The Deputy High Commission of Canada in Lagos, Nigeria in collaboration of CSR–in–Action, a Non-Governmental Organisation, will be hosting a Seminar on Sustainability in the Extractive Industries on October 18 in Victoria Island.
The seminar, themed, ‘Sustainability in the Extractive Industries: Managing your Value Chain’ will attract participants mainly from the Oil and Gas and Mining sectors of the Nigerian economy. It is expected that the event will address the concept of sustainable CSR from a holistic approach by looking at it from the economic, environmental and social (human rights, communal and labour) points of view. Participants will learn more about sustainable CSR practices and corresponding impacts on their organisations as a whole, using successful examples from Canada.
Drawing from country experiences and case studies, speakers from both Nigeria and Canada will discuss CSR, sustainable techniques and benefits to the corporate organisation, host community and larger society with active extractive activities. This will enable participants to have a better understanding of the concept of sustainability and, ultimately, how it works for the benefit of everyone concerned.
Some of the topics for discussion include: ‘Importance of the Value Chains within the Extractive Industries’, ‘Transparency & Accountability’ and ‘The Role of Government’. Through these discourse areas, the seminar will leverage further discussion on CSR by way of panellists on the importance of value chains, engaging key stakeholders, as well as the importance of adopting transparency through good governance by both the private sector and the government to sustain economic growth.