The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) have restated commitment to sustainable community development in across the country.
Group Executive Director, Exploration & Production, NNPC, Makanti Baru, represented by General Manager, Planning, Nigeria Petroleum Investment Management Services, at the 2015 SPDC Joint Venture External Relations Roadshow and Exhibition in Abuja, Dung Gwom-Bot, emphasised the need for organizations to operate and deliver services in a manner that is efficient and effective, with minimal impact on the environment.
Dr. Baru maintained that while businesses should strive to be socially equitable and economically viable, they should also focus on meeting the basic needs of the population and future generation.
He said that: “It is imperative to take into cognizance that for any growth or development to be successfully sustainable, it must be all encompassing and inclusive, that is, economic growth, environmental stewardship and social inclusion must be inherent.
“Opportunities abound for organizations to do more in areas of sustainable development, while we on our part would continue to invest and optimally utilise resources to preserve the environment, provide clean energy, reduce waste and support local businesses for economic stability.”
Osagie Okunbor, Managing Director, SPDC/Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, said the journey towards sustainability is a continuous process, adding that Shell views sustainability as delivering energy in a responsible way to meet the world’s growing needs.