Firm commits to pollution-free environment
The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has reaffirmed its commitment toward a safe, clean and pollution-free environment.
The company made the pledge when members of staff and representatives of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) embarked on a beach clean-up activity to mark the 2019 World Environment Day.
Director, Public Affairs and Communications for NBC, Mr. Ekuma Eze described the event, held at the Kids Beach Garden, Lagos, as part of the company’s contributions to achieve its 2025 commitments geared towards making the environment safe.
Expounding on the theme of the 2019 World Environment Day tagged: “Beat Air Pollution”, Eze explained that current environmental challenges demand urgent attention.
He said: “Environmental sustainability has remained a major focus for us at NBC. We believe that a concerted effort is necessary to ensure that the environment is preserved for future generations. This duty cannot rest solely on the shoulders of the government, the private sector, or environmentally conscious individuals, everyone has an important role to play. We are here today to play our own part and to draw the public’s attention to the importance of preserving our environment” he said.
He stressed that aside the 2019 coastal beach cleaning exercise, the company continuously reviews and optimizes its operational and production processes to drive sustainability.
Also, the Assistant Director in Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr. Adewunmi Adetona, who represented the General Manger of the agency commended the management of Nigerian Bottling Company Limited for its thoughtfulness in cleaning up the shoreline, noting that the action would go a long way to reduce the impact of flooding and other environmental hazards in the area.
“In her remarks, the founder of Kids Beach Garden, Ms. Doyinsola Ogunye expressed delight that NBC took up the initiative to clean up the coastal line, saying it will in no small measure lessen the hazards associated with air pollution.