture in young children in host communities.

In Lagos, over 200 Sustainability Champions and employee volunteers across the business units, assisted five international facilitators to train the children on turning the most insignificant materials and waste in the environment into tangible assets of economic value to the nation.

Dangote employees took the initiative to St. George Primary School and Aunty Ayo International School in Ikoyi, where the facilitators, with additional help from the volunteers, trained the children on how to manage their wastes and create sustainable products that are marketable from their everyday generated wastes.

Speaking on the initiative, the Group Chief Sustainability and Governance, Dangote Industries Limited, Dr. Ndidi Nnoli, said the company’s sustainability approach is driven by a desire to contribute and impact positively towards the development of host communities and the society at large.

According to her, the 2019 Sustainability Week is directed towards safeguarding the environment by educating the host communities on how to turn waste to wealth to achieve sustainable development.

Chuks Egbuna/Editor

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