CSR is ingrained into our core business practices through value-adding products and services and the development of local communities through sustainable social investments.
Nigeria has the highest number of people without access to electricity anywhere in the world. In line with our problem-solving philosophy we found a solution. Our farm electrification project was also completed in 2020. In the process, we also brought power into our host community, ensuring that many of the houses in the area became part of the national grid for the first time in decades. This has gone on to improve the quality of life within our community.
In 2018, Nigeria overtook India as the country with the highest number of Under-five deaths anywhere in the world. Most of these deaths are preventable. According to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, more than 80 percent of the disease involved can be treated in a primary healthcare centre. There isn’t any primary health care centre within 50km of our farming community. This is why we are setting up a primary health centre and clinic within our farming community to drastically reduce the number of such occurrences, and save the lives of our farmers, their families and members of the community.