Dangote Cement Gets Upgrade for Environmental Disclosures, Sustainability

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By Aduragbemi Omiyale

For its environmental disclosures and sustainability, the climate rating of Dangote Cement Plc has been upgraded from B- to B.

The upgrade in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) rating of the cement manufacturing company was in recognition of its commitment to climate change.

The rating upgrade indicates that Dangote Cement has addressed the environmental impact of its business and ensures good environmental management.

It also demonstrates the continued efforts made by the company to increase its levels of non-financial disclosure and improve its sustainability reporting.

This year, for the fourth time, Dangote Cement submitted to the CDP, one of the world’s leading research groups focused on climate change. Dangote Cement has received two consecutive rating upgrades over the past two years, and in addition to the rating upgrade, Dangote Cement is a CDP supporter.

“We are pleased to be recognised again for the progress we are making in our environmental disclosures and sustainability. The CDP rating upgrade clearly illustrates the growth we have achieved in our commitment to transparency on climate and environmental issues.

“This year, our Alternative Fuel Project has reached an advanced stage and aims to leverage waste management solutions and reduce CO2 emissions. As of 9M22, we co-processed 101,553t of waste representing a 77 per cent increase over last year.

“We understand the impact of social and environmental factors on our operating environment and believe that measuring and reporting our activities transparently and consistently is a crucial component in transforming our ecosystem.

“At Dangote Cement, we will continue to take coordinated steps towards transparency on environmental issues,” the managing director of Dangote Cement, Mr Michel Puchercos, said.

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