Sahara Group’s 2020 sustainable development report emphasizes growth and innovation

Cover of the Sahara Group’s sustainable development report

Sahara Group has published its 2020 sustainable development report which reiterates its commitment to create shared value for its various stakeholders

We have navigated through global economic and health challenges with constant attention to creating shared value for our stakeholders. Our proactive response to the pandemic ensured business continuity ”

– Pearl Uzokwe, Director, Governance and Sustainability, Sahara Group

LAGOS, NIGERIA, December 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ –
A leading energy conglomerate, Sahara Group has published its 2020 sustainable development report which also reiterates its commitment to create shared value for its various stakeholders through economic development, environmental protection and the construction of a sustainable society.

The report highlights the economic, social and environmental performance of the Group through 7 operational entities within the Group, including the Sahara Foundation.

Under the theme “Harnessing disruption for growth and innovation”, the report highlights how Sahara continues to leverage innovation and technology to achieve its corporate goals and sustainability ambitions in its activities by Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In 2020, the Sahara Group took on the global economic and health challenges, “leveraging the disruption for growth and innovation”.

Sahara Group Governance and Sustainability Director Pearl Uzokwe said the group has continued to foster partnerships and initiatives that have co-created a desirable future through innovation.

Uzokwe said, “We have traversed global economic and health challenges with constant attention to creating shared value for our stakeholders. Our proactive response to the pandemic has ensured business continuity.”

She said the Group’s COVID-19 response work included launching Abuja’s only isolation, recovery and treatment center with 300 patient beds; provide and maintain the oxygen supply to hospitals in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, provide dry and cooked food to more than one million beneficiaries, face masks, hand sanitizers and relief supplies to communities where our electricity subsidiaries (Ikeja Electric, Egbin Power and First Independent Power Limited), upstream and other Sahara subsidiaries operate across Africa.

In Zambia, Asharami Energy Limited Company donated tens of thousands of handcrafted fabric / chitenge masks to increase access to PPE and slow the spread of the virus. The company has also published materials in English, Bemba and Nyanja to facilitate the dissemination of information about the pandemic. In Kenya, Asharami Synergy Limited donated thousands of 5 liter jerry cans of hand sanitizer, while oxygen was donated to hospitals in Nigeria (via Egbin Power), Ghana as well as Côte d ‘Ivory to stimulate survival operations. Our commitment is to impact 1.3 billion Africans as the continent recovers from the pandemic.

According to Uzokwe, Asharami Energy Limited, an upstream company of the Sahara group, recorded an improvement in responsible sourcing performance with 92% of our suppliers assessed for environmental risks in 2020. A leading operator in the sector in upstream from Africa, Asharami Energy also achieved zero fatalities and losses. time of injury during the reporting year.

Sahara’s commercial branch is committed to fully comply with IMO2020 regulations on maintaining the sulfur content in marine fuels at 0.50% m / m (mass by mass) for emission control. In addition, a commitment of $ 44 million for the construction of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) facilities in the West African region was made as well as the purchase of two additional LPG vessels to ensure the availability of cleaner energy sources for our global market.

“Our commitment to host communities has enabled us to invest US $ 742 million in community development, with a focus on supporting COVID-19 relief efforts. We also repaired all cables and panels for the rural electrification project in the community of Ajoki. A project that we plan to complete by 2022. These demonstrate our progress on the path to sustainable development, ”Uzokwe added.

Despite the challenges faced in 2020, the Sahara Foundation has realigned its areas of intervention to address two new pillars: promoting access to clean energy and fostering sustainable environments as we execute the social responsibility initiatives of people and companies. (RPC) of the Group.
In 2020, we launched a flagship project, the Sahara Impact Fund, aimed at strengthening the UNSDGs in Africa with a capacity of over $ 100,000.

Sahara Group’s 2020 sustainable development report reflects its economic, social and environmental activities from January 1 to December 31, 2020. The report is the energy conglomerate’s sixth sustainable development report and the fifth report drawn up in accordance with the GRI standard. The 2020 sustainability report has been organized and presented in accordance with the sustainability reporting standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The guidelines aim to ensure consistency between companies reporting on their sustainable development activities.

For detailed information, please visit the Sahara Group website (www.sahara-group.com) to download the full report

Bethel Obioma
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