In addition to our direct business investments, and our contribution to local and national economies through the payment of taxes and levies to the various government tiers, we fund a significant amount of sustainable community development initiatives.
These initiatives aim to create long-lasting benefits that contribute to improving human development indexes, thereby raising living standards in our host communities. These social investment activities align with the UN’s SDGs. Working with the local communities’ approved leaders to create shared value for communities, Seplat channels investment to areas that align local priorities to its business objectives whilst addressing the people’s broader development objectives.
In 2020, and despite the Covid-19 pandemic, we continued these efforts, making significant investments in strategic community development projects and programmes in such core areas as community infrastructure, education, health and water schemes. Our social development approach aligns with the UN’s SDG 6 (access to clean water and sanitation), SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 3 (good health and wellbeing) and SDG 2 (zero hunger), amongst others, SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and SDG 1 (No Poverty).
Our performance in the use of energy is part of the indices for defining operational excellence.
Committed to driving positive socio-economic benefits for our country and our host communities.
In a local industry where others would settle for being “responsible”, we hold ourselves to a higher standard.