The launch of gree’n’lectric, an all-digital publication dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability in the electricity sector, will reinforce Sahara Power Group’s resolve to pursue environmentally friendly options and solutions in its operations, Ejiro Gray, director, governance and sustainability, Sahara Group said.
Speaking at the launch of the publication at Egbin Power Station, Gray said Sahara Power, a Sahara Group company which connects more than 30 million homes to electricity in the country, considers access to clean, safe and reliable energy as essential objectives of the organization.
According to Gray, “Gree’n’lectric is one of the sharing vehicles on our journey to green, as we articulate our efforts and plans to address global sustainability concerns. Our business has a daily impact and is impacted by the interests of natural, social and human capital on which the sustainability of our people and the planet depend. We believe that these interests must be tackled head-on with unwavering responsibility and accountability to provide assurance for a better future.
She said Sahara Power’s commitment to protecting the integrity of the environment remains unwavering and generational through the involvement of young students and entrepreneurs in conversations and interventions on sustainable development. Israel Anyanwu, a student at Powerfields Group of Schools, Egbin said young Nigerians are becoming increasingly aware of the need to be part of the process of safeguarding the environment.
“We study hard to contribute our quota while observing basic practices that help protect the environment,” he said.
Gray said Sahara Power is exploring and investing in several renewable energy solutions to boost the power generation and distribution mix, with the aim of ensuring the company continues to “bring the energy of responsibly”.
She noted that Sahara Power entities, including Egbin Power Plc, Ikeja Electric and First Independent Power Limited (FIPL), articulate their operations around emission reduction, resource efficiency, business ethics, health and safety, and inclusion and diversity.
“With the deployment of electric strollers and scooters, bicycles and a strong walk to work initiative, Egbin Power has reduced the use of fossil fuel vehicles at the facility, reducing the emission by 670,000 kg of CO2 per year. We have also planted over 1000 trees, reduced paper consumption, saved 105KWH through reduced printing and continue to digitize our operations to protect the environment. Ikeja Electric launched the first electronic billing initiative in the electricity sector and has safety certifications that reinforce our commitment to sustainability,” she said.
Gree’n’lectric, a semi-annual publication highlights the main environmental, social and governance milestones of Sahara Power Group. It is accessible via QR codes and easily shared via multiple messaging apps on mobile devices.
“As we continue to evolve our operations to meet the expected global economic expansion and parallel increase in energy demand, sustainability will remain the driving force of our operations, with a firm commitment to measure, monitor and communicate our progress to our stakeholders,” concluded Gray. .