Dangote Cement Ghana Limited, a leading cement producer, has started its sustainability week celebration.
The celebration launched on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at its plant in Tema, is under the theme: “Our Communities, Our Passion.”
Several activities including a health talk on depression and stress, dental and eye screening, donation of cement, clean up exercise and school visit, are lined up for the celebration.
The sustainability week is an annual celebration across the Dangote Group worldwide.
Speaking at the launch of the celebration, Managing Director (MD) of Dangote Cement Ghana Limited, Brice Houeto, stated that the sustainability week is about doing business in a sustainable manner and impacting societies positively beyond just selling cement.
“Dangote is certainly not here for a week, one day or one year, we want to do our business in a sustainable way and beyond that we want to impact our communities positively, give back to our communities beyond just selling cement,” he said, as he addressed employees.
This year is about employees doing more volunteerism in communities.
“The whole idea of sustainability week is not just about Dangote Ghana, it’s about Dangote worldwide,” he revealed.
He stressed the need to give back to communities, protection of the environment and human lives.
According to him, Dangote intends to be the biggest and leading cement producing group in Africa.
Beyond that, he said the group also wants to bring to its communities, innovation and smart ways of doing business.
Human Resource Manager of Dangote Cement Ghana, Akature Ania, asked staff to participate fully in the sustainability programs and be more safety conscious.
About Dangote Cement in Ghana
Dangote Cement has operated in Ghana since 2011, importing and bagging bulk cement at its terminal in Tema and selling into the domestic market.
It was recently upgraded to handle up to 1.5Mta of bulk cement per year and we have begun importation of cement from our factories in Nigeria to reduce our need for cement imported from outside the ECOWAS region.
The factory employs nearly 700 Ghanaians in manufacturing, logistics and administration.
World Class Cement
Dangote Cement is of the highest quality and comparable to any quality cement brand globally.
Cement from Dangote’s modern factories is sold in 50 Kg bags, 1.5 tonne jumbo bags and in bulk tankers.
Stringent quality assurance processes are put in place so that customers can be assured of receiving a high-quality product that meets all the required technical standards.
Across Africa, Dangote is a leading cement producer with operations in 10 countries.
It’s revenues in excess of US$2.2 billion and 24,000 employees.
The company is a fully integrated quarry-to-customer producer with production capacity of up to 45.6 million tonnes per annum (Mta) across Africa at the end of 2017.
It has operational facilities in Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.