The Dangote Group, a prominent pan-African conglomerate, has embraced advanced technology and environmental practices to minimize Green House Gas (GHG) emissions across its subsidiaries, aligning with global best practices.
As part of its commitment to reducing GHG emissions, the conglomerate has initiated awareness campaigns to educate its employees and local communities about climate change and environmental sustainability.
Mr. Anthony Chiejina, the Group Chief Branding and Communication Officer, emphasized the company’s dedication to eco-friendly operations.
Dangote’s commitment to eco friendly operations
He noted that their new facilities are designed with resource and energy efficiency in mind, employing modern equipment such as analyzers, opacimeters, and continuous emissions monitoring systems to measure greenhouse gas emissions in real-time.
Beyond emissions reduction, the Dangote Group has set broader climate goals that encompass environmental protection and regeneration.
These efforts include land reclamation and tree planting initiatives. Recently, the company organized workshops for journalists in North-Central and South-West Nigeria to promote climate change and environmental reporting.
Mr. J.V Gungune, the Plant Director at DCP Obajana, highlighted the conglomerate’s commitment to environmental sustainability, emphasizing the essential need to preserve the environment.
Dr. Igazeuma Okoroba, Head of Sustainability at Dangote Cement Plc, emphasized the integration of climate change and environmental sustainability into all aspects of the company’s operations.
Dr. Eseosa Ighile, Head of Sustainability at Dangote Cement Plc Obajana Plant, highlighted innovative strategies to reduce GHG emissions, including the adoption of alternative fuels (AF) to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
The AF project aims to achieve a thermal substitution rate of 25% in all plants by 2025, with plans to install AF feeding systems in all operational lines by 2024, aligning with Sustainable Development Goal 12.