Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) has received two awards at the just concluded 12th edition of the annual Sustainability Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAS).
The awards were in recognition of Dangote’s 2017 Sustainability Report and progress in Sustainability Best Practices and Reporting in 2018.
“Two DIL subsidiaries received the SERAS Sustainability Awards for ‘Best Company in Hunger & Food Security’ as well as ‘Best in Supply Chain Management’ categories.
A statement released on Wednesday by Abimbola Akosile of the Corporate Communications Department, of Dangote Group said
“In special recognition of its pioneering Sustainability Journey in 2018, Dangote Group was also named by SERAS one of the Top 5 ‘Most Responsible Business in Africa/Overall Winner.’
“The conglomerate also received two Certificates of Recognition for the work of its Sustainability and Governance Function.”
According to Akosile, the company was recognised for embedding a culture of sustainability across the Group, tagged ‘The Dangote Way’. He said The Dangote Way underlines the importance of People and Stakeholder Engagement on its journey towards better financial performance through responsible and sustainable business practices.
About SERAS Awards
The SERAS CSR Awards is an annual event aimed at recognising and celebrating organisations for investing resources in the improvement of lives and the environment they serve, through several innovative programmes and initiatives.
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At the recently-organised 12th edition of the awards, a total of 26 awards were presented to several corporate organisations and individuals in recognition of their efforts towards practising sustainable business principles and embedding concern for the environment into their business consideration.
Meanwhile, the Dangote Group is a Nigerian multinational industrial conglomerate, founded by Aliko Dangote. It is the largest conglomerate in West Africa and one of the largest on the African continent. The group employs more than 30,000 people, generating revenue in excess of $4.1 billion in 2017.
The group now owns and operates over 18 subsidiaries, operating in ten African countries.