Airtel reaffirms its commitment to sustainable environmental management

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Airtel Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainable environmental management and the responsible disposal, recycling and reuse of electronic waste.

Commenting on the company’s commemoration of World Environment Day 2022, Managing Director and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Surendran Chemmenkotil, said Airtel Nigeria’s ambition is to address and minimize the impact of its operations on the environment, because it is essential for the world. , in which we live, noting that it is committed to raising employee awareness of climate and environmental management and working as a team to achieve its sustainability goals.

“I have asked all my colleagues to bring all electronics from their homes that are old and no longer of any use to them to the office – so that Airtel can then prove its position as a technology company, which is constantly exploring sustainable ways to reuse, reuse, recycle and dispose of e-waste from our network and offices.

“We are committed to our overarching Airtel Africa sustainability strategy, and we will continue to implement these plans relentlessly at the local level,” he said.

In response to the CEO’s call, employees of the telecommunications company came to the office on Monday, June 6 with electronic waste, which they deposited in designated areas in offices around the country. E-waste will be collected by a credible e-waste partner for recycling, reuse and responsible disposal.

As part of the awareness programme, an awareness session was held at the corporate headquarters in Ikoyi, Lagos on Monday, June 6, with employees from the regional offices connected virtually. During the session, employees were invited to contribute in their respective individual capacities to the advancement of sustainable management of the environment, reduction of the environmental footprint with regard to the call to action on climate change initiatives and to reduce activities that have a negative impact on health and the environment.

World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5 and is the United Nations’ primary vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for environmental protection. First held in 1973, it has been a platform to raise awareness of environmental issues such as marine pollution, human overpopulation, global warming, sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.

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