Crown Flour Mill Limited (CFM), a subsidiary of Olam has restated its commitment to reducing the effects of carbon emission in the country and conserving biodiversity.
CFM made its commitment evident by donating 5,000 tree samplings to Bayero University Kano (BUK).
The company revealed that it has been implementing the environmental sustainability partnership with some leading universities and their respective state governments, kick-starting the campaign BUK and the Kano State government.
The campaign, it said, was cardinal climate action, intended to achieve carbon neutrality and the net-zero targets on a larger scale. CFM further pointed out that it would ensure that fuel emissions created by its fleet operations are to a large extent offset from the ecosystem.
Managing Director, CFM, Mr. Ashish Pande, in his remark, said: “This tree planting campaign is part of our overarching corporate responsibility and sustainability initiative. This is our small way of contributing to the important activity of climate action.”
On his part, Kano State Governor, Dr. Umar Ganduje lauded CFM for its prompt implementation of the tree plantation campaign.
He pointed that the move would no doubt reinforce the state’s Ministry of Environment’s current drive at curbing industrial waste hence a healthier ecosystem.
“To make our dear state pollution-free and healthier, the state government decided to shift waste management in the state from a state-dominated effort to public-private partnership (PPP) as this strategic route aligns with global best practice,” Ganduje said.
Speaking also, the Vice-Chancellor of BUK, Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas, explained that investment was key to realizing carbon neutrality and conserving the environment.
He also lauded CFM for the tree plantation campaign, describing it as a bold initiative that would fortify the biological richness of the ecosystem and maintain biodiversity.
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