Chevron Nigeria Limited, the operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum and CNL, says it will remain an active agent of sustainable development and strong advocate of partnerships in support of the environment.
The CNL stated this in a statement to commemorate the World Environment Day held annually on June 5.
This year’s theme of the WED, ‘Beat plastic pollution’, urges governments, industries, communities and individuals to come together in exploring sustainable alternatives to urgently reducing the production and excessive use of single-use plastic polluting the oceans, damaging marine life and threatening human health.
The Managing Director, CNL, Jeff Ewing, stated that the company was happy to be part of the solution to global environmental issues.
According to him, wherever the company operates, through its sound environmental management policy, it supports environmental stewardship and sustainable development.
He added, “The CNL has in place company-wide operational excellence management systems that deliver industry-leading performance in process safety, personal safety and health, environment, reliability and efficiency.”
The CNL has a record of responsible environmental stewardship everywhere it operates and has also established enduring partnerships with governments, non–governmental organisations, business organisations and communities.
“The CNL has been supporting and sponsoring various programmes aimed at preserving the environment. These partnerships and efforts have been recognised and rewarded within and outside the country.”
The firm said that its commitment to preserving the environment had left enduring landmarks in the landscape, including the Lekki Conservation Centre, a centre of excellence in environmental research and education reserved as a sanctuary for the rich flora and fauna of the Lekki Peninsula.
“This 78-hectare facility is the only one of such in the Lagos area and was established by the CNL in partnership with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation in 1992. The support for the LCC best connects Chevron’s activities to the theme of the WED 2018,” the firm stated.
The General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, CNL, Esimaje Brikinn, said the company would continue to collaborate with all stakeholders to safeguard the environment.
“We are continually working to improve our processes to reduce pollution and waste, conserve natural resources, and reduce potentially negative environmental impacts of our activities and operations,” he added.