Chevron Nigeria Limited has said it has a record of responsible environmental stewardship everywhere it operates, with enduring partnerships with governments, non–governmental organisations, business organisations and communities.
The oil major stated this in a statement on Wednesday ahead of the World Environment Day, which takes place annually on June 5 to celebrate and promote environmental awareness and sustainability across the globe.
It said the theme for WED 2020, ‘biodiversity’, as defined by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, included the diversity of ecosystems, species and genes and the ecological processes that support them.
“Unfortunately, biodiversity is under threat in many areas of the world and maintaining global diversity has emerged as a prominent and widespread issue, as natural diversity in ecosystems is essential to human life and plays an important role in sustainable development,” the CNL said.
According to the statement, the company conducts its business in a socially and environmentally-sustainable manner in compliance with regulatory requirements, stakeholder expectation and best practices.
It said it had made environmental stewardship part of its social investment programmes.
The Chairman/Managing Director, CNL, Jeff Ewing, said, “CNL is proud to be part of the solution to the global environmental issues wherever the company operates, through its sound environmental management policy that supports environmental stewardship and sustainable development.”
According to him, the company has in place a company-wide operational excellence management system that delivers industry-leading performance in process safety, personal safety and health, environment, reliability and efficiency.
“CNL has been supporting and sponsoring various programmes aimed at biodiversity conservation. These partnerships and efforts continue to be widely recognised and rewarded,” he said.
CNL’s General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Esimaje Brikinn, said the oil major was willing to continue its collaboration with relevant stakeholders towards biodiversity conservation.
He said, “For close to 60 years, Chevron Nigeria Limited has remained an active agent of sustainable development and strong advocate of partnerships in support of the environment.
“We will continue to partner with stakeholders in raising public awareness on the importance of environmental sustainability and biodiversity conservation.”