Dangote cement plants trees to mark 2018 ‘Sustainability Week’

Dangote’s Ghana Country Director, Brice Houeto, planting a tree with his management members

Leading cement producer, Dangote Cement Ghana, has partnered the Ghana Tourism Authority in celebrating this year’s UN World Tourism Day celebration, which coincides with Dangote cement’s sustainability week, by planting 200 trees in the Tema Metropolis.

In all, 150 coconut and 50 almond trees were planted in the Tema Newtown fishing habour community as part of the project.

“We are doing this as a mark of our commitment to sustaining the environment. Dangote is proud to partner with the Ghana Tourism Authority [Tema Regional Area] as part of this year’s World Tourism Day to embark on this sustainability drive,” Dangote’s Ghana Country Director, Brice Houeto, told the Goldstreet Business at the event.

Brice Houeto explained that the company’s commitment to sustainability is the way forward in assuring customers and prospective clients that Dangote has a long term operational plans in Ghana and the entire continent.

“Our agenda for sustainability is to affirm to our clients in all 11 Africa countries where we operate, that, we’ll be here today, tomorrow, and many years to come,” he noted.

The company’s operational agenda, Brice Houeto explained is to ensure continuity from the quarries to the job site and to the consumer in a sustainable way, adding, “the first place we can impact is the community in which we operate and that is why we have done this.”

“Ensuring environmental sustainability is not only the responsibility of businesses, but individuals. We need to check the way we dispose garbage, regular checks on our drainage systems among other things,” he added.

By Wisdom Jonny-Nuekpe