Firm reaffirms commitment to workers’ safety
Expand Global Industries Limited (EGIL), a subsidiary of Henkel has reaffirmed its commitment to the safety of workers. Speaking to newsmen, Human Resources Manager, EGIL, Aliyu Jibril, said Henkel and its subsidiaries promote economic and social development as a local employer, purchaser and investor.
Aliyu said in Nigeria, the company fosters responsible economic activity of its employees, as well as customers. According to him, through an extensive local distributor network, EGIL provides thousands of jobs across the country with an estimated contribution of around 5,000 direct and indirect jobs in Nigeria.
He said the company, which generated direct employment for more than 1,000 people in the Ibadan plant, maintained that a growing industrial eco-system comprising local toll manufacturers and suppliers, support the daily operations such as raw material sourcing, packaging, transportation and trade marketing, among others; thus, contributing to the economy locally while satisfying the domestic demand for products.
Aliyu said EGIL was committed to complying with the various Nigerian labour and workplace health and safety laws and providing a safe working environment for its employees, third-party workers and contractors.
He stated that the firm was determined to be a strong contributor to the Nigerian economy while supporting its driving forces and empowering talents with the ultimate ambition to produce for Nigerians by Nigerians through training opportunities such as ITI schemes, as well as Henkel’s Internship Programme.
“Commitment to safety has been an integral part of our corporate culture for decades. Throughout the organization, our people are passionate about growing our business successfully, responsibly, and safely.
“In Nigeria, Henkel through its subsidiary EGIL, has continuously invested in the improvement of the production tools and the Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) standards in its Ibadan site.
“We manage, design, and operate our facilities to maximize safety. Regular and comprehensive training courses are held multiple times a year at all sites to ensure employees perform their duties safely and responsibly,” he said.
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